Everything VR and Interactive you don't want to miss at the NY Media Center in May and June

I feel very lucky to be part of the NY Media Center by IFP. The resources they offer to filmmakers and VR content creators are phenomenal. Look at what they have to offer over the next month. I would highly recommend to attend the VR Pitchfest, you'll be able to meet the movers and shakers of the VR industry!

Virtual Reality Pitchfest

In partnership with Storycode and Kitsplit

May 11th, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Attend our upcoming VR Pitchfest! Presented by the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, Kitsplit and Storycode, the Pitchfest will gather the movers, shakers and decision makers in VR. Don't miss it!

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Interdimensional Beings Opening Reception

Enjoy free beer and wine!

May 5th, 6:00pm  - 9:00pm

Join us for the opening reception of Interdimensional Beings, our May exhibition. Interdimensional Beings seeks to elucidate the myriad ways in which time impacts us all on a daily basis, and how our evolving relationships with time still have the possibility to amaze and inspire. The exhibition will run from May 5th - 31st.

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Vimeo Share the Screen Staff Picks Cinema.

In partnership with Vimeo's Share the Screen Initiative

May 9th, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

This special screening will feature amazing female filmmakers from the New York City area that have been Staff Picked by Vimeo's Curation team. The filmmakers will participate in a Q&A following the screening, led by Vimeo's Head of Production, Andrea Allen. 

Join the Vimeo team, filmmakers, and fellow Share the Screen enthusiasts after the screening for a networking hour. 

*This is a first-come, first-served event. 

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Indiegogo Presents: 12 Things Crowdfunding Filmmakers Need for a Successful Campaign

In partnership with Indiegogo

May 10th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Join Indiegogo's Head Film Campaign Strategist and author of Crowdfunding for Filmmakers John T. Trigonis as he navigates you through campaign preparation, strategy and post-campaign distribution opportunities by divulging the twelve things all filmmakers need to understand and put to practice to get them the funding they need to make their next award-winning films. 

*This is a first-come, first-served event. 

IFP and Media Center Members, and Program Alumni, can receive a 10% discount on Indiegogo fees by signing up through our partner page. IFP Members should log in to the Member Dashboard at the top right of www.ifp.org to find the link to use to receive this discount. 

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Grant Writing 101 for Creatives - A Two-Part Workshop

May 16 and May 23, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Are you a creative looking for funding? This two-part course will give you both the tools you need to tackle and write a strong fundraising proposal as well as an overview of the major documentaries and media funders. You will gain confidence in your fundraising proposal writing abilities and you will get a solid road map to begin the process.

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Virtual Reality: Distribution and Production Masterclass

In partnership with Datavized

May 21st, 10:30am - 4:30pm

Learn how to create a Virtual Reality project from conception to distribution! This is a full course in only 5 hours on the business of VR, immersive design, and the ins and outs of this emerging production specialty. Instructors will give you an overview of the business models and distribution opportunities for this exciting new platform.

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Explorations: The Idea

May 19h, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Guiding artists from ideation through exhibition and beyond

We are proud to present Explorations: The Idea, the first in a series of panels designed to help guide digital artists of all experience levels from the ideation phase through the final exhibition, while hitting all of the milestones in between: workflow, representation, press, grant opportunities, and more. The first panel features artists Benton C. Bainbridge, Ursula Scherrer, Danielle Ezzo, and Anton Marini, and will be moderated by Roderick Schrock, Director of Eyebeam.

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Startup Melt - Future Media Hackathon

June 10th - 12th

Create the future of media and entertainment!

Don't miss this one-weekend hackathon by the Made in NY Media Center by IFP and Startup Germany to collaborate with a like-minded community and revolutionize the media landscape.

Whether you are interested in virtual reality, gaming, content creation, or anything media, this is your chance to collaborate with designers, developers and a community of business and marketing experts invested in the industry and to support developing your idea into an MVP over 48 hours. 

The New York event will take place simultaneously with Startup Melt Berlin and provide opportunities to connect with peers from across the pond.

Sponsored by: RBC

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