Dark secrets of poisoned Amazonian waters are revealed in this documentary political thriller when native villages take on Big Oil.
Nicole Karsin participated in our 2011 Documentary Lab.
A boy dreams of racing school buses at the local speedway.
Naveen Chaubal was a 2012 Project Involve Fellow
In this detective story, filmmaker Cullen Hoback investigates the largest chemical drinking water contamination in a generation. To learn more about screening dates and get in touch push the big red button.
2015 Documentary Lab Film
Men in South Central Los Angeles find hope through their dedication to somersaulting pigeons.
Director Milena Pastreich is a 2013 Documentary Lab Fellow
A sex and love addicted woman learns what real intimacy is when she starts making music with a reclusive man.
deGuzman's is a Film Independent Fellow and an LA Film Festival alum. Her first feature Dear Lemon Lima (2009) premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival
Starring folk singers Joe Purdy & Amber Rubarth. A movie about the kindness of strangers and the power of music.
Director David Heinz's previous feature TOO LATE premiered at the 2015 LA Film Festival
Award-winning film about Ryan & Amy Green, who created an unusual and poetic video game about their son with cancer.
This documentary is a Film Independent Fast Track alum and co-director Malika Zouhali-Worrall is a Directing Lab Fellow
Maggie Siff stars as a burned-out actress who flees mind-numbing Hollywood to her past life in Brooklyn to reinvent herself.
Producers are Film Independent Fellows Scott Macaulay (2008 Fast Track) and Shrihari Sathe (Producting Lab 2011, Fast Track 2013)
"Eva Hesse"; a documentary on creating art, one woman's personal journey & the exciting creative community of The Sixties.
Co-director Karen Shapiro is a former Film Independent Board Member
REAL BOY is a coming-of-age story about a transgender musician and his search for the meaning of family, given and chosen.
Director/producer Shaleece Haas is a Film Independent Fellow (Documentary Lab 2015)
We're using VR cameras to film the last 4 northern white rhinoceros on earth before the species goes extinct
Director Kel O'Neill is a 2009 LA Film Festival alum ("The Transformation of Genesis P Orridge")
Neil is a questioning teen who secretly writes erotic fan fiction about a popular SciFi hero. When his classmate Julia discovers this, she leads him on an adventure of self discovery.
Producer Brock Williams was a 2014 Film Independent Producing Lab fellow with SLASH.
Two interracial Chicago couples struggle to keep their love alive when secrets and long-simmering resentments rise to the surface. New York Times Critics Pick and 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!!!
Director Kyle Henry is a Film Independent Fellow (Fast Track, 2015) http://talent.filmindependent.org/talent/bio/795
Will the sudden and unprecedented release of thousands of "lifers" from California prisons lead a nation to rethink mass incarceration?
Filmmakers Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway are Film Independent Documentary Lab Fellows
Watch with us. August 7 - Sept 13, 2015, in NYC.
Organizer Karin Chien is a Film Independent Fellow
Writer/director Christina Choe is a Film Independent Fast Track and Directing Lab Fellow
A real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams ... and his parents.
MEET THE PATELS world premiered at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and won the Audience Award for Best Documentary.
Writer/producer Erick Castrillon is a Film Independent Project Involve Fellow.
Padraig O'Malley works his peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction, in Iraq, Nigeria, Kosovo and Northern Ireland.
Director/producer James Demo is a 2015 Film Independent Documentary Lab Fellow
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)
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
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.
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)
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
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 is a Fish out of water story – literally. An aspiring drag superstar's diva-fabulous dreams are hard fought working in a fish cannery in Alaska.
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.
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)
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 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
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
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
Co-Producer, Director, and Editor Lawrence Gan is a 2013 Project Involve Fellow
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 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)
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)
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)
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
The near future. 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
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
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)
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)
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
Producer Angela C. Lee is a Film Independent Fellow (2011 Producers Lab; 2011 & 2012 Fast Track Program)
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, 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
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
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
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.
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.
For two decades, the Yes Men have pulled off hilarious media hoaxes to expose corporate crimes. Now, they are approaching middle age, struggling to stay in the fight against climate change. Can they get it together before the ice caps melt?
Producer Laura Nix is a 2011 Documentary Lab Fellow
Ronah's life unravels when she starts working with a new client.
Producer Mollye Asher is a 2012 Fast Track Fellow
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
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
An action/comedy about two offbeat filmmakers, a volatile group of Asian bad guys & one impossible mission.
Creator/director Patrick Epino is a Project Involve Fellow
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
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.
A full-length documentary exploring the culture of swing dancing and the characters who make it special.
Director Susan Glatzer is a Film Independent Producers Lab Fellow
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
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
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.
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
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 offers a rare look at the inventiveness of the human spirit through reimagining the history of Bluegrass. #bluegrassfilm
Editor is Project Involve 2010 Fellow Chris Cloyd
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.
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.
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
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
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)
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 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
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 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.
Producer Nekisa Cooper is a Film Independent Fellow Fast Track 2009 and Project:Involve 2009.
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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
An intimate feature film about love, loss and compassion.
Producer Nekisa Cooper Film Independent Fellow, Fast Track 2009 and Project:Involve 2009.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
Director Justin Calen Chiang is a Film Independent Fellow, Project:Involve 2008.
"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.
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.
“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.