The 10th annual Film Independent Forum will take place in Los Angeles over October 24-26.
Writer-director Jill Soloway will deliver the filmmaker keynote on October 25 followed by Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League with the executive keynote on October 26.
Bold Films’ Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton will kick off the Forum on October 24 followed by a Q&A with writer-director Dan Gilroy and producer Jennifer Fox.
For the first time Film Independent and CreatorUp will co-produce a hackathon for filmmakers and developers to make a technology prototype for filmmakers to connect with fans for film projects that create social impact.
Eight filmmakers will be selected and paired with developers and all projects will be presented on October 26.
At the Alfred P Sloan Foundation Reception during the Forum, the Sloan Producers Grant, which provides a $30,000 production grant and acceptance into Film Independent’s Producing Lab, will be awarded to a Film Independent Fellow developing a narrative film with a scientific, mathematical and/or technological theme.