IFC Films

IFC Films
Industry Motion pictures
Founded 1999
Headquarters New York City, United States
Parent AMC Networks
Divisions Sundance Selects
IFC Midnight
Website www.ifcfilms.com

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] 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]


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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  8. "IFC Films Strikes Distribution Deal with Paramount Home Media Distribution". Hollywood Reporter.

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