ABOUT IFC ENTERTAINMENT
A leader in the independent film industry, IFC Entertainment consists of multiple brands that are devoted to bringing the best of specialty films to the largest possible audience: IFC Films, IFC Midnight, Sundance Selects and the IFC Center. IFC Films a leading distributor of quality talent-driven independent film. IFC Midnight is the company’s genre label featuring features horror, sci-fi, thrillers, erotic art-house, action and more. Sundance Selects focuses on American independent, documentaries and world cinema. IFC Center is a five screen, state-of-the-art cinema with luxurious seating and HD digital and 35mm projection that shows art-house films in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village. The company customizes a distribution strategy for each film, which may also include day and date, something that IFC Entertainment pioneered whereby films are available in theaters the same day they can be accessed through the On Demand platform. IFC Entertainment is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of quality talent-driven independent film. Its unique distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) platform, reaching nearly 50 million homes. Some of the company’s successes over the years have included MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, TOUCHING THE VOID, 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, GOMORRAH, CHE, SUMMER HOURS, ANTICHRIST, IN THE LOOP, ANTICHRIST, WORDPLAY, CAIRO TIME, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, TINY FURNITURE and CARLOS. Over the years, IFC Films has worked with established and breakout auteurs, including Steven Soderbergh, Gus Van Sant, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Miranda July, Lars Von Trier, Gaspar Noe, Todd Solondz, Cristian Mungiu, Susanne Bier, Olivier Assayas, Jim McKay, Larry Fessenden, Gregg Araki, Jacques Rivette, Claude Chabrol, as well as more recent breakouts such as Andrea Arnold, Mia Hansen Love, Corneliu Porombiou, Joe Swanberg, Barry Jenkins, Lena Dunham, Aaron Katz, Daryl Wein and Abdellatif Kechiche. Recent releases include PEACE, LOVE, AND MISUNDERSTANDING starring Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener; YOUR SISTER’S SISTER starring Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass; and Walter Salles’ Cannes competition film ON THE ROAD starring Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund (which was be released jointly with Sundance Selects.) IFC Films is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
Established in 2009 and based in New York City, Sundance Selects is a leading U.S. distributor of prestige films focusing on American independents, documentaries and world cinema. Upcoming films include Cristian Mungiu’s double Cannes Prize winner BEYOND THE HILLS, which is Romania’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2013 Academy Awards, Abbas Kiarostami’s LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE, and Adam Leon’s SXSW winner GIMME THE LOOT. Previous releases include Walter Salles’ ON THE ROAD starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart, Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon’s CENTRAL PARK FIVE, David France’s HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, Alison Klayman’s AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY, Wim Wenders’ Oscar nominated PINA, Werner Herzog’s CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, Cindy Meehl’s BUCK, Abbas Kiarostami’s CERTIFIED COPY and the Dardennes Brothers THE KID WITH A BIKE. Sundance Selects is a sister label to IFC Films and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
Established in 2010 and based in New York City, IFC Midnight is a leading U.S. distributor of genre entertainment including horror, science fiction, thrillers, erotic art house, action and more. Its unique distribution model makes independent genre films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) platform, reaching nearly 50 million homes. Some of the company’s successes have included Tom Six’s controversial horror film THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FIRST SEQUENCE), Johnnie To’s Hong Kong revenge thriller VENGEANCE, and Brandon Cronenberg’s ANTIVIRAL. IFC Midnight is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc
The IFC Center, the ultimate entertainment space for New Yorkers seeking out the best in independent film, opened in June 2005 in the historic Waverly theater. After a four-year renovation, the new complex features:
*Three state-of-the-art cinemas with luxurious seating, and High-Def digital and 35mm projection
*New independent foreign, and documentary features
*Weekend Classics – Fridays-Sundays at 11AM
*Waverly Midnights – cult movies Fridays and Saturdays at midnight
*Short Attention Span Cinema – short films screening before every feature
*Posteritati Gallery at IFC Center – exhibitions of vintage movie posters from around the globe
*Organic popcorn with real, natural butter at our concession stand
The theaters are available for special events. For information, visit IFCcenter.com.