Filmmaker Pro

If you're a filmmaker looking to take your project further, become a Filmmaker Pro.

Filmmaker Pro Benefits

Filmmaker Pro Members are driven to achieve their goals. They are innovative and industrious, and committed to sharing unique and impactful stories with the world. At $250/year, a Filmmaker Pro Membership includes all General Membership benefits plus a tailored collection of benefits perfect for you, the filmmaker.

Become a Filmmaker Pro Member today and receive the valuable perks listed here.

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Film Project Consultation

Filmmaker Pro Members have the distinct opportunity to participate in one free consultation session with a Film Independent Producer-in-Residence. Our Producers-in-Residence provide expert consultation on topics ranging from fundraising and grant opportunities, to distribution and Film Independent’s Artist Development program.

Waived Fiscal Sponsorship Application Fee

Our Fiscal Sponsorship program provides an opportunity for filmmakers to use Film Independent’s status as a nonprofit organization to access charitable funding in the form of grants and individual donations for their independent film and media projects. Only Film Independent Members can apply for this program and Filmmaker Pro Members receive one waived application fee for this program, per year.

Waived Artist Development Program Application Fee

Film Independent’s slate of impactful Artist Development programs includes Documentary Lab, Docuseries Intensive, Episodic Lab, Fast Track, Producing Lab, Screenwriting Lab and Project Involve. When you’re ready to apply, as a Filmmaker Pro Member you’ll receive one waived application fee for one of these programs every year.

Free Casting & Creative Workspace Rental

Filmmaker Pro Members receive two free full-day sessions in our Casting & Creative Workspaces, plus the exclusive bonus of free access to larger spaces (four hours max) that are perfect for production meetings, table reads and more.

Extended Early Rates

Submitting your project for Film Independent Spirit Awards consideration? Filmmaker Pro Members enjoy significant savings with extended early rates throughout the full submission period.

Member Meet-Ups

Join us for First Rounds, our quarterly meet-up series in Los Angeles where Members can network with one another, face-to-face, in a casual setting. But… why did we choose that name for the series? The first round of drinks is on us!