2014 Independent Film Week Shines a Brand New Spotlight on Digital
The Independent Filmmaker Project announced its 2014 slate today, revealing which traditional and digital projects will be a part of this year’s Project Forum at Independent Film Week. Running from September 14-18, the weeklong celebration of indie video work in New York City will put a spotlight on digital creators for the first time.
The RBC’s Emerging Storytellers program will include a space solely for creators working on episodic content for the web. Among the IFP’s initial web slate are series from talent like Calvin Reeder (“The Rambler”), Desiree Akhavan (“Girls”), Gregory Bayne (“Person of Interest”), and Susan Leber (“Down to the Bone”). The selection also includes two shows set to debut online within the next few months, Rachel Morgan’s “Middle Americans” and Daniel Zimbler and Elisabeth Gray’s “Understudies.”
This year marks the 36th Independent Film Week, led by the deputy director/head of programming, Amy Dotson, and the senior director of programming, Milton Tabbot. Located at Lincoln Center, the week connects creators with media, financiers, and other major influencers in the entertainment industry.
Sponsors for the Independent Film Week include the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and HBO, as well as A&E IndieFilms and SAGIndie. In the past, the IFP has provided support for upwards of 8,000 indie film projects and will work with 133 this year, including its new forays into digital video.Tags: 2014 indepedent film week, calvin reeder, daniel zimbler, desiree akhavan, elisabeth gray, gregory bayne, hbo, Independent Filmmaker Project, middle americans, rachel morgan, rbc's emerging storytellers program, understudies