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IFL opens submissions for 2023/24 season

  • Week-long festival of top films sees third annual Indy Film Library Awards draw to a close
  • Submissions open for 2022/23 season of Indy Film Library’s annual contest

Last week, Indy Film Library (IFL) announced the winners of its 2023 season, having showcased them as part of a selection at Filmhuis Cavia, in Amsterdam. The movies were selected on the basis of both their storytelling and the technical skills exhibited by their cast and crew, in a celebration of the best and brightest talents that the independent film industry has to offer.

The April showcase saw a successful 12-month season, during which IFL reviewed hundreds of films on its website, draw to a close. At the same time, the site played host to four extra showcase events, celebrating experimental, student, horror and YouTube short films from around the world.

Now, IFL has kicked off its new season by re-opening for submissions. As well as being put into contention for IFL’s awards showcases, every film sent receives professional, independent feedback in a public review – a unique and valuable service in the traditionally opaque world of film festivals.

Full details on how to send your films to IFL can be found on the website.

“In many ways, this is the most exciting period of the year! After championing our latest set of winners over the last 12 months, it’s finally time for us to uncover a new generation of incredible independent cinema,” IFL Chief Editor Jack Brindelli said. “The last season was our biggest and best yet – and saw us pack out the theatre during our main event at Cavia – but with your help, we can make the next edition even better!”

For the first seven days, submissions will be charged at a lower rate for First Week Earlybirds. Filmmakers are therefore encouraged to send their work as soon as possible.

Elsewhere, IFL is also looking for collaborators to join its team. This includes positions for section editor, social media leader, and event organiser – for next year’s theatre showcases. More information can be found here.

For regular updates on all this, plus reviews, interviews, commentary and news from IFL, follow the platform on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

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