The IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs are now open for submissions. IFP’s Independent Filmmaker Labs are a yearlong fellowship supporting independent filmmakers when they need it most: through the completion, marketing, and distribution of their first features. Lab submission is open to all first-time documentary and narrative feature directors with films in post-production (rough assembly through fine cut). Structured in three week-long components held over the year, the Labs offer personalized attention on post-production, audience building, and distribution strategies in the digital age, followed by continued support from IFP as the project premieres in the marketplace.

Recent Lab Project alumni include Give Up Tomorrow (POV 2013) and The Light In Her Eyes (POV 2013), with many more Lab alumni set for upcoming festivals and broadcast. To apply, or for more information, please visit

Deadlines to Apply: March 8 (Documentary) / April 5 (Narrative).

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