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Now in its 11th year, the Film Independent Forum is the pre-eminent conference for independent filmmakers and content creators in Los Angeles. Off-the-record conversations with working filmmakers make this the must-attend fall event for filmmakers and industry professionals. If you are anywhere near production or close to entering the festival circuit, join your peers for a weekend of solution-driven strategies, success stories and opportunities to connect one-on-one with working artists and industry pros.

Please Note: Schedule and panelists are subject to change.

  • When: October 23-25

  • Where: Directors Guild of America — 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046

  • Parking: Parking is available to Forum attendees in the DGA parking facility. The entrance is on Hayworth Ave. (one block west of Fairfax), just south of Sunset.

Past Forum speakers include: Jill Soloway, Tim League, Werner Herzog, Lynn Shelton, Ava DuVernay, Jim Rash, Kirby Dick, Nicole Holofcener, Lynette Howell, Ana Lily Amirpour, Dan Gilroy, Ted Sarandos, Jay and Mark Duplass, Rena Ronson, Lauren Greenfield, Ron Yerxa, Lucy Walker and more.