Production started for RACE (working title) in October 2020, and will be available to screen in communities everywhere in late January 2022! Click here to watch our first look and learn more, and here to help support bringing RACE to communities. The events of this last year proves once again that deep community understanding and conversation about racism is essential for us to move forward as a more equitable society. The evidence that systemic and unconscious racism creates trauma and mental health effects is profound, so 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 micro-stories, combined with data and insights from experts to open us up to the understanding, honesty and empathy needed to make real sustainable, scalable change.
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
'Many Messiahs' reframes Handel’s masterpiece as a collective call for justice. The diverse collaborators on the Many Messiahs team create new songs using material from the original Messiah, amplifying the work’s powerful themes of awakening and activism. Performed by a genre-bending ensemble along with orchestra and chorus, Many Messiahs meets the vital need for classical music programming that addresses systemic racism while also welcoming new audiences into concert halls.
To reach local youth, trained teaching artists work with underserved schools to deliver a curriculum that merges classical music, cutting-edge technology and social justice.
To support the production and distribution of stories that inspire social change and positive action. Our goal is to inspire thoughtful positive change through storytelling and to offer a path forward by providing resources for discussion, and tools to create, balance, human connection, empowerment and long lasting impact. We support creatives, 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 programs for underserved communities wherever we can. Since 2011, iNDIEFLIX Foundation has helped 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 learning module program to support our Mental Health Trilogy. We 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: