IFP 2015 Independent Filmmaker Labs Showcase Screening
Free with RSVP

Wednesday Sep 23, 2015
7:00PMDoors Open
7:30PMLive Music by Laura and Greg
8:00PMScreening begins, followed by filmmaker meet-and-greet
RSVP does not guarantee entry - seating is first come, first served. No outside alcohol is permitted.

Screening will take place on the lawn - chairs are not permitted.

Elevated Acre
near Coenties Slip
Financial District
55 Water St., New York, NY 10041


This Show Presented in Partnership With

Free Event
RSVPs are now closed - Seating is first come, first served.

A first-look at exciting new films from the 2015 IFP Labs.

Hosted annually during Indepedent Film Week, the Labs Showcase gives audiences a first-look at exciting new films, before their festival premieres. This outdoor screening features excerpts from the new films from the emerging talent of the 2015 IFP Labs, the nation’s only program that supports diverse feature filmmakers when they need it most: through the completion, marketing and distribution of their first features.

The Independent Filmmaker Labs are generously supported by the Time Warner Foundation.

2015 Documentary Labs features:

Directed by Christopher LaMarca; produced by Katrina Taylor and Laurie Collyer

Decade of Fire
Directed by Gretchen Hildebran; written by Gretchen Hildebran and Vivian Vazquez and Julia Allen; produced by Gretchen Hildebran, Vivian Vazquez, Julia Allen, Rachel Antell, Jennifer Petruceil; Steve Amarante

Distant Constellation
Directed by Shevaun Mizrahi; produced by Shelly Grizim and Deniz Buga

Directed and produced by Gina Abatemarco

Memories of a Penitent Heart
Directed by Cecilia Aldarondo; produced by Patricia Benabe

The Nine
Directed and written by Katy Grannan; produced by Marc Smolowitz and Katy Grannan

Raising Bertie
Directed by Margaret Byrne; produced by Margaret Byrne and Ian Kibbe

The Road From Hainan
Directed and written by Nanfu Wang; written by Nanfu Wang, Mark Monroe, and Peter Lucas

Directed by Jessie Auritt; produced by Jessie Auritt, Carmen Osterlye, and Justin Levy

Swing Low
Directed by Javid Soriano; produced by Javid Soriano, Lily Chen, and Zac Stuart-Pontier

2015 Narrative Labs features:

Albion: Rise of the Danaan
Directed by Castille Landon; written by Castille Landon, Ryan O’Nan, and Sarah Scougal; produced by Dori Sperko and Ryan O'Nan

The Arbalest
Directed by Adam Pinney; written by Adam Pinney; produced by Alex Orr

Directed by Andrew Sullivan and Geoffrey Orthwein; written by Andrew Sullivan and Geoffrey Orthwein; produced by Doug Dalton, Kent Genzlinger, and Brienne Lermitte

Donald Cried
Directed by Kris Avedisian; written by Kris Avedisian, Kyle Espeleta, and Jesse Wakeman; produced by Sam Fleischner, Kyle Martin, and Jesse Wakeman

Hunky Dory
Directed by Michael Curtis Johnson; written by Michael Curtis Johnson and Tomas Pais; produced by Michael Curtis Johnson, Tomas Pais, and Bernie Stern

Icaros: A Vision
Directed by Leonor Caraballo and Matteo Norzi; written by Leonor Caraballo, Matteo Norzi and Abou Farman; produced by Abou Farman, Adella Ladjevardi, and Matteo Norzi

Katie Says Goodbye
Directed by Wayne Roberts; written by Wayne Roberts; produced by Kimberly Parker, Wayne Roberts, Eric Schultz, Carlo Sirtori, and Jacob Wasserman

Live Cargo
Directed by Logan Sandler; written by Logan Sandler and Thymaya Payne; produced by Rene Bastian, Lauren Brady, Mortimer Canepa, Randy Hearst-Harris, Thymaya Payne, and Tina Preschitz

Lupe Under the Sun
Directed by Rodrigo Reyes; produced by Su Kim

Directed by Owen Long; written by Owen Long and Steven Weisman; produced by Anthony Ambrosio, Chris Haney, and Steven Weisman

Submissions for 2016 Labs open in February

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