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Jan 26, 2016, 13:30 ET
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Sean Baker, Marielle Heller, Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson, Meg Le Fauve, David Robert Mitchell, James Ponsoldt And Chloé Zhao To Participate In 15th Annual Film Independent Directors Close-Up

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at...

Jan 25, 2016, 13:31 ET
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Film Independent Selects 30 Filmmakers For 2015-2016 Project Involve

 Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival, has selected 30 filmmakers for...

Jan 19, 2016, 13:33 ET
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U.S. Department of State and Film Independent Launch Global Media Makers Program

 The U.S. Department of State and Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, the LA Film Festival and...

Nov 24, 2015, 15:21 ET

31st Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at...

Oct 06, 2015, 13:37 ET
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11th Annual Film Independent Forum Announces Opening Night Film Trumbo

 Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and LA Film Festival, announced today that...

Jun 17, 2015, 16:11 ET

Winners And Grant Recipients Announced For 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival

Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, produced by Film Independent with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner L.A. LIVE,...

Jun 09, 2015, 13:38 ET

Southern California BMW Centers Is Premier Sponsor Of 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival, Produced By Film Independent

Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, in conjunction with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host...

May 05, 2015, 13:36 ET

Los Angeles Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Line-Up

Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, produced by Film Independent with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner L.A. LIVE,...

Feb 21, 2015, 20:22 ET

2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners Announced

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at...

Feb 20, 2015, 13:32 ET

Piaget, The Lincoln Motor Company, Bank of America, Heineken, American Airlines and IFC to Serve as Premier Sponsors of the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

 Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, the Film Independent at LACMA Film Series and Los Angeles...

Feb 11, 2015, 05:00 ET

Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival Returns

 The 15th Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival (HRIFF) returns to Los Angeles with its most extensive program yet. After a long history at...

Jan 13, 2015, 13:30 ET

Ava DuVernay, Richard Linklater and Justin Simien to Participate in 14th Annual Film Independent Directors Close-up

 Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film...

Nov 25, 2014, 12:25 ET

30th Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film...

Oct 28, 2014, 13:30 ET

9 Filmmakers And 8 Projects Selected For The Film Independent 2014 Producing Lab

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, is pleased to announce the...

Oct 08, 2014, 13:30 ET

Film Independent To Produce 2014 Sloan Film Summit: Showcasing The Sloan Foundation's Flourishing Science In Entertainment Program

 Film Independent announced today that it is producing the 2014 Sloan Film Summit taking place November 14 – November 16 at L.A. LIVE in...

Sep 16, 2014, 13:30 ET

Jill Soloway To Give Filmmaker Keynote And Tim League To Give Executive Keynote Address At 10th Annual Film Independent Forum October 24-26, 2014

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today...

Jun 19, 2014, 20:18 ET

Winners Announced For 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival

 Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, in conjunction with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner Regal Cinemas L.A....

Jun 10, 2014, 14:00 ET

Relativity And Subaru Are Principal Sponsors Of 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival, Presented By Film Independent

Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by Film Independent, in conjunction with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times...

May 06, 2014, 14:00 ET

Film Independent Announces 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival Line-Up Including Closing Night Film And Galas

 Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by Film Independent, in conjunction with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and...

Mar 01, 2014, 18:57 ET

Winners Announced for 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, handed out top...