Film Independent invites all Fellows (past and present) to submit their short films (fiction or nonfiction) or music videos for consideration for our annual Artist Development Showcase, which will be held in person this July in Los Angeles. As Film Independent celebrates over 30 years of Artist Development, we’ve expanded the Showcase to celebrate the work of Fellows across all Artist Development labs and programs, including Global Media Makers. This event aims to highlight the talents we work year-round to cultivate and provide an opportunity for our Fellows to network and reconnect.

All selected projects will screen at an in-person event held at the DGA Theater, with a Q&A to follow. Only Film Independent Fellows may participate in the Q&A on behalf of their projects. If a project involves multiple Fellows, only one Fellow may participate in the Q&A.

Submissions are open until April 19, 2024. Please contact for a code to apply in that period if you are a Film Independent Fellow.

2024 Artist Development Showcase Guidelines

All submissions must be received by April 19, 2024.

Submitted projects must have been written, produced, edited, directed and/or shot by a Film Independent Fellow. For the producers to be considered, they must have been involved in the story development process.

Eligible projects for consideration are fiction or nonfiction short films or music videos produced within the past 3 years. Works-in-progress are not accepted. 30 minute max running time. Online screeners only please; no hard copies will be accepted.

A non-Film Independent Fellow may submit their film so long as they provide the name, role and program year(s) of the Fellow(s) involved with the project. Only the Film Independent Fellow involved will be invited to participate in the Q&A at the Artist Development Showcase. If multiple Fellows are involved in the project, only one Fellow (determined by the filmmaking team) may participate in the Q&A.

Overall Rating
  • Yoo Lee

    It was an honor to be part of the showcase and Ash did such an amazing job moderating the event!

    August 2021
  • Ellie Wen

    The PI showcase is amazing ! Every year I'm blown away by the quality of the films and the thoughtfulness of the curation. It's amazing how Film Independent really supports current and past PI fellows even beyond the completion of the program. It's a true film family!

    April 2017
  • ms stone

    The showcase was an amazing experience! Film Independent does a wonderful job curating the showcase and treated filmmakers and their guest to a wonderful time. Also, there is nothing better than projecting on that lovely Academy screen!

    April 2017