The Independent | Obsessed with independent film since 1978.
- The mission of Independent Media Publications is to inform, promote, encourage, and mobilize independent and grassroots media-makers.
The organization, which is in process of obtaining official 501(c)(3) status, was started with the intent of rescuing, re-envisioning and re-launching the print publication, archival records, and online resources of The Independent Film & Video Monthly. The magazine had been a vital publication to the community of independent media-makers from 1978 through July 2006, at which point it ceased publication when its parent, a nonprofit organization called the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF), closed its doors.
Both the AIVF's board of directors and its general membership voted in early 2007 to transfer the rights of the publication and other materials to Independent Media Publications. Since then, we have launched this website to continue the tradition of The Independent and to make available all the past issues of the magazine. So far we were able to post online all the articles that were already in digital form. With your support, we hope to digitize and post online all the articles dating back to the first issue in 1978, in order to preserve this invaluable historic resource for the independent film community.