Additional information about the Always Remember screening series

If have other questions after reading this FAQ, please email us at alwaysremember@filmindependent.org.

Who is Film Independent?

Film Independent is a nonprofit organization that supports a global community of artists and audiences who embody diversity, innovation, curiosity and uniqueness of vision. We champion independent storytelling through our screenings, education series, filmmaker labs, youth programs, international initiatives and more.

Why is Film Independent producing Always Remember?

We believe in the power of storytelling to amplify diverse voices and experiences, and foster empathy and understanding. Film, in particular, has a unique capacity to not only entertain, but help change hearts and minds.

A groundbreaking survey conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) recently revealed an alarming lack of basic Holocaust knowledge among Millennials and Gen Z. The ten U.S. states that scored lowest regarding general Holocaust knowledge are: Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi and New York.

In response, we’re working with key partners, communities and independent filmmakers to curate this free, six-month, virtual film series to share meaningful stories about the Holocaust. This comes at a crucial time with antisemitism on the rise, and fewer Holocaust survivors still alive to share their experiences and lessons of the Holocaust.

What else does Film Independent do?

For over 40 years, Film Independent has helped filmmakers get their projects made and seen. The nonprofit organization’s core mission is to champion creative independence in visual storytelling in all its forms, and to foster a culture of inclusion.

In addition to producing the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the organization supports creative professionals with Artist Development programs, grants and labs. Signature mentorship program Project Involve fosters the careers of talented filmmakers from underrepresented communities. Education events and workshops equip filmmakers of all ages and experience levels with tools and resources. International programs provide career-building opportunities for filmmakers from around the world, including through Global Media Makers, a cultural exchange program produced in partnership with the U.S. Department of State. And year-round screening series Film Independent Presents offers a robust program of unique cinematic experiences, including screenings, conversations, Live Reads and Bring the Noise musical events.

To become a Film Independent Member, visit filmindependent.org/join.

Where can I learn more about the Holocaust?

We’re grateful for the opportunity to share resources that can create an even more meaningful experience for viewers, and help them learn more about the Holocaust:

Glossary of the Holocaust (The Museum of Tolerance)
36 Questions About the Holocaust (The Museum of Tolerance)
Understanding Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial (The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Understanding Genocide (The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Books and Additional Films (The Holocaust Museum LA)

What should I do if I have more questions?

You can reach out to us directly at alwaysremember@filmindependent.org.