First Impressions

Global Media Makers filmmakers from India, Lebanon, Nepal, Tunisia and Turkey created five short films all about L.A.

Watch Now

The New Class

Our 30 years of Artist Development programs rolls on with these 30 filmmakers, who are set to take part in Project Involve.

Meet the Fellows

On the Fast Track

The Inspection is one example of many success stories from our Fast Track program – and these projects are set to follow suit.

20 Years & Counting




Toolkit: Getting Great Performances

Time 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm PT
Location Film Independent HQ
Tickets $249 for Members; $189 for Arts Circle; $319 for non-Members
Film Independent’s directing actors workshop was truly an enriching experience, and I feel so much more confident in my ability to communicate with professional actors.... Read More


IndieLink 2023: Cinematographers

Time 7:30 pm PT
Location Film Independent HQ
Tickets FREE for Members; $15 for non-Members
Please note: All presentation slots have been filled for this event. We are currently accepting waitlist requests only. After three years online, IndieLink is back... Read More


Programs Mon 3.27.2023

From the Archives: Getting Hollywood to Take You Seriously as a Screenwriter


The below article originally ran in July of last year. We’re re-posting it here with minor edits. Special thank you to author Meri Hilalian and subject Lee Jessup. *** Do you want to purse a career writing for film or TV? Well, whether you’re just starting out and looking to jump right in or...

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