For Artists / Opportunities

Independent Filmmaker Project, NY / Filmmaker Labs / Call for Artists

Submission fee


The IFP Filmmaker Labs ensure that talented, emerging voices receive the support, resources, and industry exposure necessary to complete, market and distribute their first feature. Focusing exclusively on low-budget features (<$1million), this highly immersive program provides filmmakers with the technical, creative and strategic tools necessary to launch their films — and their careers. Open to all first-time feature documentary and narrative directors with films in post-production.

The IFP Screen Forward Labs are a year-long program and incubator for the creators of narrative-driven, serialized projects that push storytelling forward. A weeklong intensive Lab provides participants with the knowledge, resources, and mentor support necessary for developing pitches, securing financing, and finding unique avenues for the distribution of their groundbreaking work. Open to series creators with projects that have at minimum a visual sample (completed episode, demo, excerpt) completed.

Eligible media

Film/Media Arts