Why are Independent films so important?
Indies are very important to all involved in the film. For directors it is a chance to show what they can do. Same for actors and even crews. Often an indie is done in short form. Shorts are less expensive to make and if you’re smart, and can tell a good story in 10 to 30 minutes, you have a shot at getting a job or funding to do a bigger film. Documentaries are almost always independently made. These are some of the best and most important films. Many times they shine a light where none would otherwise be shone. Some of today’s best and most interesting directors either are or came from the indie movement. John Waters, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Altman Jim Jarmusch, Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, and Alison Anders. How can you support Independent films? The best way is to attend a film festival. They run all year long, are fairly inexpensive and you get a first crack at what might become the next major feature film. Just do a search online with the words “film festive and the closest maj