Which films will win best indie film this year?
Indie films are still the most popular form of film production in the world, according to new data from The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which has just released a study on the industry’s status.
But they’re not going anywhere, according the industry group.
The group has just awarded the Best Independent Film category to eight films that earned at least $100,000 at the domestic box office, which it defines as $25,000 per film, and the category will go on to be awarded to films with a cumulative gross of at least 1 billion.
Of course, many films that made the cut don’t get a spot in this list at all, which is disappointing, according IndieWire editor-in-chief Mike Adams.
“If a film had been made in 2018, or even 2020, or any year in the past, but it didn’t make the cut, it would be one of those films that will never make it to the silver screen,” Adams said.
“And that’s why I’m excited that this year’s award is so important, because it’s the first time since 2008 that the award has gone to an independent film.”
It’s important to remember that the MPAA is a not-for-profit organization, which means it is not beholden to any studio or studio-owned distributor.
It is also a group of film makers who are all doing their best to make the film they want to see and sell to a wider audience.
“We’re not in this to make money,” Adams explained.
“We’re in this because we believe in what this industry is about.
We think that the people who make films should be making films that people want to watch, and that’s the reason why we’re so excited about this year.”
So, how can you be a part of this year and support the best independent film?
Well, Adams said that he and IndieWire have a few suggestions.
First, if you’re looking to get involved in this year, you can check out our new Indie Film Fund campaign that will help fund the making of films and support independent film creators.
Secondly, Adams has a few tips for budding filmmakers and filmmakers to get in on the ground floor of the industry.
He recommends giving one of his movies a shot to see what the audience likes about it, and then look for funding opportunities in the industry to make more films.
“For me, the one piece of advice that I would give is to just be as open and honest about your process and what you’re trying to do, as you possibly can,” Adams added.
“When you see that you’re making something that you want to make, and people love it, be honest with yourself about that and share that with them.
It’s not just going to happen overnight.
It takes time and a lot of hard work.”
Finally, Adams told IndieWire that he’s excited to see more filmmakers and producers take their art to the next level.
“I’m always excited to hear about new talents and the kind of people who have done this kind of work before,” Adams continued.
“That’s one of the reasons why I think this year is so exciting because we have a lot more talented filmmakers and creatives than ever before.
The only thing that I can tell you is that they are not going away.”
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