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Where to Find and View Independent Films and Indie Movies

Where to Locate and See Indie Films

It's pretty simple, these days, to find a movie to see.... if it's a major movie company release. The ads are all over the TV channels and the newspapers. You can walk into any major movie theater franchise or video rental store and take your pick.

But if you're looking for a really wonderful indie film to buy, watch or rent, it's an entirely different matter.

Attending indie film festivals is of course an excellent way to be introduced to a wide variety of new indie films in a short period of time.

If you're lucky enough to live in a town big enough to support an art theater, you'll be able to see THEIR choice of films, which represents only a tiny fraction of the indie films that are made each year.

But what about the rest of them.

Some you'll be able to find on the several cable tv channels that feature indie movies.

A few you'll be able to rent from Netflix.

Some you'll be able to find and download online.

Here are some suggestions on how to locate and iew the rest.

Top Independent Film Portals

IFP  "... a not-for-profit service organization dedicated to providing resources, information and avenues of communication for its members: independent filmmakers, industry professionals and independent film enthusiasts. It is committed to the idea that independent film is an important art form and a powerful voice in our society...."

IndieWire  A great portal to the world of independent filmmaking. ".... The leading news, information, and networking site for independent-minded filmmakers, the industry and moviegoers alike, indieWIRE launced on July 15, 1996 and re-launched with a bold new approach on January 12, 2009 (press release). Winner of the Webby Award for best film website, indieWIRE was lauded as a "must read" by Variety, branded the "online heartbeat of the world's independent film community" by Forbes, and dubbed "best indie crossroads" by film critic Roger Ebert.... " Very active classified

New England Film portal to the New England Independent Film Industry. Has classifieds and job positions for NE.  "If you have a passion for making movies using film or video and are looking for others who have similar interests then you have come to the right place. This is the premier site for networking others with the same interests whether your interests lie in the acting, directing, producing, writing, lighting or any other skill or desire that is associated with making great film or video." 


Film Festival Websites are a Good Source for Reviews and Info about Worthwhile Independent Films

Sundance Film Festival ".... Each year the Sundance Film Festival selects 200 films for exhibition from more than 9,000 submissions. More than 50,000 people attend screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah. In addition to discovering filmmaking's newest talent through the Festival's program of documentary, dramatic, and short films, Festivalgoers experience live music performances, panel discussions with leading filmmakers and industry figures, cutting-edge media installations, parties celebrating the Festival community, and more...."

See Also:

How to Enter Independent Film Festivals

How to Attend Film Festivals for Free by Volunteering

How to Make Budget Independent Films

Independent Films Reviews of Indie Movies

Film Festivals Where to find film festivals


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