Directors Close-Up

Conversations with filmmakers, moderated by filmmakers, for filmmakers and film lovers.


Wednesdays, January 15 – February 12

The Landmark | View parking info/directions

Over the past decade, Film Independent’s Directors Close-Up has featured highly acclaimed and accomplished filmmakers discussing their craft in fascinating detail.

The annual DCU consists of five unique events over the course of five weeks in January and February, with each night focusing on a different aspect of the art and business of filmmaking. No other event drills down so thoroughly to give attendees insight into the creative processes of today’s top directors.

Each evening concludes with a hosted reception, giving attendees the opportunity to meet their peers and forge new relationships.


Passes are on sale now to Film Independent Members.

Don’t wait to purchase your pass! This event sells out each year. Passes will be available to the general public starting December 10.

Not a Member? Join now.

If you are joining or renewing, please allow up to one business day for your Membership to be processed.

Remember to check back in the coming weeks for announcements regarding this year’s DCU schedule, including topics, guests and moderators.