The Independent is Back!

The 30-year-old magazine devoted to independent media makers makes its online debut

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As you may have heard, Independent Media Publications has come forward to take over the online and print publication of The Independent, formerly published by AIVF, the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers. The magazine has been a vital publication to the community of independent media-makers from its first publication in 1978 through July 2006. We believe there would have been a gap left with its absence.

So with time generously donated by board members, staff, writers, and interns and only $2,500 in cash, we launched this website featuring hundreds of past Independent articles, a comprehensive 'learn' section for new and working filmmakers, classified advertisements, personal online accounts, and more. In addition, we will have relaunched the monthly magazine online -- so expect regular blogs, monthly interviews and features, as well as vlogs, books and more coming soon.

We encourage you to become an active participant in the new Independent -- become a blogger, advertise on the site, or make a tax-deductible donation to the organization. Or just learn how this site is organized so you can get the most out of your time here. We hope you'll become a frequent visitor!

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The Independent returns

Welcome back, I missed you !!!

Just how do we see ourselves?

Welcome back!

Great to know that the voice of The Independent is back among us.... Onward and upward.

Very best wishes -- Roger D.

The Darnell Works Agency

I've missed you!

There is an afterlife. Thanks for getting back to us.

Mark Barroso
Fork in the Road Films
Pittsboro, NC

The Independent

Thank you for coming back from the brink. I have treasured my archival mags of the Independent for good reason. The Independent is the voice for those of us who want the real deal. I am tired of industry rags that push manufacturers agendas. The Independent, Yeah!

George Ozuna
Director of Production
Film School of San Antonio