IFP Filmmaker Lab Showcase

Tuesday Sep 20, 2016
7:00PMDoors Open
7:30PMLive Music by Wolkoff
8:00PMFilms Begin
This is a free event

Seating is first-come first-served

Brooklyn Bridge Park
(Pier 1)
Enter at Old Fulton and Furman Streets
Old Fulton and Furman Streets, Brooklyn, NY 11201
A,C to High Street, F to York Street, 23 to Clark Street, R to Court Street, or 2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall


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Hosted annually during IFP Film Week, the IFP Filmmaker Labs Showcase gives audiences a first look at 20 exciting new feature films, before their festival premieres.


306 Hollywood (Elan Bogarin and Jonathan Bogarin)
Our grandmother’s death triggers an epic, humorous, and surreal excavation of her New Jersey house in this magical realist documentary.

93Queen (Paula Eiselt)
"93Queen" is a film about women's empowerment in Hasidic Brooklyn--a neighborhood where you'd least expect to find it.

Alaska is a Drag (Shaz Bennett)
"Alaska is a Drag" is a fish out of water story—literally. An aspiring drag superstar's diva-fabulous dreams are hard fought working in a fish cannery in Alaska.

A Bad Idea Gone Wrong (Jason Headley)
Two would-be thieves forge a surprising relationship with with an unexpected housesitter when they accidentally trap themselves in a house they just broke into.

Canary in a Coal Mine (Jennifer Brea)
Jennifer, a Harvard PhD student, was signing a check at a restaurant when she found she
could not write her own name. Months before her wedding, she became progressively more ill, losing the ability even to sit in a wheelchair. When doctors insisted that her condition was psychosomatic, she picked up her camera to document her own story and the stories of four other patients struggling with the world’s most prevalent orphan disease – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, often referred to as
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 80% of its sufferers are women.

Cold November (Karl Jacob)
A midwestern matriarchy guides 12-year-old Florence through the rite of passage of her first deer hunt.

Curandera (Ethan Goldwater)
Yolanda, mourning the death of her youngest son Johnny at the hands of the Oakland police, works to end legacies of oppression, addiction, and violence in her family and community, when called by her spirit guides to seek healing in dreams and visions.

Dayveon (Amman Abbasi)
A young boy comes to terms with his brother's death while navigating the joys and dangers of gang life in rural Arkansas.

For the Birds (Richard Miron)
A woman’s love for her pet ducks and chickens—all 200 of them—begins to threaten her marriage and draw attention from local animal rescuers.

Gautam Buddha (Shayok Mukhopadhyay)
They are Indian traveling actors who play women. They are rural gay men. Gautam is closeted, Buddha is out. Per Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, both are criminals.

Heartlock (Jon Kauffman)
A convict determined to escape begins manipulating a female guard, but when they form a genuine bond, he’s forced to choose between love and freedom.

Idiom; Hale County This Morning, This Evening (RaMell Ross)
A constellation of imagery presents the life of two men living in the historic South.

Jaddoland (Nadia Shihab)
Is it possible to make a home somewhere you feel out of place?

Julia Blue (Roxy Toporowych)
University student Julia dreams of an education abroad, but her future plans are disrupted after falling for a soldier from Ukraine’s front lines.

The Missing Sun (Brennan Vance)
After a solar flare powers down her remote community, Alma discovers her husband Terry comatose. Pursuing a series of bizarre clues, she soon believes Terry is astral traveling to reunite with his deceased ex-wife.

Poor Jane (Katie Orr)
A housewife’s comfortable life unravels when she suddenly stops loving her husband.

Sage Country (Yuri Chicovsky}
On the brink of losing the family ranch, sheep rancher Albert Villard must choose between clinging to a crumbling paradise or reimagining his life's dream.

Solace (Tchaiko Omawale)
Sole, orphaned at 17, unwillingly lives with her grandmother, numbing herself with food until her forbidden friendship with teenage neighbors forces her to confront pain.

Swim Team (Lara Stolen)
Three autistic boys coming of age struggle with limited support and services, but find hope for their futures through a competitive swim team.

Untitled Hasidic Film (Joshua Z Weinstein)
Given unprecedented access to New York's Orthodox Jewish community, the film is a story of faith and fatherhood—performed entirely in Yiddish.


Canadian singer-songwriter Wolkoff creates bewitching dance music drawing inspiration from a broad spectrum of genres including Epop, dancehall and retro dance beats.

Working on her forthcoming album with producer John Cleary, Wolkoff combines playful, introspective lyricism with her signature performance intensity and has garnered an international cult following spanning audiences from Japan to Italy, where she'll be performing for Milan Design Week 2016.

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