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Filmmaker (magazine)

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Editor  Scott Macaulay
Frequency  Quarterly
First issue  October 17, 1992
Categories  Cinema
Circulation  60,000
Company  Independent Filmmaker Project

Filmmaker is a quarterly publication magazine covering issues relating to independent film. The magazine was founded in 1992 by Karol Martesko-Fenster, Scott Macaulay and Holly Willis. The magazine is now published by the IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project), which acts in the independent film community.



With a readership of more than 60,000, the magazine includes interviews, case studies, financing and distribution information, festival reports, technical and production updates, legal pointers, and filmmakers on filmmaking in their own words.

The magazine used to be available outside the US in London but has not been on sale in the UK since early 2009.

Annual features

  • 25 New Faces of Independent Film: Each year (typically in the Summer issue), Filmmaker publishes its list of independent film's emerging talent. The list typically contains directors, producers, actors and animators. Past lists have featured Ryan Gosling, Andrew Bujalski, Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, Greg Pak, Oren Peli, Miranda July, Tze Chun, Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass, Zoe Kazan, Lena Dunham, Rooney Mara, Azazel Jacobs, Craig Zobel, Ellen Page, and Hilary Swank.
  • List of "25 New Faces of Indie Film" from 1998–2016



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