Filming started for RACE in October 2020, and will be available to screen in communities everywhere from January 2021! Click here to watch the trailer and learn more, and here to help fund our production costs. Schools and communities have been crying out for this film - the events of 2020 showing once again that deep community understanding and conversation on race is essential for us to move forward as a more equitable society. The evidence that systemic and unconscious racism creates profound trauma and mental health effects is profound, and RACE is a natural continuation of iNDIEFLIX's Mental Health Trilogy. RACE will use the tried and tested iNDIEFLIX format of in depth, personal interviews and stories, combined with data and insights from experts to open us up to the understanding, honesty and empathy needed to keep talking
Our partnership with ‘Kids In The Spotlight’ has brought a new depth to our support for filmmakers and storytellers. ‘KITS’ gives L.A. foster youth the opportunity to be seen and heard, to work in a team, to develop their talents and work through trauma… all by the power of film. They run 10-15 week courses in filmmaking, where industry veterans coach and support youth from writing a script to casting, acting, producing, filming with a professional crew and editing. We are thrilled to host the ‘Kids In The Spotlight’ channel, showcasing 30+ shorts made by these extraordinary young people, and to support KITS in its live events.Read More About KITS
To support the production and distribution of stories that inspire social change and positive action, especially where young people, the BIPOC community and women are involved. Our goal is to inspire thoughtful positive change within minutes of viewing and to offer a path forward by providing resources for discussion, and tools to create, balance, human connection and long lasting impact. We produce our own films, and support other filmmakers, non profits and storytellers with a great idea and the drive to broaden horizons and create positive social impact through film
Working with partners, we subsidize the cost of film screenings for underserved communities wherever we can. Since 2011, iNDIEFLIX Foundation has helped us to provide subsidized or free screenings across entire school districts as well as individual events. For the 2021-22 school year, we will integrate a 24-week SEL curriculum to support the films in our Mental Health Trilogy, and welcome support in making this available to those in need.
We believe that stories are a powerful tool for creating change. Our initiatives are guided by three principles: