Tuesday, September 18, 2012

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA AND HBO RETURN AS PREMIER SPONSORS OF IFP’S 2012 INDEPENDENT FILM WEEK


ROYAL BANK OF CANADA AND HBO RETURN
AS PREMIER SPONSORS OF IFP’S
2012 INDEPENDENT FILM WEEK

A&E IndieFilms, Eastman Kodak Company, and
SAGIndie/Screen Actors Guild are Gold Sponsors


NEW YORK (September 17, 2012) – Today IFP – the Independent Filmmaker Project – announced its sponsors for the 2012 Independent Film Week. IFP’s Independent Film Week runs Sunday, September 16 through Thursday, September 20 at the Film Society at Lincoln Center. Premier Sponsors are Royal Bank of Canada and HBO; Gold Sponsors A&E IndieFilms, Eastman Kodak Company, and SAGIndie/Screen Actors Guild; Silver Sponsors Canon U.S.A., Inc., National Film & Video Foundation of South Africa, Screen Australia, Telefilm Canada, Toscana Promozione and Toscana Film Commission, and Silver Sponsors BMI, Dubai International Film Festival, Israel Film Fund, Mississippi Film Office, The New York Times, New Zealand Film Commission, and Proimágenes Colombia.  Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts.  Film Society of Lincoln Center is the Official Independent Film Week Partner, smart is the Official Auto Sponsor, The Empire Hotel is the Official Hotel Partner, and Heineken is the Official Alcoholic Malt Beverage.  Luna Bars will be available on site, provide by Clif Bar. Registration bags have been provided by NY Mouth.

Now in its thirty-fourth year, Independent Film Week is a one-of-a-kind event that brings the international film and media community to New York City to advance new voices and projects on the independent scene. The event is purely focused on supporting the future of storytelling by nurturing and providing opportunities for both emerging and established artists to connect with the financiers, executives, influencers, and decision-makers in film, television, new media, and cross-platform storytelling that can help them complete their latest works and connect with audiences.  Through its programs including, the Project Forum, Future Forward Industry Initiatives, and the Filmmaker Conference, Film Week ensures that artists, industry, and audiences have the educational, networking, and access opportunities necessary to create and enjoy work across a variety of platforms. Conference passes are available at www.ifp.org.

More information can be found at www.ifp.org

ABOUT IFP

After debuting with a program in 1979 New York Film Festival, the nonprofit IFP has evolved into the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, and also the premiere advocate for them. Since its start IFP has supported the production of 7,000 films and provided resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers – voices that might not otherwise have been heard. IFP fosters the development of 350 new feature and documentary films each year through its Project Forum of Independent Film Week, Independent Filmmaker Labs and projects in its fiscal sponsorship program.

For more information and to become a member, visit www.ifp.org.


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