and Video Links
P.O.V. is public television's annual showcase for independent
non-fiction films. The site also serves as a forum for
discussion of the often controversial points of view
expressed in the films. You can also read, see or hear
interviews with the filmmakers.
IFC schedule plus a wealth of valuable links and information
for makers and lovers of independent film.
Wide selection of complete short films to watch on your
computer -- short drama, comedy, animation and experimental
films, though no documentaries.
Theyve been around for years, teaching classes,
showing local and national films (great place to see
avant-garde work, old and new) and sponsoring the Chicago
Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival.
Level Youth Media
Excellent organization which works with Chicago youth
in video and new media. Very cool site -- many pages
were created by youth. Their mission statement: "Street-Level
Youth Media educates Chicago's inner-city youth in media
arts and emerging technologies for use in self-expression,
communication and social change. Street-Level's programs
build self-esteem and critical thinking skills for urban
youth who have been historically neglected by policy
makers and mass media. Using video production, computer
art and the Internet, Street-Level's young people address
community issues, access advanced communication technology
and gain inclusion in our information-based society."
Center for Communication Resources
A non profit media arts organization that provides low
cost access to media technologies, instruction and screenings.
Formerly, The Center for New Television.
Since 1976, The Video Data Bank has been a leading resource
in the United States for videotapes by and about contemporary
artists. The VDB collections feature innovative video
work made by artists from an aesthetic, political or
personal point of view. Cool site. Some Quicktime clips.
Updated daily, this important site offers loads of information
for makers and lovers of independent film. Sign up for
their daily e-mail news digest.
Excellent independent film organization in San Francisco.
Includes many useful links for indie producers everywhere.
of Independent Video and Filmmakers
Excellent national organization which has been a long
time resource and advocate for independent media artists
and activists. Publishes The Independent. Sponsers salons
around the country. Lots of good information.
A weekly on-line publication focusing on the world of
independent films. Updated every Friday with news, reviews,
features, opinion, pictorials, humor and anything else
they decide to throw in.