The journey to winning the Audience Award at Sundance 2017 started at IFP Film Week.
Like the best kind of college advisor, the Independent Filmmaker Project nurtures storytellers. For projects ranging from development to distribution, the IFP offers time and resources, connects creative talent with financiers, executives, mentors and collaborators, and curates events to help open doors—all in hopes of seeing you accomplish great work. One of their annual programming highlights is IFP Film Week. Designed to help launch ideas and boost careers, its events are abuzz with filmmakers, artists and storytellers.
This year, one of the filmmakers was writer/director Matt Ruskin, appearing on a panel moderated by Variety film critic-turned-Amazon exec Scott Foundas. Ruskin was there as an IFP alum to share his serendipitous tale of how his second narrative feature—working title, Darker Than Blue—went through IFP Film Week 2015, then went on to win the Sundance Audience Award earlier this year under the new title Crown Heights.
From:: No Film School