Directors Close-Up

The annual Directors Close-Up features intimate, exclusive conversations on the art of directing.


Wednesdays, February 7 – March 7, 2018

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

No other event drills down so thoroughly to give attendees an insight into the creative process. These are conversations with filmmakers, moderated by filmmakers, for filmmakers and film lovers.

View the 2018 Directors Close-Up Schedule.

Directors Close-Up consists of five unique events over the course of five weeks in February and March, with each night focusing on a different aspect of the craft of filmmaking. Each event concludes with a hosted reception giving attendees the opportunity to meet their peers and forge new relationships with like-minded people.