If you’re like me, you probably spend hours swimming through (and sometimes cringing at) all of the independent films on Netflix. Sometimes, you may even try to find some indie flicks online. However, one of the things I really like doing is actually reading about indie films. I know that may seem a little silly. Why read about them when I can just watch them? Well, first off, there are reviews, and then there is just general curiosity that goes beyond the film.
Maybe it’s just me, but I seem to always want a little more than just the final product. I want to know what went into making a film. I also want to know what other people think about it. Well… maybe it’s not just me. Today, MUO has four blogs that cover everything you need to know about indie films, and hopefully, this will satisfy your similar craving for film content.
IndieWire is one of our more well-known independent film review blogs. However, it would be wrong not to include it here! The site is devoted to all things under the independent filmmaking umbrella, and as such, it’s a good news source for this topic. With that said, there is still a nice mix between coverage of independent and mainstream content.
If you’re the type of reader that enjoys a mixture between well-known and new material, then this is the site for you. Additionally, besides covering independent films, IndieWire also sets out to take a look at filmmaking itself and details on festivals.
Have you ever wanted to make your own film? Have you actually made your own film? Independent Film Blog is all about the creation process of this type of thing. No, it won’t supply you with the creativity and skills that making an independent film takes. However, it will give you a good dose of reality mixed with some pick-me-ups while in the process.
Independent Film Blog is all about marketing your film and distributing it to the right arenas. If you need some tips in that area, this is a good site to take a look at.
Are you ready to get into the hardcore side of independent film? Great! FilmThreat puts all its resources into covering just that, and you would be hard pressed to find anything you see in theaters right now on this site. What started out as a simple college fanzine in 1985 turned into a full-fledged blog called Film Threat. The blog seeks out to be the first to cover all of the hottest indie films, and with a track record that includes being the first zine to cover Reservoir Dogs, Film Threat is hard to beat.
Are you interested in more independent material than just indie films? Way Too Indie may be the route for you to go, then. The site covers the latests independent films, but in addition to this, it covers music as well (this may not be as diverse as you were hoping for, but it still breaks the mold a little).
The site does step into a little bit of the mainstream culture. However, it strives to focus on independent creations.
That’s all we have to say about independent films, today folks. However, you should check out MakeUseOf’s Stuff To Watch for more visual entertainment.
What other indie film blogs do you know of? Did you find anything interesting on these?