IFC Films

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IFC Films
IndustryMotion pictures
United States
ParentAMC Networks
DivisionsSundance Selects
IFC Midnight

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 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]


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



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  1. ^ Sehring, Jonathan (December 2, 2007). "First Person: IFC's Jonathan Sehring on Dramatic Change in the Specialty Film Business". Indiewire. Archived from the original on March 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-23.
  2. ^ Pesselnick, Jill (June 8, 2002). "MGM/IFC Pact". Picture This. Billboard. 114 (23). Billboard Music Group. p. 64. Retrieved 2016-12-09 – 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 2008-03-23.
  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 2008-03-23.
  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 2018-04-02.
  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 2012-10-01.
  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

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