IndieWire is an online publication covering film, TV, and digital news, reviews, and interviews for passionate fans and industry insiders.
Since launching on July 15, 1996, it has grown into the leading news, information and networking site for independent-minded filmmakers, the industry and moviegoers alike.
Originally conceived as an online forum and newsletter for filmmakers and festivals, it has grown over the last two decades into a preeminent source for film and television news, reviews, interviews, global festival coverage and more.
Their mission has always been to create a platform to deliver news, information and other resources to creators and movie lovers, while facilitating a greater appreciation of independent filmmaking to the masses.
The leading news, information, and networking site for independent-minded filmmakers, the industry and moviegoers alike, this website launched on July 15, 1996 and has stayed committed to bringing readers and filmmakers the best in movie and television news in the decades since. Two-time winner of the Webby Award for best film website (most recently, in 2012), IndieWire has been lauded as a “must read” by Variety, branded the “online heartbeat of the world’s independent film community” by Forbes, and dubbed “best indie crossroads” by film critic Roger Ebert.
Twelve year after launching, company founders sold the company to SnagFilms, the company founded by Ted Leonsis and backed by Steve Case and Miles Gilburne.
IndieWire Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder Eugene Hernandez noted in a letter to readers at the time, “We created IndieWire twelve years ago to fill a gap for filmmakers and the industry. The concept was to create a platform to deliver news, information and other resources. Along the way, Indiewire emerged as a hub for the community.”
“We have always been focused on driving greater appreciation of independent filmmaking,” Brian Clark, president of IW publisher GMD Studios said at the time, “In every important way, nothing changes for IndieWire except for the new resources it will have to pursue its mission to evangelize independent filmmaking.”