“A Machine to Live In” pitched at IFP’s Spotlight on Documentaries


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.