Independent film, independent filmmakers

Independent film; independent filmmakers, productions, funding, companies, schools, organizations, distributors and festivals

A comprehensive directory of websites


Awards *

See also: Film Festivals

British Independent Film Awards

Gotham Independent Film Awards

Blogs *

Indiewire Blogs
Film News and Reviews

Independent Film Blog

Film Threat
Conversations about independent movies, top movies reviews and film festivals.

IndiePix Films
IndiePix Films provides the latest film news, the best independent movies, and
top independent films online.

Film Independent

Filmmaker Magazine
The Magazine of Independent Film


Canyon Cinema
A San Francisco distributor of independent/short films.

Coffee Films
A British independent film development and production company. For some years now Coffee Films has been successfully producing short films and documentaries completely independently of any state or studio system.


Deutschen Filmhaus


Elysian Pictures Independent Film Production Company
An independent film production company in Los Angeles specializing in mystifying and thought provoking dramas. Full service production company from pre-production to post.

European independent film portals *

Eurocinema is an alternative movie channel featuring award-winning films from the world’s top Film Festivals and Directors. The movies are offered as On Demand and Premium programming accompanied by commentary on directors, actors, producers, time period, and other points of interest. The service is designed for next generation digital cable and satellite systems which offer higher picture quality and interactive features.

Euro Mediterranean Arts
Independent films. film showings and film makers from the Mediterranean. Euro Mediterranean Arts is a non-profit cultural association which has been directed since 2000 by Raffaella Morra.


Festivals *

New York Independent Film and Video Festival

See also: Film Festivals

Films/lists of best independent films *

The best and the worst independent films, a list from IMDB.

Top 50 independent films, a list from Empire Magazine.

Best independent films, a list from Make Independent Films.

Funding, production and business assistance *

See also: Film funding

Blackchair Digital
Promoting quality independent films and animation downloadable to the home computer. Works wanted.

with a well documented plan on how to The site for Independent film makers finance an independent film.

Association of Film Commissioners International
The AFCI’s website helps you easily search for the nearest commission(s) anywhere on the globe. The organization has more than 300 commissions on six continents.

Backstage features experienced and committed actors and background talent, without the agent wall. Anyone can post casting calls.

Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic, maker of editing and color grading system DaVinci Resolve, has shaped itself toward helping emerging moviemakers break into the business with free Lite versions of the software.

A catch-all resource for filmmakers, this site offers free production paperwork and templates.

FOCAL International
The Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries (FOCAL) International is a nonprofit global consortium of archival footage libraries, professional researchers and copyright experts.

Film Freeway
Film Freeway assists submitting films to festivals. It is free to use, and many festivals applaud their services.


Film-Makers Cooperative, New York

Forums *

Independent Film Forum

Film Independent’s Film Forum
Founded in 1994, is one of the oldest filmmaking resources on the Internet. The site provides reference and a community for new and independent filmmakers around the world.


Based in Pennsylvania, an online community that enables new film talent to participate in their Online Film Festival, connect with peers and professionals, find film resources, crew members and collaboration opportunities, read about the latest independent film trends and get advice and tips from other filmmakers.
The retail portal for a limited selection of IMAGINITES’ films, a compilation of creative talent working together to produce and distribute quality feature films. Budgets are determined by methodical upfront negotiations through a network of distribution companies. Each film is its own entity and has a special purpose vehicle (SPV) set up to carry the business of that particular film. Each film is produced for commercial purposes and profitability.

IFC. Voices of Independent Culture – Film, Music and Politics

The Independent Film Channel
Escape from Hollywood. Moviemaker Magazine.

Independent free films on the internet.
The Internet Film Community


Lights Film School, New York
Enrol in their online film school and learn how to create your own independent productions.

Lowave,  an independent DVD film label. 

M Films of all genres downloadable on the internet.


UbuWeb. Film and Video
A wonderful online archive of classic and first-class modern short films.

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