• The Age of Turing - An Interactive Experience

    The Age of Turing is an online interactive game experience that explores the legacy of Alan Turing in hopes to inspire positive change.

    Game co-creator April Arrglington is a Film Independent Project Involve Fellow (2007)

  • Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

    Recounting the extraordinary life of author Kurt Vonnegut, and the 25-year friendship with the filmmaker who set out to document it.

    Filmmaker Don Argott is a Los Angeles Film Festival alum

  • Restoring Kelly Reichardt's Debut Film, RIVER OF GRASS

    Digitally restore the rarely-seen 1994 debut feature of Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek's Cutoff), a road movie without the road.

    Director Kelly Reichardt was a Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay and Someone to Watch nominee for this film in 1996.

  • Send THE BRAVEST, THE BOLDEST Overseas & Beyond!

    Help launch award-winning short THE BRAVEST, THE BOLDEST on its 2015 overseas festival tour & prepare it for 2016 Oscar Qualification.

    Co-writer/Director/Editor Moon Molson is a Film Independent Fellow (2008 Directing Lab)

  • Buddy Solitaire

    An uplifting narrative feature about a struggling stand up comedian who teaches a comedy class to the mentally ill.

    Producer/writer/director Kuang Lee is a Project Involve 2009 Fellow

  • Hungry For Love - Last Hour Left to Fund this NYC Food Film!

    Two romantic misfits embark on a five borough dining adventure and ultimately discover who they really are!

    Producer Soojin Chung is a 2014 Project Involve Fellow

  • ALASKA IS A DRAG w/ @thisismartinjr @mayasworld

    Leo and his twin sister Tristen are up to their knees in fish guts, they are fighting to survive -- literally.

    Producer Kaz Kip is a 2010 Project Involve and 2012 Producing Lab Fellow. Writer/director Shaz Bennett is a 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival alum.

  • NUTS! The Story of the Goat Testicle Impotence Cure & More!

    Before Viagra there were goat testicle transplants, men w/ dreams & one unlikely hero. The stranger-than-fiction tale of John Brinkley!

    Director Penny Lane is a Los Angeles Film Festival alum ("Our Nixon", 2013)

  • Spa Night - A Korean-American Film about Coming Out

    A closeted Korean-American teenager follows his desires and finds more than he bargains for at the Korean spa.

    Writer/director Andrew Ahn is a Film Independent Fellow: Project Involve 2012; Screenwriting Lab 2013; Directing Lab 2014

  • CLOSER TO HOME: A Community Filmmaking Project

    CLOSER TO HOME is a narrative feature made with teenagers in the San Fernando Valley through a process we call community filmmaking

    Director Aaron Douglas Johnston is a 2014 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominee and 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival filmmaker

  • I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS - narrative feature film

    You can’t turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again. Starring Blythe Danner and Martin Starr.

    Producers Rebecca Green and Laura Smith are 2012 Producing Lab Fellows at Film Independent

  • NAMI: A short film

    A widow who struggles with the loneliness of mourning comes to terms with her place in the world without her husband.

    Director Masami Kawai is a 2008 Project Involve Fellow

  • Love Arcadia - A Feature Film

    A boy. His tea shop. And the girl who burst his bubble.

    Co-Producer, Director, and Editor Lawrence Gan is a 2013 Project Involve Fellow

  • Bring BEFORE YOU KNOW IT to Theaters!

    Three gay seniors navigate the adventures, challenges and surprises of life and love in their golden years.

    Director PJ Raval is a Film Independent Fellow (Documentary Lab and Fast Track)

  • A Pebble of Love

    A young couple figures out love and loyalty as they organize a rally for immigrant rights.

    Writer/director Hossein Keshavarz is a Film Independent Fellow (Canon Filmmaker Award winner)

  • RICH HILL - Feature Documentary

    In a rural, American town, kids face heartbreaking choices, find comfort in family bonds and dream of a future of possibility.

    Filmmakers Tracy Droz Tragos & Andrew Droz Palermo are Film Independent Fellows (2013 Documentary Lab)

  • LUMPIA 2 - The Movie Sequel ACTION COMEDY

    15 years after the original, the LUMPIA-armed avenger reappears in Fogtown to prevent an escalating drug war in this action comedy!

    Director Patricio Ginelsa is a Film Independent Fellow (Project Involve 1999)

  • MANSON FAMILY VACATION - with Jay Duplass & Linas Phillips

    Jay Duplass & Linas Phillips in a film about brothers: one who's devoted to his family, the other who's obsessed with The Manson Family

    Executive Producer and Lead Actor Jay Duplass is a Film Independent Spirit Award alum

  • Advantageous: The Feature

    Year 2041. For women, life is a struggle like never before. A single mother makes a fateful decision to secure her daughter's future.

    Director Jennifer Phang is a Film Independent Project Involve and Directing Lab Fellow

  • Carrie Pilby - The Movie

    Indie Spirit Award winner Susan Johnson and producers Suzanne Farwell and Susan Cartsonis are bringing Carrie Pilby to life.

    Director Susan Johnson won a Film Independent Spirit Award in 2005 for the film "Mean Creek"


    Three young farmers risk land and friendship to stand up to the USDA. An experiential film about living a life of self reliance.

    Filmmakers Christopher LaMarca and Katrina Taylor participated in the 2013 Film Independent Documentary Lab

  • GORE VIDAL: The United States of Amnesia

    An intimate portrait of Gore Vidal. Always outspoken and unafraid he was one of the leading intellectual rogues of the 20th century.

    Director Nicholas Wrathall is a Film Independent Fellow (Documentary Lab, 2012)

  • Distribution of documentary WE WOMEN WARRIORS

    WE WOMEN WARRIORS was completed thanks to numerous supporters. Now it's time to distribute this acclaimed doc for the world to see!

    Director Nicole Karsin is a Film Independent Fellow (Documentary Lab)

  • A Total Disruption: Ondi Timoner's Portal For Innovators

    Two-time Sundance-winning director tells the riveting stories of the tech revolution to feed the innovator in you.

    Creator Ondi Timoner is a Film Independent Lab mentor and Spirit Award alum

  • LEE - A Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Film Project

    In their last summer together, the lives of three Lakota best-friends change abruptly when one of them makes a reckless decision.

    Producer Angela C. Lee is a Film Independent Fellow (2011 Producers Lab; 2011 & 2012 Fast Track Program)

  • Lake Los Angeles

    A middle-aged Cuban man and a ten year old Mexican girl bond over being away from home in a hopeless backdrop that is Lake Los Angeles.

    Director Mike Ott is a Film Independent Fellow (2008 Fast Track)

  • Big Gay Love Movie w/ Jonathan Lisecki & Nicholas Brendon

    BIG GAY LOVE, the movie that celebrates loving yourself through your imperfections needs your support to finish our film…

    Writer/director Ringo Le is a Project Involve Fellow

  • Manos Sucias - a Feature Film

    A narrative film set on the Pacific Coast of Colombia: winner of Spike Lee Fellowship Award and Film Independent Producing Fellowship

    Marcia Nunes and Elena Greenlee are 2012 Film Independent Producing Lab Fellows

  • The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest - Prison Documentary

    A film mixing animation and documentary to tell the story of an infamous escape artist, trapped by a system that can't understand him.

    Director Gabriel London is a 2010 Fast Track Fellow

  • Dancing in Jaffa -- Post-Production

    Help us share Pierre Dulaine's journey, as he bridges the gap between Jewish and Palestinian-Israeli children through dance.

    Director/producer Hilla Medalia is a Documentary Lab Fellow. Producer Diane Nabatoff is a Fast Track Fellow.

  • GNOMES - A Short Film

    Every afternoon, Linda tries to reconnect with Gnome Al. Every night, Gnome Al forgets Linda exists. A love story.

    Co-producer Rebecca Green is a 2012 Producing Lab Fellow.

  • The Yes Men Are Revolting

    Thanks to you, our campaign has been successful! You can still help make this movie - please donate: http://tinyurl.com/c7qgz59

    Producer Laura Nix is a 2011 Documentary Lab Fellow

  • SHE'S LOST CONTROL by Anja Marquardt

    An independent feature film set in NYC about a woman, Ronah, who teaches men how to be intimate and make love.

    Producer Mollye Asher is a 2012 Fast Track Fellow

  • Thursday's Speaker

    A dark comedy dealing with 12-step programs, stripper moms and underage drinking with heart and humor.

    Producer and cinematographer Lisa Stacilauskas is a 2010 Project Involve Fellow

  • 'Someone I Used to Know' -- POST-PRODUCTION!

    a little help for post-production, for a film about losing our way and finding our friends.

    Producer Frances Chang is a 2011 Project Involve Fellow

  • Awesome Asian Bad Guys

    An action/comedy series about two offbeat filmmakers, a volatile group of Asian bad guys & one impossible mission.

    Creator/director Patrick Epino is a Project Involve Fellow

  • TEST - a feature film in post-production

    A poignant, powerful story set in the San Francisco modern dance scene of 1985, in the early years of the AIDS epidemic.

    Writer/director Chris Mason Johnson is a 2010 Screenwriting Lab Fellow

  • EMIT - Finishing Funds

    Sci-fi: In a world where time flows backwards, an old man goes to the morgue to meet his wife for the first time, as she comes to life.

    Project Involve Fellow Jesse Morrison is producing.

  • Swing!

    An inside look into the culture of swing dancing and the characters who make it special.

    Director Susan Glatzer is a Film Independent Producers Lab Fellow

  • Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

    When a young autistic boy runs away from his Mexican-immigrant family, he embarks on an odyssey that forces his family to reconcile

    Director Sam Fleischner is a Film Independent Grant recipient Fellow

  • Yankee Restraint

    A feature-length documentary following one couple's struggle in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

    Producer Mollye Asher is a Film Independent Fast Track Fellow


    A law school grad, struggling to pay off her student loans, stumbles on a website connecting young women with wealthy older men...

    Director V Prasad is a Film Independent Screenwriting Lab Fellow

  • Chasing Penelope - A Film Independent Short Film Project

    Innocence meets reality in this brother/sister adventure to the Walk of Fame, where each of them learns something new about life...

    Produced by Ben Rodriguez, a Project Involve Fellow.

  • Dear Jen

    An indie feature film about Owen, a vending machine supplier who learns that sometimes in life, you just need a little change.

    Produced by Rikki Jarrett, Producing Lab and Project Involve Fellow

  • She Gone Rogue

    A short experimental narrative film created in collaboration with Rhys Ernst, starring Flawless Sabrina, Holly Woodlawn & Vaginal Davis

    Director Rhys Ernst is a 2012 Project Involve Fellow http://talent.filmindependent.org/filmmakers/rhys-ernst/

  • The Porchlight Sessions

    The evolution of the bluegrass sound told through the voices of the community.

    Editor is Project Involve 2010 Fellow Chris Cloyd

  • We Women Warriors/ Tejiendo Sabiduria

    WE WOMEN WARRIORS follows native women caught in the crossfire of Colombia's warfare who use nonviolent resistance defend their people.

    Director Nicole Karsin is a Film Independent Fellow, Documentary Lab -2011


    A Midwestern teen is abandoned by her single mom and decides to take survival into her own hands.

    Writer/director/producer - Jenny Deller is a Film Independent Fellow, Screenwriting and Producing Labs and Fast Track - 2010, and producer Kristin Fairweather is a Film Independent Fellow Producing Lab - 2009, Fast Track - 2010.

  • Alaska is a Drag - AFI Directing Workshop for Women

    Leo is in training to be an international superstar, but since he works in a fish cannery in Alaska his dreams are hard fought.

    Director Shaz Bennet is a Los Angeles Film Festival alum as well as a a programmer for the shorts competition.

  • The Miracle Mile Paradox ARG

    An immersive gaming experience played online and in real life involving a Time Switch machine. Produced by Transmedia LA members.

    Story Producer Angela Salamanca is a Film Independent Fellow, Project Involve - 2008

  • EMIT

    Sci-fi: In a world where time flows backwards, an old man goes to the morgue to meet his wife for the first time, as she comes to life.

    Producer Jesse Morrison is a Project Involve Fellow, 2012

  • "The Grizzly" Film Independent Short Film Project

    A mother jeopardizes her job as a nanny to fulfill her son's birthday wish.

    Director Aaron Celious, writer Allison Lee, producer Jesse Morrison, associate producer Wosun Choi, cinematographer Marlena Steiner and editor Victoria Page are Film Independent Fellows (Project Involve 2012)

  • "Lunch With Wolves" Film Independent Short Film Project

    Two wolves and a dancing lamb try to decide on what to have for lunch.

    Writer/director Dana Turken, producer Nicco Ardin, associate producer Ellie Wen, and editor Szu-Hua Wang are Film Independent Fellows (Project Involve 2012)

  • Ninah's Dowry

    Ninah is a runaway wife whose husband finds out she's pregnant and he comes to recover the dowry he paid or take home the woman he owns

    Writer/director Victor Viyuoh is a Film Independent Fellow. Directors Lab, 2003

  • Help us finish CALL ME KUCHU for its world premiere!

    We've been invited to premiere our documentary at the Berlin International Film Festival - but we need your help!

    Co-directors, co-producers Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright are Film Independent Fellows (Documentary Lab, 2011)

  • Mosquita y Mari - A new voice in independent filmmaking

    Mosquita y Mari is a feature length film that captures the intricacies of youth, love and survival.

    Writer / director Aurora Guerrero is a Film Independent Fellow, Project:Involve 2000.

    Producer Charlene Agabao is a Film Independent Fellow, Producers Lab 2009.

  • Pariah the Movie

    Who do you become when you can't be yourself?

    Producer Nekisa Cooper is a Film Independent Fellow Fast Track 2009 and Project:Involve 2009.

  • The Lie comes to theaters!

    After 2 years of extremely hard work, our film, The Lie, is being released on November 18th.

    Director Joshua Leonard is a Film Independent Fellow, Directors Lab 2008

  • BURN: The Detroit Firefighter Documentary

    BURN is a feature documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of its firefighters.

    Director Tom Putnam is a Film Independent Fellow, Producers Lab 2004 and Fast Track 2010 and 2011

  • The Thing

    A woman, a transgendered man, and their cat travel towards a mysterious roadside attraction known as "The Thing".

    Director Rhys Ernst is a Film Independent Fellow, Project Involve 2012

  • Mulligan

    An indie comedy about friendship, golf, Apollo, and do-overs. John and Karl head to WI to find $500,000 buried on a golf course.

    Director Will Slocombe is a long time Film Independent employee.

  • On the Ice: The Movie

    Friendship, murder, and deceit in the Arctic – On the Ice is the first Alaskan feature by an Inuit director + entirely Inuit cast.

    Producer Cara Marcous is a Film Independent Fellow, Fast Track 2009.

  • NYChildren Exhibit: Let's open Park51's doors to the world!

    1st exhibit at Park51 Community Center. NYChildren Exhibit includes photos of children from over 170 countries, living in NYC.

    Danny Goldfield is a Film Independent Fellow, Producers lab 2002.

  • Help us edit CALL ME KUCHU, a film about LGBT Ugandans

    Four LGBT Ugandans fight for justice and freedom on the frontlines of Africa's gay rights movement.

    Malika Zouhali-Worrall is a Film Independent Fellow, Documentary Lab and Fast Track 2011.

    Kathrine Fairfax Wright is a Film Independent Fellow, Documentary Lab and Fast Track 2011.

  • FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE – an independent film by Maris Curran

    An intimate feature film about love, loss and compassion.

    Producer Nekisa Cooper Film Independent Fellow, Fast Track 2009 and Project:Involve 2009.

  • Rhys' Thesis: "Tristan and Zooey"

    Tristan and Zooey find their relationship tested as they drive with their cat towards the mysterious roadside attraction "The Thing".

    Director Rhys Ernst is a Film Independent Fellow, Project Involve 2011

  • The Light In Her Eyes

    Documentary film about an inspiring female Qur’an teacher giving women the tools to challenge cultural traditions in Damascus, Syria.

    Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix participated are Film Independent Fellows, Documentary Lab 2011.

  • THE HAPPY SAD (from the director of BROTHER TO BROTHER)

    A feature film that follows two couples, one black and one white, as they navigate open relationships and sexual identity.

    Director Rodney Evans is a Film Independent Fellow, Fast Track 2009.

  • Help us transfer Carl Boenish's archive and finish the feature film Gravity

    We are seeking funds to transfer over 90,000 feet of 16mm from Carl Boenish's archive to be included in the feature documentary Gravity.

    Director Marah Strauch is a Film Independent Fellow, Fast Track 2010 and Documentary Lab 2011.

    Producer Eric Bruggeman is a Film Independent Fellow, Fast Track 2010.

  • FIRST CIRCLE completion & outreach

    FIRST CIRCLE is a feature documentary about foster care, family and healing in the Western United States from filmmaker Heather Rae.

    Director Heather Rae is a Film Independent Fellow 2009, Piaget Producers Award 2009.


    FOLKLORE is a comedy feature that showcases the interviews of many mythic beings of folklore.

    Director Justin Calen Chiang is a Film Independent Fellow, Project:Involve 2008.

  • If: A Documentary Film of the Egyptian Revolution

    "If" is the coming-of-age story of four young Egyptian women who find their voices and change the face of the Arab world.

    Micah Garen is a Film Independent Fellow, Documentary Lab 2011.

    Marie-Helene Carleton is a Film Independent Fellow, Documentary Lab 2011.

  • The Four Dollar Fundraiser for "Housebroken"

    “Housebroken” is a short comedy about a hopeless romantic who falls into a precarious menage-a-trois with a long-term couple.

    Writer/director Wade Gasque is a Film Independent Fellow, Directors Lab, Screenwriters Lab, and Producers Lab 2009.

  • How to Cheat - Help us get to the LA Film Festival!

    How to Cheat is a self-funded, DIY-style feature film that has been accepted into competition at the LA Film Festival!

    How to Cheat won Best Peformance in the Narrative Competition at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival.