FILMMAKERS ALLIANCE is a collective of filmmakers dedicated to the advancement of true independent film through community support. FA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. FA provides a unique mutual support system through which members share time, energy, expertise, resources and, most importantly, creative support for one another's film projects from concept through distribution. We work together to restore humanity, authenticity, diversity, originality, intelligence, relevance, personal vision and emotional resonance to regional and global Cinema.

Started in 1993 as a collective answer to the practical needs of independent filmmakers, FA has evolved into a  multi-layered support organization with an emphasis on aesthetic empowerment. Hundreds of films have been produced  through FA and have screened in dozens of major festivals  throughout the world.

Now, FA is bringing a new level of support to filmmakers by aggregating key filmmaking info, tools, resources and other benefits that can be accessed online.

Filmmakers Alliance: Connect. Get Stuff. Make films.





1993. Filmmakers Alliance (FA) begins as Reverse Angle Production Alliance (RAPA) with 10 filmmakers. RAPA produces 2-3 short videos per year.

1996. RAPA changes its name to Filmmakers Alliance and rises to 40 member/filmmakers. Production rises to over 20 film and video projects per year.

1998. FA launched VisionFest.

2002. FA sells a feature film, "Dahmer" to DEJ  and puts three more features into the festival circuit. FA produces Digidance 2002 in Park City, Utah.

2003. FA moves into DVD distibution in partnership with Cinema Libre with the release of its first five titles under the banner of "The Filmmakers Alliance Collection".

2006. An FA Film, "Transaction", becomes the first American film to win the the Grand Prix du Jury (Labo section) at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, perhaps the most prestigious short film award in the world.

2009. FA-produced films "Midnight Movie" sold to Showtime and "Within" sells to Lifetime.

2012. Filmmakers Alliance website voted one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Filmmaking Sites” by Filmmaking Stuff.

2014. FA re-launches VisionFest, outdoors at Los Angeles State Historical Park.

TODAY. Filmmakers Alliance continues its production support work, with hundreds of films, videos and new digital work to our credit. FA films continue to be selected to play in premier festivals world-wide, including Sundance, Berlin, SXSW, RESFEST, Cinequest and more, winning numerous awards. Now, we are taking on exciting new partners and globalizing our organization - providing members with new levels of activity and support.


  • "I wish I had Filmmakers Alliance when I was making my first film."
    — David O Russell (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) Sundace Film Festival darling and Indie Spirit Award winning writer/director
  • "Frankly, I had never heard of Filmmakers Alliance, which SUCKS for me."
    — Kevin Smith (Clerks, Red State) Indie film Icon
  • "Filmmakers Alliance is a key component in the filmmaking universe..."
    — Terry Gilliam (Brazil, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Monte Python) Oscar nominated writer/director.
  • "Filmmakers Alliance is the future, they are the way forward. As an organization, they are perfect."
    — Mike Figgis, (Leaving Las Vegas, The Sopranos) writer/director nominated for two Oscars.