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LAFF: 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' Gets the Eli Roth Treatment

LAFF: 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' Gets the Eli Roth Treatment

Despite a classic script, a charismatic director and a talented cast, the…

5 Secrets of Success, From the Badass Women Who Produced 'Selma,' 'Dope,' 'The Hunger Games' and 'The Walking Dead'

5 Secrets of Success, From the Badass Women Who Produced 'Selma,' 'Dope,' 'The Hunger Games' and 'The Walking Dead'

Highlights from the "Women Make It Happen" panel at this year's Los Angeles…

Watch: Tension Quietly Boils Over in Nathan Silver's 'Uncertain Terms'

Watch: Tension Quietly Boils Over in Nathan Silver's 'Uncertain Terms'

Writer-director Nathan Silver's fourth feature film opens in theaters June…

LAFF Leadership Shift: David Ansen Steps Down, Elvis Mitchell Promoted

LAFF Leadership Shift: David Ansen Steps Down, Elvis Mitchell Promoted

Film Independent today announced that it has restructured its programming…

L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Trouble Dolls' Shows You What Happens When Comedy Goes Awry

L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Trouble Dolls' Shows You What Happens When Comedy Goes Awry

Co-writers/directors/stars Jennifer Prediger and Jess Weixler's film attempt…

LAFF Review: 'The Road Within' Has Trouble Finding Its Real Purpose

LAFF Review: 'The Road Within' Has Trouble Finding Its Real Purpose

There’s a difficulty in telling a story based at a hospital, rehabilitation…

The Indiewire Springboard: How 'Uncertain Terms' Director Nathan Silver Stays Inspired

The Indiewire Springboard: How 'Uncertain Terms' Director Nathan Silver Stays Inspired

Nathan Silver has already complete four features, but chances are you're not…

LAFF Review: Like Country Music? 'Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound' Is For You

LAFF Review: Like Country Music? 'Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound' Is For You

Even if those closest to him may lament that Billy Mize isn’t as much of a…

LAFF Review: Post-Apocalyptic Drama 'The Well' is a Superb Debut for Tom S. Hammock

LAFF Review: Post-Apocalyptic Drama 'The Well' is a Superb Debut for Tom S. Hammock

Marking the directorial debut of production designer Tom S. Hammock ("You're…

11 Things  LAFF Filmmakers Wish Someone Had Told Them BEFORE They Started Shooting

11 Things LAFF Filmmakers Wish Someone Had Told Them BEFORE They Started Shooting

There will always be something you wish you had known before you set out to…

LA Film Festival: Advice and Insight From This Year's Filmmakers

LA Film Festival: Advice and Insight From This Year's Filmmakers

With the 20th LA Film Festival now underway until June 19, Indiewire is…

LAFF Review: Pepe Serna is a Standout in Ambiguous Detective Noir 'Man from Reno'

LAFF Review: Pepe Serna is a Standout in Ambiguous Detective Noir 'Man from Reno'

The unease at the heart of "Man from Reno" is expressed via two different,…

LAFF Review: Nathan Silver’s ‘Uncertain Terms’ Finds a Fresh Spin on Marital Problems

LAFF Review: Nathan Silver’s ‘Uncertain Terms’ Finds a Fresh Spin on Marital Problems

Writer-director Nathan Silver is far from the first filmmaker to rely on a…

The 2014 Indiewire LAFF Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During Run of Festival

The 2014 Indiewire LAFF Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During Run of Festival

Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During Run of LAFF 2014.

What Cameras Did the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival Filmmakers Use?

What Cameras Did the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival Filmmakers Use?

We interviewed several of the filmmakers whose films are showing at this…

10 Filmmaking Tips from 'Legends of the Fall' Producer and Director Ed Zwick

10 Filmmaking Tips from 'Legends of the Fall' Producer and Director Ed Zwick

Attention, first-time filmmakers. Read these essential tips from Ed Zwick.

LAFF Review: 'Comet,' Starring Justin Long and Emmy Rossum, is a Cosmic Romance Worth Watching

LAFF Review: 'Comet,' Starring Justin Long and Emmy Rossum, is a Cosmic Romance Worth Watching

“Comet” rhymes images from five different eras of a relationship that begins…

13 Great Tips for First-Time Directors from LAFF Filmmakers

13 Great Tips for First-Time Directors from LAFF Filmmakers

With the 20th LA Film Festival now underway (until June 19), Indiewire out…

LAFF Review: 'Winter’s Bone' on a Farm, 'Runoff' Marks a Strong Debut For Writer-Director Kimberly Levin

LAFF Review: 'Winter’s Bone' on a Farm, 'Runoff' Marks a Strong Debut For Writer-Director Kimberly Levin

Sprawling between locations -- from mini-mall to creek bed, factory farm to…

LAFF Review: Moving Danish Drama 'Someone You Love' Proves it's the Singer, Not the Song

LAFF Review: Moving Danish Drama 'Someone You Love' Proves it's the Singer, Not the Song

Pernille Fischer Christensen's drama is a rich and engaging demonstration of…



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