The 2008 IFP Narrative Rough Cut Lab will be held June 10-13th in New York City. Lead by producers Scott Macaulay and Gretchen McGowen, the four-day program brings first-time, narrative independent feature filmmakers together with one-to-one mentors and experienced professionals who offer personal guidance, feedback and advice on technical, creative and post-production issues within the films.
We are currently the only FREE Lab program in the country that is helping independent filmmakers at this critical rough cut stage to achieve the full potential of their material prior to industry exposure and entering the festival circuit. Filmmakers participate in workshops on editing, sound design, and music composition, small group sessions with sales, marketing and festival strategists, as well as programs teaching skills such as DIY distribution, web-building, social networking and promotion.
Free? Well, almost. There is the small matter of a $30 submission fee and I'm guessing you have to get yourself to New York. And probably pay for lodging. I have an email into Amy, I'll let you know what she says.
Submit to IFP's Rough Cut Narrative Lab here.