The Independent Feature Film Market will be taking place at New York”s Angelika Film Centre from 14th to 19th September.
Celebrating American film production, the annual event focuses on films and filmmakers operating outside the mainstream Hollywood studio system.
The market also looks at projects in progress, in addition to presenting workshops, talks and screenings of more than 200 different films.
It was originally established in the late 1970s as a way of countering the increasing number of blockbusters seen to be dominating the American film industry.
Notable filmmakers who have used the market as a career springboard include Joel and Ethan Coen with Blood Simple, Kevin Smith with Clerks and Quentin Tarantino with the controversial Reservoir Dogs.
New York has become a centre of film culture in recent years – a development spurred by the establishment of the Tribeca Film Festival by superstar actor Robert De Niro and producer Jane Rosenthal.
The city is now regarded as one of the film culture hotspots of the United States, removed from the vacuous glamour of Los Angeles.
From the dizzy heights of the Empire State Building to the serene Central Park New York has it all!