When you’re settling in to waste some time on the Internet, you’ve got a
lot of options for video entertainment. You can catch network TV on
Hulu or Netflix or watch ridiculously cute cat videos on You Tube. But
what about something a little more substantial? Check out our list of
independent film websites that showcase everything from the best to the
awesomely bad in the world of indie film. You might learning something
new, but most importantly, you won’t spend a dime because they’re all
An internet based “TV platform,” Babelgum presents independent films about everything from behind-the-scenes looks into stock trading and paparazzi photography to documentaries about Bangalore – all in easily digestible lunch break size clips.
Social networks are everywhere so it’s no surprise there’s one for films too. Film Net has an enormous library of comedies, animated shorts and feature films that you’ve never or seen – or heard of. It’s an independent film combination of the best parts of You Tube, Facebook and IMDB.
Indie Movies Online
With free movies, shorts, documentaries and film festival coverage – featuring talent like Elisha Cuthbert, Jay Baruchel and the infamous Ron Jeremy – there’s literally something for everyone on Indie Movies Online. The only thing it’s missing is the ability to download films.
With over 1800 films, Snag Films is one of the biggest documentary archives on the internet. Each film is a full-length documentary and Snag Films allows you to snag a link and share it all over the web. If you don’t have time to watch the full feature on the Garment Industry or Nelson Mandela there’s even an option to save your place for later.
You Tube Screening Room
The You Tube Screening Room is the, well, You Tube of independent films/shorts. In an effort to help indie films from all over the world reach a global audience, there are four new videos posted to the You Tube Screening Room every other Friday. With subscription, embedding and full-screen options you’re familiar with, there’s no learning curve with this one.