What Is Independent Film?

An independent film or movie is something that is produced outside the major studio film system. It is also distributed by independent entertainment companies. Usually but not always, Indie films are made with a low budget than major studio movies. So upon receiving distribution can provide a greater back end potential. Indie films can have wide release but they should first screen at local, national or international film festivals to achieve this. An independent film production can rival a mainstream film production if someone buys it and gives it the necessary funding and distribution.

Here are examples of Indie films that had a huge success:

  • American Beauty
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Juno
  • Momento
  • The Terminator
  • Little Miss Sunshine