Watch Live Discussions from IFP's Independent Film Week Filmmaker Conference

Independent Film Week is here again thanks to IFP (Independent Film Project). The conference "gives emerging and established writers, directors, producers, and creators the opportunity to explore the art and business of 21st century storytelling." Attending the entire conference is impossible for most, so thankfully IFP is live streaming some of the talks and also posting them online. Click through to check those out and also see the rest of the live schedule for this week.

James Schamus (CEO Focus Features) and Christine Vachon (co-founder Killer Films):

J.C. Chandor, director of Margin Call :

When the rest of the talks are online this post will be updated. The other talks that will be presented live are as follows:

  • Michel Reilhac (Transmedia Producer)- Wednesday, September 19th @ 10AM ET
  • Orlando Bagwell (Ford Foundation)- Thursday, September 20th @ 10AM ET

IFP is also working to post new videos to their YouTube channel, and many of these are geared towards specific topics in filmmaking -- whether that be directing, producing, writing, marketing, etc. There is a particularly interesting conversation with producer Ted Hope and the team of filmmakers from Borderline Films who have helped each other's careers in different ways.

Martha Marcy May Marlene: A Case Study of Creative Teams:

You can check out the YouTube channel for IFP as well as the rest of the opportunities from IFP below.


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Is that the same Ted Hope who just became E.D. for the San Francisco Film Society? If it is, then that could be real interesting for the organization and filmmakers in the Bay Area and beyond.

September 18, 2012 at 6:05PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Yes it is, same one.

September 18, 2012 at 6:07PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Joe Marine
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Thank you for posting these lectures/discussions. You always learn something from those who are making it.

October 24, 2012 at 7:53PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

stefan verna