Film Independent, Inc.

Our mission is to champion creative independence in visual storytelling and support a community of artists who embody diversityinnovation and uniqueness of vision.

We help filmmakers make their movies, build an audience for their projects and work to diversify the film industry. With over 250 annual screenings and events, we provide access to a network of like-minded artists who are driving creativity in the film industry.

Film Independent is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

We produce the Film Independent Spirit Awards, recognizing the finest achievements of American independent filmmakers, Film Independent Presents, a year-round program offering screenings, conversations and other unique cinematic experiences including the acclaimed Live Read series.

Our Artist Development programs provide labs for selected writers, directors, producers and documentary filmmakers and offer year-round networking opportunities. Project Involve is our signature program dedicated to fostering the careers of talented filmmakers from communities traditionally underrepresented in the film industry.

Anyone passionate about film can become a Member, whether you are a filmmaker, industry professional or a film lover.

The non-profit, member-driven organization Independent Feature Project (IFP)/West soon emerged from these meetings with the mission to cultivate the careers of independent filmmakers, build larger audiences for independent film and champion diversity in the entertainment industry. National recognition quickly followed when the organization took on production of the Spirit Awards in the late 1980s and the LA Film Festival in 2000. In time, IFP/West became Film Independent — a more accurate banner for the spectrum of services and programs the organization had expanded to include.

Today, Film Independent encompasses a broad community of individuals who appreciate and sustain artist-driven filmmaking.

Film Independent, Inc. Los Angeles, CA, USA / Remote until Covid 19 Pandemic is over
Sep 09, 2020
Full time
Film Independent  Director of Finance and Operations  Reports to:  President Job Description: The Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) directly oversees all the financial, legal, IT and operations of Film Independent, and is responsible for stewarding the overall financial health of the organization. The DFO has primary day-to-day responsibilities of planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial and operational activities of the organization.  The DFO plays a critical role in ensuring that Film Independent responsibly stewards its financial assets, growing them to enable future impact in line with the organizations’ mission and the mandate of the Board. The DFO reports to the President but also works closely with the Board of Directors – specifically, the Finance Committee, Executive Committee and Audit Committee. Management of key staff is also a focus. The Director of Finance and Operations participates as a member of the senior leadership...