This site will cover all aspects of independent film, from the perspective of fans as well as filmmakers. We will discuss and review movies, talk about film festivals, and resources for making and financing films.
The term “indie film” will always be a little fuzzy. For the last decade or two, the line between commercial and independent movies has gotten ever thinner. Those of you old enough to remember the 70s or earlier –or anyone who has seen lots of older films– may recall that “art” movies were once a more distinct breed of film. These usually played at special theaters and included foreign and experimental films. Of course today, many of the films that were fairly commercial in earlier decades now have an indie flavor, if for no other reason that time has rendered them exotic.
Today we might ask if movies by people like Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorcese, Spike Lee or Woody Allen really qualify as independent. I would not spend too much time worrying about such questions of definition. I think most of us can agree which films are definitely not indie –blockbuster action and horror films, mainstream romantic comedies, and the vast majority of sequels and remakes of whatever genre.
So this site will cover indie films, using a loose and broad definition of the term. The real point is to enjoy and learn from the art of movies, whichever side of the camera you happen to be on!