The New York-based INDEPENDENT FILM PROJECT, an incubator for indie-minded filmmakers in want of funding and TLC announced its upcoming slate of feature films for Q1, focusing on female filmmakers. The films selected for February through May 2015 are: “Approaching the elephant,” directed by Amanda Rose Wilder (February 20), “She’s lost control,” directed by Anja Marquardt (March 20), “I believe in unicorns,” (featured image) directed by Leah Meyerhoff (March 27) and “L for leisure,” directed by Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn (May 15). All films selected will be screened for one week at IFP’s Made in NY Media Center in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
“At IFP we are constantly working with emerging artists and filmmakers to engage and build new audiences that will champion their work on a long-term basis,” said Joana Vicente, Executive Director of IFP. “To do this for such an excellent group of filmmakers—four of the five of them being female filmmakers—and to provide them with a unique opportunity in the release of their films demonstrates how perfectly Screen Forward represents IFP’s mission.”
During its thirty-five year-history IFP has supported over 8,000 projects and offered resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers, including Debra Granik, Miranda July, Michael Moore, Dee Rees, and Benh Zeitlin.