conference-button_v3_alt3[UPDATE: the giveaway is complete, and the lucky winner is @JMoFilm!] I met my producer at an IFP event, and also I'm going to be at their Filmmaker Conference this year with my feature MANCHILD (which was previously selected for the Emerging Narrative program, and this year will be part of the international co-production market No Borders) -- so obviously I'm a big believer in IFP's programs. They'll open the exciting Made in NY Media Center by IFP in October, but first up is Independent Film Week in New York, which is chock full of workshops, networking opportunities, readings, and pitches. If you're not in NYC, this is a good reason to come, and we're giving away the best pass to the Filmmaker Conference money can buy here on No Film School.

Here are the full details on the Filmmaker Conference, which takes place September 15-19. The official blurb:

Whatever form your story takes, IFP’s Filmmaker Conference showcases how great projects can connect with audiences and stand out in a crowded marketplace. Taking place during IFP’s annual Independent Film Week – a one-of-a-kind event bringing the international film community together to celebrate, advocate, and introduce new voices on the independent scene – the Filmmaker Conference consists of a variety of small group & networking activities, hands-on workshops, keynotes with innovators and icons, and in-depth creative master classes.

Tickets are available for the conference here. And now our giveaway!


We're giving away a "Full Week with Meet the Decision Makers Meetings" pass, which goes for $375. To enter, you'll need two things: a twitter account, and the ability to get yourself to NYC September 15-19 (if you're not a New Yorker.) Here's how to enter:

  1. Follow @No Film School and @ifpfilm on Twitter.
  2. Click here to tweet, or write your own tweet about why you want to go to the Filmmaker Conference; if you write your own, be sure to link to this post and use the hashtag #ifpfilm

We will throw everyone's tweet in a virtual hat and alert you via Twitter if you're the winner!
The winner has been chosen.
Finally, let's clarify what exactly these Meet the Decision Makers Meetings meetings are:

Launched last year, the expanded Meet the Decision Makers sessions provides small group meetings with top distributors, agents, and grantors including: Bond360, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Cinedigm, Cinereach, Creative Capital, Energy Entertainment, Fandor, Film Collaborative, Firelight Media Producers’ Lab, Nantucket Screenwriters Colony, Oscilloscope, Sony Pictures Classics, Sundance Documentary Fund, Tribeca Film Institute, VHX, Vimeo Pro, WGAE and more.

Whether or not you win our giveaway, check out the Filmmaker Conference. Looking forward to seeing some of you in person in September!

Link: IFP Filmmaker Conference