#1 Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas.
#2 Provide hope to aspiring film makers.
#3 Serve as a training ground to the young filmmakers.
#4 Ensure freedom of speech and expression always have an outlet
#5 Allow for stories to be told without interference from big studios and public opinion focus groups
#6 Give foreign films exposure to Americans
#7 Allows unknown actors, writers, & producers to make a name for themselves.
What about you? Do you ever go see independent fims? C'mon leave a comment with your thoughts. In honor of our film festival this week, I declare that ALL COMMENTS ARE FREE TODAY!