Cool indie Web sites

New Cinema

This site is an ahead-of-its-time sneak preview of one Internet scenario in which indie filmmakers self-distribute their films on the Net. Featuring several experimental short films presented in streaming video, this site will blow your mind — if it doesn’t blow your computer first.

Tom Noonan’s Web site

Indie filmmaker Tom Noonan’s (“The Wife”) personal Web site. Lots of great information from a master of do-it-yourself filmmaking.

Filmmaker magazine

Featuring interviews and articles from the magazine of independent film plus daily news from IndieWire.

Austin Powers

The official site includes psychedelic graphics and music — shag till you drop.

Reel Independence

A bimonthly newsletter on independent film featuring case studies of independent films, articles, interviews and a column with scuttlebutt garnered from well-connected anonymous sources.

D/Vision Systems

The D/Vision editing system has long been the de facto standard in Hollywood for editing low-budget and no-budget films. Check out their company homepage.

Sony Pictures Classics

Check out some of the best independent and foreign films in release at Sony Pictures Classics.


A Hollywood-based network that helps independent filmmakers find investors, grants, funds and distributors. Beware, though, as access to much of this site requires a paid membership.

The Roxie Cinema

Now in its 21st year, San Francisco’s Roxie is one of the oldest venues for independent film in the country.

FilmDependent, the CyberSpot for Indies

If you ever wanted to ask John Pierson a question, this indie film e-zine is the place to go.

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