Film Independent Forum

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July 31 – August 7

This year we’re breaking new ground, digitally speaking. With health and safety our top priorities, The 2020 Film Independent Forum will take place entirely online, making it accessible by filmmakers around the globe.

Access through October

The Forum may have already happened, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. Passholders will have access to Forum content* including keynotes, conversations, panels and more through October 2020.

* Recorded live events and on demand content

Forum passes are on sale now to Members and the general public.

If you’re a Film Independent Member, you’ll receive 50% off your pass.

Filmmaker Pro and Arts Circle Members, your pass is FREE.
(Email to learn more and register.)

Just as in years past, the 2020 Forum schedule will be packed with interactive panels, workshops and in-depth discussions, giving attendees ample opportunity to gain the insight, tools and strategies needed to further a career in film & entertainment. Also returning are the ever-popular Industry Connect* sessions, providing valuable one-on-one meetings with key figures and decision-makers from throughout the industry.

In an effort to maximize the accessibility of this all-online edition, closed captioning will be provided for a majority of the events that comprise the Forum.

* Industry Connect registrations are now full.


Live keynotes and conversations
One-on-one sessions with industry experts
Exclusive on demand content
Extended access to Forum recordings and resources
Insights from professional filmmakers around the world

Register for the 2020 Film Independent Forum today.
For more details, visit our Forum Schedule and Speakers & Panelists pages. You can also follow us across social media (@filmindependent) for announcements, take a peek at last year’s highlights below and even watch full panels from the 2019 Forum.

Stay tuned for news and updates…