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We are excited to announce our sponsorship of Film Independent’s Directors Close Up series, featuring some of the most admired directors and films of the year. You may recognize a few of the big names who are participating such as Ava DuVernay (“A Wrinkle in Time”), Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Michael Showalter (“The Big Sick”), Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (“Battle of the Sexes”), Josh and Benny Safdie (“Good Time”).
The 17th annual series will take place Wednesday nights from February 7th -March 7th at The Landmark Theatre in West Los Angeles and offers filmmakers and film lovers a unique opportunity to hear directly from the best independent directors and their collaborators, as they discuss specific aspects of their craft in depth.
Our very own Co-Founder Matej Boda had this to say about our new sponsorship: "DECENT is proud to partner with Film Independent and the directors in this series. Our DCore based blockchain technology is proprietary and designed to revolutionize content distribution and monetization - and we are thrilled to invest in the future of entertainment."
Film Independent is the non-profit arts organization that champions creative independence in visual storytelling and supports a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. Film Independent helps filmmakers make their movies, builds an audience for their projects, and works to diversify the film industry. Film Independent’s Board of Directors, filmmakers, staff, and constituents, is comprised of an inclusive community of individuals across ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation. Anyone passionate about film can become a member, whether you are a filmmaker, industry professional, or a film lover.
Film Independent produces the Spirit Awards, the annual celebration honoring artist-driven films and recognizing the finest achievements of American independent filmmakers. Film Independent also produces the LA Film Festival, showcasing the best of American and international cinema and Film Independent at LACMA, a year-round, weekly program that offers unique cinematic experiences for the Los Angeles creative community and the general public.
With over 250 annual screenings and events, Film Independent provides access to a network of like-minded artists who are driving creativity in the film industry. Film Independent’s Artist Development program offers free Labs for selected writers, directors, producers and documentary filmmakers and presents year-round networking opportunities. Project Involve is Film Independent’s signature program dedicated to fostering the careers of talented filmmakers from communities traditionally underrepresented in the film industry.