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Microbudget Filmmaking
October 28 & 29
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Learn proven, cost-effective filmmaking and business techniques for producing a $50,000 (or less!) film project.

Tickets selling quickly!
Gain confidence in your fundraising and proposal writing abilities. This course will provide you with a solid road map to begin the process.
LIFT Your Story is a series of interactive workshops designed to help startup founders build and elevate their companies using best practices and proven storytelling techniques from leaders in media and technology.

Over the course of seven workshops in New York City and Philadelphia, founders will hear from industry experts on creating a business plan, turning that plan into a business, pitching and selling, building a team, product design and fundraising.

LIFT Your Story is partnership between Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs and the Media Center. Workshops are free to attend, though prior registration is necessary.

Register now for the first event in New York: Brand Positioning and Harnessing Your Superpower.

Fall is for Funding
Fall is all about Funding for IFP Members! On October 30, we’re hosting a special Meet the Decision Makers panel and round table meetings with representatives from Chicken & Egg, Cinereach. Get valuable insights from the decision makers themselves as they cover the application process, the do’s and don’ts of submitting materials, and what they look for when dispersing funds. Finally on November 19 and 20, we’ve got a class, Grant Writing Workshop for Creatives, which is back by popular demand and selling quickly. Keep an eye out for our first Direct Access event since IFP Week at the Media Center, which will be announced shortly.
Become an IFP Member today and purchase one or both today for discounted prices. Use code MAKEITHAPPEN for 20% off.
WE Master Money: Credit is a series of credit workshops that are designed to help women entrepreneurs gain knowledge about the construction of credit as a basis for improving personal finances and access to capital for their business.
For the second iteration of their How We Move series, subtitled Reverence, Revelation, and Rapture, The Luminal Theater’s Jacqui Brown has curated five short films that eloquently capture Black folk navigating liminality. For this installation, liminality is a place of disorientation and ambiguity, a threshold between the sacred and the secular, in which creativity and heightened existence are incubated. So often, black movement is conflated with athleticism or rhythm. However, this installation presents the core capability of our movement, which comes from a place charged by terror and glory, rage and respite, legacy and boundless grace. These films reveal, through various experimental techniques, the spaciousness, quiet, rhythm, and colors of our liminal spaces. The opening is on Thursday, November 7th and will run throughout the month.

A dedicated desk. Conference rooms. Post-production facilities. Audio recording capabilities. An Academy-standard screening room. Access to IFP Membership Perks.

Those are just a few of the things you get working out of the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. But the most important benefit you’ll receive? Community. A community of others just like you, creative individuals who want to kick their projects and businesses into high gear, and we’re here to help. Get expert guidance and then take advantage of our state-of-the-art theatre all in one space.

Join by the end of October and receive a discounted rate on your first six months of membership. To learn more, reach out to Kia Brooks.

2019 IFP Gotham Awards to be Announced tomorrow
October 24
Nominations for the 2019 IFP Gotham Awards will be announced tomorrow morning on October 24th. The Gotham Awards is one of the leading awards for independent film and signals the kick-off to the film awards season and provide critical early recognition and media attention to worthy films.

A schedule of Audience Awards nominee screenings for IFP members will be released shortly after the nominations and you can join IFP now at a discount for access. Use code MAKEITHAPPEN at checkout for 20% off.

To attend the ceremony and support the non-profit efforts of IFP, a limited number of tables and tickets are available for purchase. For more information, click here.


This event will include activities and conversations covering areas of marketing such as using data to make informed decisions, reaching new podcast audiences, keeping things fresh a few seasons in, and getting creative with budgets.

Media Center member PRX sees this as an opportunity for you or someone on your team to expand your professional network as well.The forum is on October 24, 2019 from 1-5 pm, followed by a happy hour from 5-7 pm. Tickets for this event are $20 and can be purchased here.

A Podcast by Wild Obscura Films

A sci-fi audio mystery in 7 parts by Media Center fellows Wild Obscura Films. Five episodes are out now as the mystery finishes unfolding throughout the remainder of October with the next episode on 10/27. Listen here.


More than a third of New York City’s workforce is freelancing, and contribute more than $30 billion annually to this city’s economy. As diverse as New York City itself, freelancers work in all of the city’s major industries, and span across all backgrounds. For many, freelancing provides an opportunity for freedom, flexibility, and an opportunity to pursue passions. Freelancers Hub has partnered with Media Center member Narratively to create Faces of Freelance and open the conversation with actual freelancers to present their unique stories and paths through freelancing.

Freelancers Hub Events



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