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Film Independent

The nonprofit arts organization champions the creative work of independent filmmakers to produce impressive and meaningful documentaries.

Fostering Creative Independent Filmmaking

Film Independent

Film Independent's history stretches back to 1981, when a group of directors, producers, and writers began gathering informally to share ideas and discuss the need to support independent filmmakers. These meetings morphed into Independent Feature Project (IFP)/West, which later became Film Independent. Film Independent is committed to championing creative storytelling and supporting artists in the independent filmmaking community.

In addition to offering career development and networking programs for artists, the organization produces the annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, which recognizes the achievements of American independent filmmakers. Film Independent also runs Film Independent Presents, a program that offers more than 250 annual screenings, conversations, and other events. Through these events and programs, the organization works to support Los Angeles's creative, diverse, and dedicated community of independent filmmakers.


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Project - Roy Hargrove Documentary