Career Advice from Young Indiewood

Jay Duplass, Lynn Shelton, Jon M. Chu and Lorene Scafaria discuss “How They Got There” at the Film Independent Forum — with “there” being at the helm of one or more successfully distributed films.

Posted on 12/04/2012

Just Shoot It: Narrative Case Studies

Producers Effie T. Brown, Jason Michael Berman and Karin Chien, along with directors Shedon Candis, Ava DuVernay and Maryam Keshavarz discuss being in the trenches making their own films.

Posted on 12/04/2012

Channeling the Web: Online Indie Channels

#FINDForum 2012: ZEFR’s Rich Raddon discusses premium online content channels with Joe Davola of AwesomenessTV, Allen Debevoise of Machinima, Inc., Courtney Lischke of YouTube Strategy and Jake Avnet & Rodrigo Garcia of WIGS.

Posted on 12/04/2012

Movie, Meet Audience: Marketing & Distribution

#FINDForum 2012: Leading experts in the field of movie distribution, pr & marketing discuss innovative ways for filmmakers to reach audiences.

Posted on 12/04/2012

Movie Hackathon – Hosted by ZEFR

#FINDForum 2012: During the Forum’s first-ever hackathon, web developers were given 41 hours to create a movie-centric app for a chance at cash prizes. The winner: PopOver, a host-your-own movie party app.

Posted on 12/04/2012

Reality Bites: Perils of the Doc

#FINDForum 2012: Amy Berg, Kelly Duane de la Vega, Rory Kennedy, and Katherine Fairfax Wright sit down with AJ Schnack (“Kurt Cobain About a Son”) to discuss their recent experiences in documentary filmmaking.

Posted on 12/04/2012

Armed to Sell: A Film Financing Clinic

#FINDForum 2012: Jennifer Anderson of, Mark Ankner of WME, executive producer Heather Rae, SFFS’ Michele Turnure-Salleo & financial advisor Hal Sadoff discuss the film financing landscape for filmmakers today.

Posted on 12/04/2012

John Singleton: Just Make it & Shoot it

#FINDForum 2012: Highlights and real-world advice from John Singleton’s keynote address at the 2012 Film Independent Forum.  

Posted on 10/22/2012

2011 Film Independent Forum Sizzle

Highlights from the 2011 Film Independent Forum.

Posted on 08/30/2012

Jeremy Podeswa

Director Jeremy Podeswa talks about staying true to yourself as a director and finding your own inner voice no matter what you’re directing.

Posted on 01/13/2012

Angela Robinson on Fearless Filmmaking

Angela Robinson talks about making the cult classic short film DEBS and the current state of the business.

Posted on 01/05/2012