Retirement usually marks the end of a career and the beginning of days filled with leisure activities. That’s not the case for Mike Garland, who decided to dive into filmmaking and learn how to...

Every film has the capacity to be intensely personal, but when you make a documentary about your own relatives and their struggles with addiction, personal takes on a new meaning. Jason Charnick spok...

Elliot and Zander Weaver spent years making documentary and narrative shorts. The experience provided them with the skills (and the patience) to make their first feature, COSMOS, which has become a n...

Noted micro-budget filmmaker Noam Kroll just released his second feature, Psychosynthesis. We spoke with Noam about his production methods and what keeps him coming back to make truly independent mov...

We spoke with Daniel Lotz about the release his first feature, Chlorine. The movie is a prime example of how important it is to find people you enjoy collaborating with and make a movie for the joy o...

Like Josh Stifter, Alejandro Montoya Marin was also featured in the Robert Rodriguez-produced series “Rebel Without A Crew” for the El Rey network. The series followed five filmmakers as...

We spoke with writer/director/cinematographer Felicity Tillack and producer Hamish Downie about their new film that tackles the subjects of multiculturalism and identity in Japan. The movie is Imposs...

IFJ spoke with Omar Naim and Russ Lichter about their new film, Becoming. Among the many valuable lessons shared, it seems that hyper organization, communication, and openness to the ideas of others...

IFJ was fortunate to have the opportunity to talk with Josh Stifter, alumni of the Robert Rodriguez-produced Rebel Without A Crew series and director of The Good Exorcist, about his latest film, Grey...

Films already have several applied classifications to help viewers find movies that they’ll enjoy. Ratings and genres are the two main taxonomies. When it comes to budgets, however, there are t...