Long Live Cinema proudly presents India’s first Independent Film Database – the one-stop place for information about Independent films made in India. This database’s purpose is to serve as a repository for Indian Independent Films, creating a platform for film-makers to showcase their work to a wider audience, gain access to the possibilities of theatrical release, DVD release or film festival screenings and also help in enhancing people’s knowledge about existing Indian Independent Films and understanding better the Independent film culture of India. With advents in digital technology and the costs involved in production coming down drastically, film-makers all over the country are expressing more and more through this medium and hence the production of independent films is at an all time high. It has become crucial for film-makers and the audience to keep track of the number and the kind of films made and the varied ways through which new film-makers, free from the vice grip of studio forces, are expressing themselves. Our goal is to make an effort towards achieving that by making sure that Indian Independent films get the space they so rightly deserve.
The films included here are self-funded, crowd-funded, films minus big producers, banners and stars or alternative non-mainstream cinema, making sure that independent films are looked at in the broadest possible sense. We hope to bring independent filmmakers from all corners of the country under one roof and be a kind of single access point for filmmakers, producers, film festival curators and cinephiles.
As of now, 50 films of different genres including shorts and documentaries have been added to the list. Everyday 5 films shall be added. If you have any information regarding Independent films not added to the list or have made Independent films yourself, do let us know. Do send in your suggestions regarding how this site can be made better and the material that can be included so that it can become an effective source of knowledge about Indian Independent Films.
The journey of a thousand miles begin with one step and we are proud to have taken the first step.