This year, we worked with the Graham Foundation to present a special screening and presentation of our work-in-progress during the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, North America’s largest international survey of contemporary architecture.
IVA RADIVOJEVIC is an award winning filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. She spent her early years in Yugoslavia and Cyprus before settling in NYC. Her films explore the theme of identity, migration and belonging. Iva’s films have screened at numerous film festivals including SXSW, Rotterdam IFF, Human Rights Watch, HotDocs, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), and were broadcast PBS, Documentary Channel as well as the New York Times Op-Docs. Her collaborative film Matthew 24:14 won the 2011 International Documentary Challenge competition for Best Director, Best Film and Best Use of Genre. She is the recipient of the 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2012 Princess Grace Special Project Award, 2011 Princess Grace Film Fellowship and a participating talent at the 2012 Berlinale Talent Campus. Iva was named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film of 2013 by Filmmaker Magazine. Her debut feature length documentary “Evaporating Borders,” has won numerous awards worldwide, was recently nominated for an International Documentary Association (IDA) Award, a Cinema Eye Honors Spotlight Award and received One World Media Award for Refugee Reporting.
Her film, “Evaporating Borders” develops a sweeping visual essay on global restrictive attitudes toward migrating populations. Guided by the filmmaker’s curious eye and personal reflections, the film dissects the experience of asylum seekers in Cyprus. Through a series of vignettes, it poetically weaves themes of migration, tolerance, identity, and belonging.
Spotlight on Documentaries is an extremely successful and viable forum for U.S. and International buyers, sales agents, and financiers to meet with filmmakers with new documentary feature and serialized projects. Presenting 60+ documentary projects ranging from those at an early financing stage (i.e. early development or in production) to those nearing completion (i.e. in post-production or at a rough cut stage), this section includes emerging and established filmmakers working in non-fiction.
The filmmaking team took part in pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with potential financing and distribution partners, speed dating meetings with festival programmers, attended private documentary events, and enjoyed exclusive access to the Filmmaker Conference.
We are very excited to announce that “A Machine to Live In” is officially an IFP: Chicago Fiscally Sponsored Projects. We can now accept tax deductible donations through IFP’s 501c3 Nonprofit status.
IFP Chicago is a non-profit organization committed to the idea that independent film is an important art form and a powerful voice in our society. We provide information, community, education and professional development opportunities for independent filmmakers, industry professionals and independent film enthusiasts. We encourage quality and diversity in independent production and assist filmmakers at all levels of experience in realizing their unique vision.