IFP Week is comprised of meetings, screenings, talks, meet ups, & exhibitions centered on cutting-edge independent content for the big screen, small screen and Internet: September 15-20, 2018
The New York Film Conference presents an opportunity for film and media professionals in a variety of roles across organizations (and freelance) to come together and share insight around industry and production trends in film and media. Speakers and participants represent a wide range of roles across the entire spectrum of film production, marketing and distribution, among other roles. Speakers from the 2017 New York Film Conference included executives from some of the companies behind films like Arrival,Logan Lucky, The Founder, The Big Sick, The Kids are All Right, Valerian, and many more.
The Architecture & Design Festival (ADFF), celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design. With well-attended screenings, legendary panelists, vibrant discussions and events in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, it has grown into the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the subject.
DOC NYC burst upon the scene in 2010 with an inaugural event that was hailed as “ambitious” (New York Times) and “selective but eclectic” (Village Voice). By 2014, DOC NYC had become America’s largest documentary film festival and voted by MovieMaker magazine as one of the “top five coolest documentary film festivals in the world”. Based at the West Village’s IFC Center, Chelsea’s SVA Theater and Bow Tie Chelsea Cinema, the eight-day festival showcases new achievements in documentary film along with panels and conversations. It also seeks to make connections that happen “only in New York.”
In 2017, the festival showcased 300+ films & events, presented by 200+ filmmakers & special guests. Past guests include Hillary Clinton, Eric Clapton, Emma Watson, Jim Carrey, Al Sharpton, Thandie Newton, Susan Sarandon, Martin Scorsese, Itzhak Perlman, Big Bird, Sarah Polley, Jared Leto, Noam Chomsky, Ricki Lake, Michael Moore, Michel Gondry, Omar Epps, Errol Morris, Oliver Stone, Jonathan Franzen, Kathleen Hanna, Spandau Ballet, Greil Marcus, Grace Lee Boggs, Bela Fleck, Nat Hentoff, Chuck Workman, and The Mekons. Audience attendees have included Harry Belafonte, Rosario Dawson, Fred Armisen, Jim Jarmusch, Michael Stipe, Martha Stewart, Katie Couric, Russell Simmons, Darren Aronofsky, Cornel West, Naomi Watts, among others.