Barry Jenkins, Issa Rae and More to Participate In 16th Annual Film Independent Directors Close-Up

Barry Jenkins, Issa Rae

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, announced the guest speakers and program today for the 16th annual Film Independent Directors Close-Up series, taking place… Continue Reading

Sterling K. Brown and Issa Rae to Host Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch and Grant Presentation + David Oyelowo to Act as Honorary Chair of 2017 Awards

Sterling K. Brown and Issa Rae

Film Independent has announced that this year’s Spirit Awards honorees annual Nominee Brunch in West Hollywood, where the past 12 months in independent film will be celebrated, will be hosted by Sterling K. Brown and Issa Rae, who will also present… Continue Reading

Film Independent Selects 30 Filmmakers For 2016-2017 Project Involve

Film Independent Logo (PRNewsFoto/Film Independent)

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival, has selected 30 filmmakers for Project Involve, the organization’s signature diversity mentorship program which fosters the careers of talented filmmakers from communities traditionally underrepresented… Continue Reading

10 Projects Selected for 14th Film Independent Fast Track Film Finance Market (New Work From Nijla Mu’min, Reinaldo Marcus Green)


Today Film Independent announced the 10 projects selected for the 14th annual Fast Track film finance market, which takes place during the LA Film Festival (ongoing). During the 3-day intensive Fast Track initiative, producer-director teams meet with top industry executives… Continue Reading