Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Our mission is to champion creative independence in visual storytelling and support a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision.
We produce the Film Independent Spirit Awards, recognizing the finest achievements of American independent filmmakers, the LA Film Festival, showcasing select new works from emerging and established independent storytellers, Film Independent at LACMA, a year-round, weekly program that offers unique cinematic experiences including the acclaimed Live Read series.
Our Artist Development program offers free labs for selected writers, directors, producers and documentary filmmakers and presents 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.