LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25:  Filmmaker Liz Garbus attends the Film Independent at LACMA special screening and Q&A of 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' at Bing Theatre At LACMA on June 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

“Black lives matter!” someone yelled when Film Independent Curator Elvis Mitchell took the stage to introduce the latest documentary by Liz Garbus, What Happened Miss Simone?, at Film Independent at LACMA this past Thursday. “Thank you for saying that,” Mitchell responded, “because there’s no better […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17:  Director Benson Lee (L) kisses Los Angeles Film Festival Director Stephanie Allain attend the "Seoul Searching" screening during the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)

Seoul Searching was a great hit at its Los Angeles Film Festival Gala screening last week. Inspired by at the actual summer camp created by the Korean government during the ’80’s for foreign-born Korean teenagers to come to Seoul to learn about their culture and motherland, the film perfectly encapsulates […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25:  Film Independent Fellow Summer Shelton attends day one of the Film Independent 2014 Film Forum at DGA Theater on October 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Summer Shelton

Producers! Need a hand? A plan? A (gentle-but-firm) shove in the right direction?  The application deadline for Film Independent’s next Producing Lab is Monday, June 29. We asked Summer Shelton, one of the Fellows in our most recent Lab, to share her experience. Here’s what she […]

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