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Announcing The Joel Schumacher Mentorship Award

by Zach Mandinach on January 12, 2021

MTV Entertainment Group endows the inaugural Joel Schumacher Mentorship Award at tonight’s Gothams for LGBTQ+, and Black, Indigenous, Students of Color in media and entertainment

Fund honors Schumacher’s longtime collaboration with MTV’s beloved creative director Sophia Cranshaw

New York, NY (Monday, January 11, 2021) – Jeff Sharp, Executive …

30th Annual IFP Gotham Awards Winners Announced

by Zach Mandinach on January 11, 2021

NOMADLAND Wins Best Feature and the Audience Award

TIME and A THOUSAND CUTS Jointly Awarded Best Documentary

RIZ AHMED and NICOLE BEHARIE Win Best Actor and Best Actress Awards

 

New York, NY (Monday, January 11, 2021) – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) tonight announced the winners …

2020 IFP Gotham Awards Announce Director’s Tribute for Steve McQueen and Industry Tribute for Ryan Murphy

by Zach Mandinach on December 9, 2020

New York, NY (December 9, 2020) – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), announced today that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen will receive a Director’s Tribute, and Emmy, Golden Globe, Tony and Peabody Award-winning screenwriter, producer and director Ryan Murphy will receive the Industry Tribute at the 2020 IFP Gotham Awards.  …

Nominations Announced for 30th IFP Gotham Awards

by Zach Mandinach on November 12, 2020

Best Feature Nominations go to The Assistant, First Cow,

Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Nomadland, and Relic

In a First, All Best Feature Nominees are Directed by Women

New York, NY (November 12, 2020) – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s premier member organization …

IFP Announces Recipients of the IFP Week Filmmaker Awards

by Zach Mandinach on September 30, 2020

Awards go to Lo que dejamos atras, Magnolia Bloom, Malpelo, and Our Father, the Devil

New York, NY (September 23, 2020) – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s premier member organization of independent storytellers, announced today the recipients of the IFP Week Filmmaker Awards. The winning filmmakers, who …

IFP Announces Second Annual Student Short Film Showcase

by Zach Mandinach on September 28, 2020

JetBlue and Focus Features Return as Partners, joined by Westridge Foundation

Winning Films from First Year to Stream in October on Focus Features’ digital channels

NEW YORK, NY (September 24, 2020) — The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s premier member organization of independent storytellers, announced today the …

IFP Announces Inaugural Audio Programming Slate for 42nd annual IFP Week

by Zach Mandinach on September 9, 2020

Guest Speakers include Sean Rameswaram (Today, Explained/Vox), Laura Beil (Dr. Death) Becca Tobin (Act Like A Lady) Juliet Litman (The Ringer), Jenna Weiss-Berman (Pineapple Street Studios)

NEW YORK, September 9, 2020 – IFP announced today the slate of audio-centric public programming for the 42nd  IFP Week, which will take …