The IFPA Welcomes You!
Thank you for stopping by the Independent Film Producers Alliance website. The IFPA is a nonprofit organization committed to bringing together independent film producers who operate under the rules and guidelines of the various trade unions and guilds that comprise our industry. We are an alliance of filmmakers who believe in fair wages for a day’s work and are dedicated to building an independent film model based on this philosophy.
IFPA members are working professionals who create and provide jobs. We believe that the stability of independent film depends on such job creators and offer a support system for producers who source finance for production and function daily in the world of film finance. In a day and age when the word independent has become synonymous in our industry with the actions of hobbyists who do not employ workers or take on this responsibility, it’s imperative a distinction be made between amateur and professional film making.
The information you’ll find on this website includes articles written by and about professional filmmakers. Through their experience and generosity, we offer an education for anyone who may be considering film producing as a career. Valuable knowledge of film finance, investor development and relations, unions, distribution and other topics is freely shared on this website. Unlike other trade organizations that offer advice on how to utilize the latest technology and finance schemes, the IFPA focuses on individuals who have built an infrastructure that allows filmmakers to make meaningful creative decisions and produce better films, which is the ultimate goal of our alliance. Careers are not built on one film alone and we believe long-term success begins with an understanding of film finance and a commitment to independent film making at the highest possible level.
The IFPA is also a networking vehicle for members who may be seeking co-producing partners. While there is no fee for joining the IFPA, member candidates must confirm in their application that they have held the title of a producer who has worked with at least one industry sanctioned union or guild and have employed their members within the last four years. Upon acceptance into the alliance, all IFPA members will have access to one another.
Above all, the IFPA is an organization designed to protect film producers through a charter that promotes and preserves the business of independent film. As an alliance, we are breaking ground and setting standards that allow filmmakers to thrive and to operate as a vital component of a global film community. If you are a serious filmmaker, we invite you to share this journey with us.
Veteran Writer/Producer Pen Densham interviewed at bluecatscreenplay.com
India’s New Wave Producer Guneet Monga interviewed at hollywoodreporter.com