With Film Independent (Sorted by Release Date Ascending)



1. 2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006 TV Special)

109 min

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Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Sarah Silverman, Hany Abu-Assad, Amy Adams, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Votes: 75

2. Convicted for Life (2006)

15 min | Short, Drama

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Once released on parole, former hitman Dante Gassuto demands that society grant him a second chance.

Director: Russ Belli-Estreito | Stars: Michael Arturo, Rico Simonini, Maetrix Fitten, Stefanie Marco

3. Film Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards (2007 TV Special)

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Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Amy Adams, Rachel Bilson, Zach Braff, Anne Clements

Votes: 14

4. His Good Will (2008)

TV-G | 11 min | Short

7.4
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A heart-warming story set in 1950 about a young boy struggling against poverty in a small town, and how his innocence and optimism, in the simplest of ways, touch those around him.

Director: Cayman Grant | Stars: Donis Leonard Jr., James Avery, Ashley Jones, Arita Trahan

Votes: 31

5. El primo (2008)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Drama

5.9
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A sheltered, sensitive teenager visits his tough, older cousin in Laredo, Texas and learns a hard lesson about what it means to be a man.

Director: Nick Oceano | Stars: Daniel Marin, Dina Duran, Paola Ochoa, Manny Montana

Votes: 124

6. How to Be a Serial Killer (2008)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

5.6
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A serial killer decides to teach the secrets of his satisfying career to a video store clerk.

Director: Luke Ricci | Stars: Dameon Clarke, Matthew Gray Gubler, Laura Regan, George Wyner

Votes: 1,957 | Gross: $0.00M

7. Amreeka (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

7.0
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73 Metascore

A drama centered on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Indiana.

Director: Cherien Dabis | Stars: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat

Votes: 3,327 | Gross: $0.62M

8. The Romantic Foibles of Esteban (2008– )
Episode: Yoked (2009)

Comedy

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Director: Canyon Prince | Stars: J Michael Briggs, Amazon Beard, Canyon Prince, Jon Donahue

Votes: 5

9. The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards (2009 TV Special)

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Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Jessica Alba, Christina Applegate, Darren Aronofsky, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 15

10. Pornography: A Thriller (2009)

Unrated | 113 min | Mystery

4.6
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31 Metascore

A gay porn star's mysterious disappearance becomes an obsession for both a writer and another adult film star, leading them into dark supernatural corners that were never meant to be explored.

Director: David Kittredge | Stars: Matthew Montgomery, Pete Scherer, Jared Grey, Walter Delmar

Votes: 479

11. Ma cité, mon histoire (2009)

5 min | Short, Drama, Romance

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A Banana Republic short film, sponsored by Vanity Fair, Film Independent, and NBC/Universal. A French New Wave-inspired transformation of a beautiful ingénue as she travels behind the scenes of a film set.

Director: Eugene Lee Yang | Stars: Mariah Bonner, Michael Teh, Bru Muller, Junes Zahdi

12. Steps (II) (2009)

Short, Drama

7.7
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A young girl, abandoned as an infant, reflects about the steps people take each day and wonders what could have happened to her if a stranger never "stepped" in her direction.

Director: Barney Cheng | Stars: Kiara Muhammad, Elena Evangelo, Angelica Flameno, Jennifer Jereza

Votes: 9

13. For the Last Sixth Time (2009 Video)

Short

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Director: Michael Dempster | Stars: Heather Fox, P.J. King

14. Captain Kidde and the Legion of Space Pirates (2010)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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Ten years after the cancellation of the sci-fi cult television classic - Captain Kidde and the Legion of Space Pirates, the actors are once again called into service - albeit unwillingly. ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Schwartz | Stars: Viera Lee, Stephanie Wyatt, Donnell Powell, Dwayne A. Thomas

15. Switch (2010– )

TV-13 | Thriller

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Aadil Tehrani lives a life of suburban splendor -- nice home, loving wife, thriving medical practice and Sunday softball. But when his uncle comes to visit from Iran, he doesn't only bring ... See full summary »

Stars: Ashley Lane Adams, Sila Agavale, Zack Book, Julia Mcllvaine

16. The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards (2011 TV Special)

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Directors: Ivan Dudynsky, Howard Herlihy | Stars: Joel McHale, Alex Trebek, John Waters, Dale Dickey

Votes: 25

17. Let Go (2011)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy

5.4
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Follows the intertwining stories of Walter Dishman, a melancholy parole officer struggling with the doldrums of married life, and three eccentric ex-convicts recently placed under his supervision.

Director: Brian Jett | Stars: David Denman, Gillian Jacobs, Kevin Hart, Edward Asner

Votes: 512

18. The Coalition (2012 Video)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

4.3
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Four women band together to get revenge on four young successful players because the guys mistreated them in some way.

Director: Monica Mingo | Stars: Denyce Lawton, Eddie Goines, Adrienne Houghton, J.R. Ramirez

Votes: 445

19. The Bridge (II) (2012)

8 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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Director: Andres Torres-Vives | Stars: Joe Angeles, Ricky Montez, Tony Sancho

Votes: 6

20. R.E.M. (2012)

21 min | Short, Horror

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Director: Sergio Ruvalcaba | Star: Javier Rodriguez

21. The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013 TV Special)

6.8
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Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Andy Samberg, Kerry Washington, Rama Burshtein, Derek Connolly

Votes: 32

22. Parinama (2013)

8 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Meena Nanji | Stars: Dhruba Bose-Roy, Shyamala Moorty, Vibha Bhojak, Matt Shepherd

23. Baby Steps (2013)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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A teenage girl thinking she's almost grown makes moves that she isn't quite prepared for with an older man.

Director: Jackie J. Stone | Stars: Brooklyn Lowe, Derrick LeMont, Hammerton Killick, Shakira Ja'nai Paye

24. Marriage of Inconvenience (2013)

9 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.2
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On the steps of City Hall, a pastor's wife must join her husband in protest against gay marriage, or compromise her religious beliefs to join her gay son on his wedding day.

Director: Franklin jin Rho | Stars: Shirley Jordan, Ricco Ross, Kevyn Richmond, Matthew Jennings

Votes: 5

25. You're Dead to Me (2013)

12 min | Short, Drama

7.0
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A grieving Chicana mother confronts an uninvited family member before her Día de los Muertos celebration.

Director: Wu Tsang | Stars: Carolina Espiro, Laura Patalano, Harmony Santana

Votes: 21

26. Factory of Dreams (2013)

Short, Mystery

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After wrapping a film noir movie from the fifties, an admired yet lonely Hollywood Star struggles to disconnect from her tormented character, to a point that she barely recognizes her true ... See full summary »

Director: Jacob Hatley | Stars: Carlotta Elektra Bosch, Kelsey Milano, Brian Patrick Nichols, Charles Haine

27. Producer Sam (2013)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Sam is a movie producer. He is 48years old and still single. Never married, but suddenly decides he wants a family. However, even with his hope, he has no idea how to build relationships as... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Champion | Stars: Derrick Bean, Bonzo, Sumiko Braun, Elf Butner

Votes: 11

28. Tumulus (2013)

6 min | Animation, Short, Family

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TUMULUS is about the journey of a Korean-American family who has traveled to an ancient burial mound to pay respect to their ancestors. On the way their 6 year old child encounters a mysterious experience.

Director: Evelyn Lee | Stars: Tony Duran, Daniel Galo, Paul Kim, Paul Hansen Kim

29. The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2014 TV Special)

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Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Patton Oswalt, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Lake Bell

Votes: 23

30. Emoticon ;) (2014)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama

4.7
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34 Metascore

Trying to navigate love and intimacy in the digital age, a woman and her boyfriend's teenage children become unlikely guides in each others relationships.

Director: Livia De Paolis | Stars: Livia De Paolis, Michael Cristofer, Carol Kane, Sônia Braga

Votes: 58

31. Counter (2014)

12 min | Short, Drama, History

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A worldly activist, Bayard Rustin, walks into a 'whites only' small town diner and challenges a waitress to serve him at a price she can't refuse.

Director: Nicholas Bouier | Stars: Demetrius Grosse, Zachary Barton, Douglas Olsson, Zachary T. Robbins

32. Beneath Existence (2014)

10 min | Short, Action, Drama

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Half a mile underground, four Appalachian miners struggle to survive after a methane explosion leaves them with one hour of oxygen to go.

Director: Eddie Mensore | Stars: Lindsey Ginter, Tom Sean Foley, James Ferris, Timothy Paul Driscoll

33. Dukhtar (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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73 Metascore

In the mountains of Pakistan, a mother and her ten-year-old daughter flee their home on the eve of the girl's marriage to a tribal leader. A deadly hunt for them begins.

Director: Afia Nathaniel | Stars: Samiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza, Saleha Aref, Asif Khan

Votes: 1,993

34. Implant (2014)

8 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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In the year 2024, two homicide detectives interrogate a seemingly schizophrenic woman charged with the murder of a corporate boss, but when she claims that conspirators made her kill via a ... See full summary »

Director: Casey Cooper Johnson | Stars: Alexis Rhee, Ashley Hamilton, Josh Casaubon, Gregory Gordon

35. Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

6.8
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63 Metascore

With an older brother in jail and living with their single mother on Pine Ridge Reservation, Johnny and his sister Jashuan's lives develop new challenges when their absentee cowboy father ... See full summary »

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: John Reddy, Jashaun St. John, Taysha Fuller, Eleonore Hendricks

Votes: 660 | Gross: $0.03M

36. 30th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards (2015 TV Special)

Reality-TV

5.5
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The Film Independent Spirit Awards celebrates artist-driven filmmaking and recognizes the finest achievements of today's independent filmmakers.

Stars: Fred Armisen, Justin Begnaud, Kristen Bell, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 11

37. Debris Escombros (2015)

15 min | Short, Drama

8.3
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Caught in the gears of a US immigration detention center, twelve year-old Ana finds that seeking safety will cost more than she bargained for.

Director: Mary-Lyn Chambers | Stars: Isabella Luna, Martin Simone, Kate Nichols, Jaime Alvarez

Votes: 12

38. Fractured (III) (2015)

15 min | Short, Drama

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An Asian American farmer and father-to-be must come to terms with losing the business he has worked so hard to build in order to protect his family.

Director: Maritte Lee Go | Stars: Elaine Kao, Albert Kong, Alexis Rhee, Dan Sutter

39. 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards (2016 TV Special)

150 min | Reality-TV

6.8
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The best independent and artist-driven films are celebrated by the members of the not-for-profit arts organization, Film Independent.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Brie Larson, Idris Elba, Ben Mendelsohn, Kate McKinnon

Votes: 22

40. Slash (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.7
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64 Metascore

Freshman Neil's Vanguard stories are all he cares about...until he meets the older Julia, who pushes him to put his own fan fic online. When the website's moderator takes a special interest in Neil's work, it opens up a whole new universe.

Director: Clay Liford | Stars: Tishuan Scott, Lucas Neff, Courtney Bandeko, Michael Johnston

Votes: 976

41. Firefly (I) (2016)

9 min | Short, Fantasy

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When things in her house start to change, a delightfully curious young girl, Maya, senses that a monster may be the culprit. In an effort to protect her mother and grandmother, she takes ... See full summary »

Director: Yanillys Perez | Stars: Araija DaCosta, Nia Fairweather, Dutch Johnson, Mummerelle Jones

42. Castor Oil (2016)

Short, Comedy, Drama

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As he spends another Sunday suffering the humiliation of his mother's sex-ed Bible study, teenage Bowie fantasizes about his dream girl, Lisa, who sits a few seats over. She'd make it all ... See full summary »

Director: Puja Maewal | Stars: Queen Aishah, Chet Anekwe, India'yolanda Collins, Kandiss Edmonds

43. Get the Life (2016)

12 min | Short, Drama

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Alex, a transgender youth, has been struggling with a secret pregnancy. He considers what he is willing to lose in order to live honestly and courageously.

Director: Ozzy Villazon | Stars: Flor de Maria Chahua, Cheryl Francis Harrington, Colette Kilroy, Tonatiuh

Votes: 10

44. Care (II) (2016)

8 min | Short, Drama

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At an assisted living facility the last thing Bea and Rose expect, is to fall in love but in doing so redefine expectations of life, love, and commitment.

Director: April A. Wilson | Stars: Kim Miyori, Rosemary Thomas, Sabra Williams

45. Reagan (2016)

13 min | Short, Drama

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When Reagan, a fifteen year-old sex worker, leaves her East Oakland group home she is forced to redefine the concept of family in an unfamiliar landscape.

Director: Christopher Cegielski | Stars: Akyra A. Carter, Akyra Alihaah Carter, Elton Loud, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris

46. They Charge for the Sun (2016)

16 min | Short, Sci-Fi

5.6
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In a dystopian future where people live nocturnally to avoid the harmful rays of the sun, a young black girl unravels the lie that has kept her and her sister in the dark.

Director: Terence Nance | Stars: Rylee Nykhol, Jontille Gerard, Crystal Cotton, Vickie Washington

Votes: 21

47. 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards (2017 TV Special)

Not Rated | 106 min | News

6.5
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The best independent and artist-driven films are celebrated by the members of the not-for-profit arts organization, Film Independent.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Fred Armisen, Kate Beckinsale, Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst

Votes: 11

48. Great Again (I) (2017)

Short, Adventure, Comedy

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Director: Christopher de las Alas | Stars: Jonah Aimz, Tasha Dixon, Jim Hoffmaster, Chelsea London Lloyd

49. Suitable (2017)

TV-MA | 13 min | Short, Drama

8.7
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HD. A tomboyish teen comes to terms with her sexuality when she decides her outfit for the prom in this short film.

Director: Thembi Banks | Stars: Kelli Jordan, Tiffany Tenille, Derick Anthony, Joseph Santos

Votes: 16

50. 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards (2018 TV Special)

Reality-TV

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Nick Kroll and John Mulaney host Film Independent's celebration of artist-driven film.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney


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