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IFC Films is an American film production and distribution company based in New York City. It is an offshoot of IFC owned by AMC Networks. It distributes independent films and documentaries under its namesake, Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight brands. It operates the IFC Center.

IFC Films
Subsidiary
IndustryMotion pictures
Founded1999
Headquarters,
United States
ParentAMC Networks
DivisionsSundance Selects
IFC Midnight
Websitewww.ifcfilms.com

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HistoryEdit

IFC has several ventures in video on demand (VOD), available through cable television pay-per-view, Apple iTunes, and formerly Blockbuster's Movielink.[1] In 2002, IFC Films struck a deal with MGM Home Entertainment to release its theatrical films to home video.[2]

In 2006, IFC launched IFC First Take combining a limited theatrical release with video on demand being available the same day, the films included would be shown at IFC owned IFC Center, as well as other theaters, Landmark Theatres were the first outside theaters announced.[3] That same year, In 2006, IFC Films began distributing some films to Apple iTunes. The first batch were thirteen films with nominations in the Film Independent Spirit Awards.[4] In a March 2008 panel discussion, IFC Film's Arianna Bocco stated that all its films would be released through First Take.[5][unreliable source?] That same year, IFC launched IFC Festival Direct, a platform for video on demand distribution, for films that aren't slated for a theatrical release in the United States, the idea of Festival Direct was to remove the term direct-to-video.[6] in 2010, it was announced that IFC Films would be launching a division titled IFC Midnight, the division would focus on releasing horror, sci-fi, thrillers, erotic arthouse, and action.[7]

On May 27, 2010, IFC Films struck another home video distribution deal with Paramount Home Media Distribution.[8]

In February 2015, Shout! Factory's Scream Factory made a deal with IFC Films to release their titles on their IFC Midnight label. This included the Blu-ray and DVD releases of The Babadook and Backcountry, among others.[9]

ReleasesEdit

IFC Films' first release was a drama in 1999, Spring Forward, directed by Tom Gilroy. Over 600 releases have followed, including:

2000sEdit

Movie Release Date Director
Spring Forward December 8, 2000 Tom Gilroy
Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale March 30, 2001 David and Laurie Gwen Shapiro
The King Is Alive May 11, 2001 Kristian Levring
Our Song May 23, 2001 Jim McKay
Jump Tomorrow July 6, 2001 Joel Hopkins
Thomas in Love August 3, 2001 Pierre-Paul Renders
Happy Accidents August 24, 2001 Brad Anderson
Together August 24, 2001 Lukas Moodysson
Go Tigers! September 21, 2001 Kenneth A. Carlson
The Business of Strangers December 7, 2001 Patrick Stettner
Big Bad Love February 22, 2002 Arliss Howard
Y Tu Mamá También March 15, 2002 Alfonso Cuarón
Return of the Secaucus 7 (restoration) April 12, 2002 John Sayles
My Big Fat Greek Wedding April 19, 2002 Joel Zwick
Gangster No. 1 June 14, 2002 Paul McGuigan
The Château August 9, 2002 Jesse Peretz
Ash Wednesday October 11, 2002 Edward Burns
Lost in La Mancha January 31, 2003 Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe
The Safety of Objects March 7, 2003 Rose Troche
The Brother from Another Planet (restoration) March 8, 2003 John Sayles
XX/XY April 11, 2003 Austin Chick
A Decade Under the Influence April 25, 2003 Ted Demme and Richard LaGravenese
Manic April 25, 2003 Jordan Melamed
Camp July 25, 2003 Todd Graff
Casa de los Babys September 19, 2003 John Sayles
Girls Will Be Girls October 10, 2003 Richard Day
Touching the Void January 23, 2004 Kevin Macdonald
Kitchen Stories February 20, 2004 Bent Hamer
Intermission March 19, 2004 John Crowley
This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs the Last Henry Moss April 21, 2004 Michael Almereyda
The Saddest Music in the World April 30, 2004 Guy Maddin
Frankie and Johnny Are Married May 28, 2004 Michael Pressman
Fahrenheit 9/11 June 23, 2004 Michael Moore
The Intended June 25, 2004 Kristian Levring
Some Kind of Monster July 9, 2004 Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
When Will I Be Loved September 10, 2004 James Toback
Sex Is Comedy October 20, 2004 Catherine Breillat
Nobody Knows February 4, 2005 Hirokazu Koreeda
Turtles Can Fly February 18, 2005 Bahman Ghobadi
The Ballad of Jack and Rose March 8, 2005 Rebecca Miller
Dust to Glory April 1, 2005 Dana Brown
Land of Plenty April 19, 2005 Wim Wenders
The Game of Their Lives April 22, 2005 David Anspaugh
Brothers May 6, 2005 Susanne Bier
Me and You and Everyone We Know June 17, 2005 Miranda July
The Edukators July 22, 2005 Hans Weingartner
November July 22, 2005 Greg Harrison
The Baxter August 26, 2005 Michael Showalter
Novo September 21, 2005 Jean-Pierre Limosin
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America October 7, 2005
Duane Hopwood November 11, 2005 Matt Mulhern
Gilles' Wife November 16, 2005 Frédéric Fonteyne
Transamerica December 2, 2005 Duncan Tucker
Happy Here and Now December 16, 2005 Michael Almereyda
Kill the Poor January 6, 2006 Alan Taylor
Pizza January 20, 2006 Mark Christopher
Manderlay January 27, 2006 Lars von Trier
Sorry, Haters March 1, 2006
American Gun March 22, 2006
Lonesome Jim March 24, 2006 Steve Buscemi
Drawing Restraint 9 March 29, 2006 Matthew Barney
I Am a Sex Addict April 5, 2006
Three Times April 26, 2006
Russian Dolls May 10, 2006
12 and Holding May 19, 2006 Michael Cuesta
Coastlines May 31, 2006
Mary June 9, 2006 Abel Ferrara
Wordplay June 16, 2006 Patrick Creadon
Rank June 28, 2006
Gabrielle July 14, 2006
Darshan July 26, 2006
Brothers of the Head July 28, 2006 Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe
The Trouble with Men and Women August 9, 2006
Factotum August 18, 2006 Bent Hamer
Princesas August 23, 2006
This Film Is Not Yet Rated September 1, 2006 Kirby Dick
Saint of 9/11 September 6, 2006 Glenn Holsten
Sherrybaby September 8, 2006
Sólo con Tu Pareja September 20, 2006
...So Goes the Nation October 4, 2006
Requiem October 18, 2006
Unknown November 3, 2006
The Aura November 15, 2006
Family Law December 6, 2006
No Restraint December 20, 2006
Days of Glory February 16, 2007 Rachid Bouchareb
Believe in Me March 9, 2007 Robert Collector
Beyond the Gates March 9, 2007 Michael Caton-Jones
After the Wedding March 30, 2007 Susanne Bier
You Kill Me July 13, 2007 John Dahl
My Best Friend August 3, 2007 Patrice Leconte
Deep Water August 24, 2007 Louise Osmond and Jerry Rothwell
In a Day August 24, 2007 Evan Richards
Love Songs March 21, 2008 Christophe Honoré
Mister Lonely April 30, 2008 Harmony Korine
Savage Grace May 28, 2008 Tom Kalin
My Winnipeg June 13, 2008 Guy Maddin
Che December 12, 2008 Steven Soderbergh
Gomorrah December 19, 2008 Matteo Garrone
Pontypool May 29, 2009 Bruce McDonald
Dead Snow June 19, 2009 Tommy Wirkola
Flame & Citron July 31, 2009 Ole Christian Madsen
I Sell the Dead August 7, 2008 Glenn McQuaid
The Undeserved August 12, 2009 Brad Coley
Afterschool October 2, 2009 António Campos
Antichrist October 21, 2009 Lars von Trier
Home Movie December 8, 2009 Christopher Denham
  • Strangers (2007) — by Guy Nattiv and Erez Tadmor

2010sEdit

Movie Release Date Director
Fish Tank January 15, 2010 Andrea Arnold
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) April 28, 2010 Tom Six
The Possession of David O'Reilly May 5, 2010 Andrew Cull and Steve Isles
Looking for Eric May 14, 2010 Ken Loach
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work June 11, 2010 Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg
The Killer Inside Me June 18, 2010 Michael Winterbottom
Life During Wartime July 23, 2010 Todd Solondz
Shoah (re-release) December 10, 2010 Claude Lanzmann
The Other Woman January 1, 2011 Don Roos
Peep World March 25, 2011 Barry W. Blaustein
Cave of Forgotten Dreams April 29, 2011 Werner Herzog
Last Night at the Alamo (restoration) March 16, 2016 Eagle Pennell
IFC First Take
Movie Release Date Director
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America February 15, 2006 Kevin Willmott
Sorry, Haters March 1, 2006 Jeff Stanzler
American Gun March 22, 2006 Aric Avelino
I Am a Sex Addict April 12, 2006 Caveh Zahedi
Three Times April 26, 2006 Hou Hsiao-hsien
Russian Dolls May 10, 2006 Cédric Klapisch
Coastlines May 31, 2006 Victor Nuñez
Rank June 28, 2006 John Hyams
Darshan: The Embrace July 26, 2006 Jan Kounen
The Trouble with Men and Women August 9, 2006 Tony Fisher
Princesas August 23, 2006 Fernando León de Aranoa
Sherrybaby September 8, 2006 Laurie Collyer
Sólo con Tu Pareja (re-release) September 20, 2006 Alfonso Cuarón
...So Goes the Nation October 4, 2006 Adam del Deo and James D. Stern
Requiem October 20, 2006 Hans-Christian Schmid
Unknown November 1, 2006 Simón Brand
The Aura November 17, 2006 Fabián Bielinsky
Family Law December 8, 2006 Daniel Burman
Matthew Barney: No Restraint December 20, 2006 Alison Chernick
Alone with Her January 17, 2007 Eric Nicholas
An Unreasonable Man January 31, 2007 Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan
Close to Home February 14, 2007 Vidi Bilu and Dalia Hager
Wild Tigers I Have Known February 28, 2007 Cam Archer
The Exterminating Angels March 7, 2007 Jean-Claude Brisseau
The Wind That Shakes the Barley March 16, 2007 Ken Loach
Private Fears in Public Places April 13, 2007 Alain Resnais
Snow Cake April 27, 2007 Marc Evans
Day Night Day Night May 9, 2007 Julia Loktev
The Boss of It All May 23, 2007 Lars von Trier
Pierrepoint June 1, 2007 Adrian Shergold
Black Sheep June 22, 2007 Jonathan King
Drama/Mex July 11, 2007 Gerardo Naranjo
This Is England July 27, 2007 Shane Meadows
Dans Paris August 8, 2007 Christophe Honoré
Hannah Takes the Stairs August 22, 2007 Joe Swanberg
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With September 5, 2007 Jeff Garlin
The Last Winter September 19, 2007 Larry Fessenden
Finishing the Game October 5, 2007 Justin Lin
Out of the Blue October 19, 2007 Robert Sarkies
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten November 2, 2007 Julien Temple
Chronicle of an Escape November 28, 2007 Adrián Caetano
Flakes December 19, 2007 Michael Lehmann
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days December 21, 2007 Cristian Mungiu
The Killing of John Lennon January 2, 2008 Andrew Piddington
How to Rob a Bank February 6, 2008 Andrews Jenkins
Jar City February 29, 2008 Baltasar Kormákur
Paranoid Park March 7, 2008 Gus Van Sant
Flight of the Red Balloon April 4, 2008 Hou Hsiao-hsien
The Last Mistress June 27, 2008 Catherine Breillat
Diminished Capacity July 4, 2008 Terry Kinney
Mad Detective July 18, 2008 Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai
In Search of a Midnight Kiss August 1, 2008 Alex Holdridge
A Girl Cut in Two August 15, 2008 Claude Chabrol
IFC Festival Direct
Movie Release Date Director
It's a Free World... February 29, 2008 Ken Loach
Puffball February 29, 2008 Nicolas Roeg
Beautiful Ohio February 29, 2008 Chad Lowe
Good Time Max February 29, 2008 James Franco
Zift March 11, 2009 Javor Gardev
The Disappeared July 8, 2009 Johnny Kevorkian
I'll Come Running November 4, 2009 Spencer Parsons
The Wild Man of the Navidad August 11, 2009 Duane Graves and Justin Meeks
The Necessities of Life November 11, 2009 Benoît Pilon
Return to Rajapur November 25, 2009 Nanda Anand
Made for Each Other December 2, 2009 Daryl Goldberg
Mutants February 10, 2010 David Morlet

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Pesselnick, Jill (June 8, 2002). "MGM/IFC Pact". Picture This. Billboard. 114 (23). Billboard Music Group. p. 64. Retrieved December 9, 2016 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Hernandez, Eugene (January 23, 2006). "Park City '06 Biz Daily". Indiewire. Archived from the original on February 19, 2008. Retrieved March 23, 2008.
  4. ^ Marsal, Katie (February 22, 2007). "IFC helps grow Apple's iTunes film catalog". Apple Insider. Retrieved March 23, 2008.
  5. ^ "IFP — Alternative Models of Distribution". The Film Panel Notetaker (Blog). March 14, 2008. Archived from the original on March 20, 2008. Retrieved March 23, 2008.
  6. ^ Hayes, Dade (January 14, 2008). "IFC adds VOD label". Variety. Archived from the original on January 16, 2008. Retrieved March 23, 2008.
  7. ^ Fischer, Russ (May 11, 2010). "IFC Launches New Genre Label, IFC Midnight". Slashfilm.com. Retrieved November 9, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Kit, Borys (May 27, 2015). "Paramount Home Media, IFC Films Strike Distribution Deal (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  9. ^ Hanley, Ken W. (February 16, 2015). "EXCLUSIVE: Scream Factory, IFC Midnight Partner for Exclusive Home Media Deal". Fangoria. Archived from the original on February 16, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  10. ^ Evans, Greg (August 16, 2018) IFC Films Nabs U.S. Rights To ‘Black 47’: Lance Daly’s Historical Thriller Recounts Dark Irish Chapter, Deadline HollywoodRetrieved 21 August 2018
  11. ^ Collis, Clark (9 January 2019). "Babadook director Jennifer Kent's new film The Nightingale to be released this summer". Entertainment Weekly.

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