"Signature Move" and IFP Chicago Fiscally Sponsored Project

At The Table is a quarterly table read event that IFP Chicago produces in partnership with SAG-AFTRA. All are welcome to apply however this initiative targets screenwriters with completed scripts who are beginning the process of finding collaborators and investors, and who are exploring casting possibilities. Our goal is to forge stronger connections between writers, filmmakers, actors, and their respective communities. Four projects will be selected for the 2019 installment of At The Table.

Eligibility + Required Materials

Projects and teams must meet the following criteria:

  • A key team member must be a member of IFP Chicago or SAG-AFTRA Chicago.

  • The individual or company submitting material must either own or possess all rights contained within the material. If the writer/team is not the owner of the material, they must provide the necessary licenses.

  • Must be a narrative feature film in late stage script development.

  • Able to be produced for less than $2.5M

  • Able to be locally produced:  more than 50% of the film locations must be in local territory:  Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, the eastern third of Iowa.

Complete the online application form and submit PDF of completed script and character breakdown to submissions@ifpchicago.org.


IFP Chicago and SAG-AFTRA do not agree to include the submitted work in the event and may in fact choose a work that is similar to the submitted work. The Submittor understands and agrees that a submission of a work does not create a contractual relationship, implied or otherwise with IFP Chicago, SAG - AFTRA or any of these organizations sponsors or affiliates or any representatives or any of these organizations, sponsors, or affiliates, including but not limited to the programs’ readers, organizers, or other vendors associated with the program. By submitting you are waiving any legal claim against IFP Chicago, SAG-AFTRA, any representatives, sponsors, and/ or affiliates of IFP Chicago and SAG-AFTRA, including but not limited to breach of contract, implied or otherwise, right of publicity, and/or copyright or trademark claims.

Screenwriters retains all rights to their material.