Temple Alumnus’ documentary Mama Icha's House featured on IFP Independent Film Week
Mama Icha’s House, a feature documentary which production crew includes three Temple University MFA alumni, was selected to be part of the Project Forum Slate showcased at the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) Independent Film Week, September 20 - 25 at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Directed by Oscar Molina (MFA '12), written by Diana Ospina, produced by Andrew Bateman (MFA'12) and Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz (MFA '11), and executive produced by Juan Pablo Tamayo, the film tells the story of 93-year-old Mama Icha, who longing for the sun and soil of her homeland, chooses to repatriate in Colombia after three decades of living abroad in the United States.
This year, IFP Project Forum selected 140 films in development, production, or post-production, 50 of those were documentaries and more than 50% of the projects were from female directors. IFP represents a growing network of 10,000+ storytellers around the world, and plays a key role in developing 350 new feature and documentary works each year.
Under the curatorial leadership of Deputy Director/Head of Programming Amy Dotson and Senior Director of Programming Milton Tabbot, IFP Project Forum is a meetings-driven event connecting filmmakers who have new narrative and documentary projects with key industry executives interested in identifying projects with which to become involved at the development, financing, or distribution stages.