Film Independent supports filmmakers, at every experience level, with a unique community in which their work can be appreciated and sustained. We produce over 250 screenings and events each year, which feature artists who are driving creativity in the film industry. Many of the events are open to the public and free to members. We are an open-access organization; anyone passionate about independent film can become a member and support artist-driven filmmaking. Independent films may not appeal to a mass audience, but they are essential to our popular culture by providing a constant infusion of fresh, diverse voices that fuel, refresh, and keep it alive.
Strategically our goals are to:
- Cultivate the careers of directors, producers, and screenwriters working in independent film
- Foster community between filmmakers and film lovers
- Build the audience for independent film
- Increase cultural diversity in the film industry
Additionally each year we produce the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, and offer fellowship programs; free filmmaker labs for writers, directors, and producers, to help exceptional artists sustain careers in the film industry while fostering a diverse community of artists.
Your annual support helps Film Independent execute its mission. Be independent, and help make a difference. Give today.