Submission Policy

Submission Policy

IFC licenses feature and short films from all genres: American and British independent, foreign language, documentary and animation.


The Independent Film Channel strives to present the highest quality features, documentaries and shorts to our viewers. To that end, we send acquisitions staff to the major film festivals, including, but not limited to, Cannes, Sundance, Berlin and Toronto to scout new films and new film makers. We also attend screenings in the New York City area. IFC does not and cannot accept unsolicited submissions for feature films nor will we respond to inquires regarding such submissions. An unsolicited project will only be returned to sender upon request.

Unsolicited Programming Submission Policy:

As a general practice, IFC does not accept unsolicited material that is not represented by a reputable agent, agency, manager, producer, production company or studio. Any unsolicited pitches, outlines, scripts, treatments, etc. will be discarded and will not be read. The purpose of this policy is to avoid any potential misunderstandings if your original work seems similar to an IFC Original since many works and submissions are based on the same or similar ideas. Please note, if you choose to disregard this policy and submit materials regardless, you acknowledge that you have read the IFC submission policy and understand that by making such a submission, you understand that IFC has no obligation to you or your submission and that you have no claim whatsoever based on such submission.