New York’s annual IFP Film Week will move from its longtime Manhattan perch to Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood this September, expanding its scope to include public as well as industry offerings, with an increased attention to TV, web-based and VR content.
Running from September 17 to 22, the 2016 IFP Independent Film Week will feature more than 30 curated narrative and non-fiction web series, episodes, interactive and app-based serialized works, availabe to industry attendees and the public. The expansion essentially positions the film market as a festival-style event, with more 150 projects from 22 countries curated and presented as scripts and works-in-progress.
“The film industry has changed,” said IFP Executive Director Joana Vicente in a statement. “Serialized stories are on the rise, and film and television are taking cues from one another. New platforms for storytelling are bursting into the media landscape every year. IFP Film Week is a bold guide in this new frontier, harnessing the energy and ideas of an ever-evolving community that has grown beyond the simple concept of filmmaking.”
Founded as the Independent Feature Film Market in 1979, IFP Week follows its parent organization to DUMBO, the media-heavy Brooklyn neighborhood where IFP moved in 2009 and helped establish the Made in NY Media Center in 2013.
This year, IFP Week will feature daily showcases in and around the Media Center. Programming will screenings, talks, exhibitions, and events centered on content for the film, TV and the Internet. Public presentations will include sneak previews of upcoming feature films, documentaries, web-based and television series.