News from film independent A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics/government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle.

Latest

Sep 24, 2019, 16:15 ET Film Independent Launches Fourth Year of Global Media Makers

Film Independent announced today the 18 filmmakers (9 men and 9 women) selected from Bangladesh, India, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri...


Sep 03, 2019, 16:25 ET Film Independent Selects Seven Participants For 2019 Episodic Lab

ilm Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, announced today the writers selected for its third ...


May 14, 2019, 16:48 ET Film Independent Announces 2019 Screenwriting Lab Participants

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, announced the six screenwriters selected for its...


Apr 16, 2019, 16:33 ET Film Independent Selects 13 Fellows For 2019 Documentary Lab

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, announced the 13 filmmakers and eight projects selected for its...


Apr 09, 2019, 18:51 ET 14th Annual Film Independent Forum To Open With Olivia Wilde's BOOKSMART

Film Independent announced the keynotes, films and panelists for the 14th annual Film Independent Forum. This year's edition will spotlight an...


Mar 05, 2019, 17:01 ET Film Independent Announces 2019 Directing Lab Fellows

Film Independent announced today the five directors selected for its 19th annual Directing Lab. The Lab is an intensive eight-week program designed...


Feb 23, 2019, 22:48 ET 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners Announced

Film Independent handed out honors today at the 34th Spirit Awards ceremony to If Beale Street Could Talk, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Suspiria, Eighth ...


Feb 22, 2019, 17:41 ET American Airlines, AT&T, IFC And Subaru Of America To Serve As Premier Sponsors Of The 2019 Spirit Awards

Film Independent announced today its sponsors for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards, which will be held on the beach in Santa Monica on...


Jan 15, 2019, 17:39 ET Film Independent Selects 30 Filmmakers For Project Involve 2019

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, has selected 30 filmmakers for Project Involve, the organization's ...


Nov 16, 2018, 17:21 ET 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

This morning, Film Independent announced the nominations for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Spirit Awards are the primary fundraiser...


Nov 13, 2018, 16:34 ET Six Filmmakers Selected For The 2018 Film Independent Producing Lab

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, announced the producers selected for its 18th annual Producing...


Sep 28, 2018, 18:50 ET 2018 LA Film Festival Announces Winners And Thanks Its Sponsors

Today the LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, announced the winners of the 2018 Festival at the Awards Reception at the W Hotel in...


Sep 18, 2018, 16:46 ET Film Independent Announces The 2018 Fast Track Projects And Awards $60K In Alfred P. Sloan Grants At The LA Film Festival

Today Film Independent announced the 15 projects and 28 filmmakers selected for the 16th annual Fast Track film finance market. Held during the LA...


Aug 08, 2018, 16:48 ET Film Independent's Global Media Makers To Mentor 14 Filmmakers From Middle East, Northern Africa, And Turkey

Film Independent announced today the 14 filmmakers selected from the Middle East, Northern Africa and Turkey to participate in year three of Global...


Aug 06, 2018, 16:32 ET Film Independent Selects Participants For 2018 Episodic Lab

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


Jul 31, 2018, 17:38 ET 2018 LA Film Festival Competition Lineup Revealed

Today the LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards,...


May 01, 2018, 04:38 ET Film Independent Announces 2018 Screenwriting Lab Participants

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


Mar 20, 2018, 04:34 ET Film Independent Selects Nine Fellows For 2018 Documentary Lab

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


Mar 03, 2018, 10:41 ET 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners Announced

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival, handed out honors to Call Me by Your...


Mar 02, 2018, 11:13 ET American Airlines, AT&T, IFC And The Jeep Brand To Serve As Premier Sponsors Of The 2018 Spirit Awards

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival, announced its sponsors for the 2018 Film...


Jan 30, 2018, 04:47 ET Fixing The Representation Equation Film Independent Announces 2018 Directing Lab Fellows

Film Independent announced today the 6 directors selected for its 18th annual Directing Lab. The Lab is an intensive eight-week program designed to...


Jan 16, 2018, 03:03 ET Sean Baker, Ava DuVernay, Greta Gerwig, Chloé Zhao And More To Participate In 17th Annual Film Independent Directors Close-Up

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


Dec 19, 2017, 17:48 ET Film Independent Selects 30 Filmmakers For Project Involve 2018

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


Oct 24, 2017, 17:30 ET 6 Filmmakers Selected For The Film Independent 2017 Producing Lab

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and LA Film Festival, announced the producers selected for its...


Oct 10, 2017, 15:31 ET Film Independent Returns To Produce 2017 Sloan Film Summit: Science, Technology And Entertainment

Film Independent announced today that it is returning for the second time to produce the Sloan Film Summit taking place October 27 through October 29 ...