Submissions FAQ

Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions we receive about our open submissions process. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at


Do you support fiction films?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support fiction films, only documentaries. 

Do you support short films?

No. We only support feature length documentaries. We do not have a minimum length, but generally consider films that are going to be at least 50 minutes long. 

Do you accept international films?

Yes! We welcome films from filmmakers around the world.

Do you accept submissions from first time filmmakers?

Absolutely. We accept submissions from filmmakers at any stage in their career. Many IP films were directed by first time filmmakers. 

What stage should my film be in to be considered?

While we support films in all stages of production, we do require a video sample from the project in order to review a submission. Typically, we support films in Production or Post-Production when there is already a trailer or reel available to screen.

When is the deadline?

We do not have a deadline. We accept submissions year-round on a rolling basis, and review projects as they come in. 

What is the average amount that IP commits to a project?

Our funding range varies widely depending on the individual film and the funding already in place. Past support has ranged from $30,000 - $700,000. On average, the amount that we invest in a film is between $100,000 and $250,000.  

How long will it take for you to review my film?

It normally takes us 6-8 weeks to review a submission. We may ask for additional materials at any point.

Can you look at my trailer and let me know if I should apply?

Unfortunately, no. Since we receive a large number of submissions, we have to have receive all of the required materials before looking at a project.