250+ Independent Filmmaker Resources – Funding, Networking, Labs & More

A career toolbox for independent filmmakers. Browse by job function (e.g. producer) or category (e.g. fellowships & labs). Whether you need funding, career support, or creative inspiration, there’s an organization that’s willing to help. I’m bookmarking & tweeting resources on a daily basis, so please feel free to email me suggestions.

EXPLORE THE TOOLBOX
1. Indie Film Roles
2. Funding & Finance
3. Fellowships & Labs
4. Inspiration & Learning
5. Tools for Projects

INDIE FILM ROLES

Producers

Directors

Cinematographers

Screenwriters

Composers

Animators

Crew

Independent Filmmakers

Women Filmmakers

Documentary Filmmakers

FUNDING & FINANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Financing Forums

Pitch Opportunities & Markets

Independent

Narrative

Documentary

Women & Non-Binary

BIPOC

LGBTQ+

Latinx

Asian Diaspora & AAPI

Indigenous

Students

Muslim

Global

  • Hubert Bals Fund (HBF): Dedicated to supporting filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe
  • World Cinema Fund: Works to develop and support cinema in regions with a weak film infrastructure

Europe

UK

Aotearoa New Zealand

NYC

FELLOWSHIPS & LABS

Mentorship Opportunities

Independent

Producers

Directors

Screenwriters

Editors

Crew

Documentary

Women

BIPOC

Latinx

Indigenous

AAPI

Deaf, Disabled & Neurodivergent

Jewish

UK

Aotearoa New Zealand

African & Southwest Asian

European

  • CPH: LAB: European filmmakers, storytellers and creative technologists (limited number of internationals)

INSPIRATION & LEARNING

Industry Directories

Film News

What to Watch

Education

Industry Reports

TOOLS FOR PROJECTS

Labor Guides

Sustainability Guides

Film Commissions

Glossaries

Visual Inspiration

Music

Agencies Representing Disabled Talent