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The Indie Films Foundation (IFF) helps introduce new students to the film and television industry through our film school which includes hands on experience, helping to produce real films each year, written, directed and produced by the IFF.



The Indie Film Foundation (IFF) seeks to support the aspirations of indie film makers, helping to educate them in the art and science of film making, and support them throughout their careers.  The IFF seeks to influence the art of filmmaking, in the classroom and on the set. The goal is to teach students how to make films with production values that meet or excel industry standards and to further inspire their careers in the film industry.   We believe in producing films, that reach out and touch people; films that inform, educate and provide insight into the human condition.


The IFF was founded by Gary Parker and Bruce May who have worked in film, television and digital media for over forty years.  They support the goals of individuals seeking to begin or further a career in the film and television industry.  Both are instructors at IFF and they also produce, write and direct the indie films produced by the IFF.


Watch the First Class for free, May 8th 2pm

IFF On-Line & In-Studio Workshop Course

                              Experience the Film & Television Industry
When you take our online classes, you will be eligible to work on our next Film or Television project, including Shattered Lives.  We are in pre-production on Shattered Lives the TV Series, the documentary film and the full-length feature film.  

Our Online Courses:

  • Taught by Industry Professionals

  • One online class a week for twelve weeks, learn at your pace!

  • Learn all aspects of producing, directing and editing for TV & Film

  • Hands on experience working on future Film and Television Projects

  • Produce your own video project to be showcased on our TV Show

In-Studio Workshops:

We provide labs in the studio, teaching our students how to use film equipment and work together on class projects.  We also provide hands-on training during live filming of movies and Television programs we produce to give our students the feel of what real film making is all about.  

Produce Your Own Video for TV!
During the online classes, you will learn how to produce your own video, which will be included with other student videos on our TV show featuring the IFF School and the work of our students.

  • Videos will appear on the IFF TV Show on KVQT Channel 21, an antenna television station reaching the Greater Houston Area, from Galveston to Conroe and The Woodlands.

  • Apply what you learn to polish off your video.

  • Your videos will be critiqued by IFF instructors throughout their production.

IFF Video Contest
Don’t wait for our school to start.  If you have produced a short film, send it in to compete for the IFF Best Video for Spring 2020…

  • Pull out that video file and submit it to IFF Film School

  • We will post them to our YouTube Channel

  • IFF Advisory Board will select a winner on June 20th, 2020

  • Prizes include free tuition for the next semester, IFF Film Jacket, free passes to our next movie premier.

  • The top three videos will be featured on the IFF TV Show

 At IFF our students develop their film-making knowledge as we encourage and support their creative storytelling talent. Our curriculum is designed to provide insight into the industry, gain hands-on experience, and inspire them to even create their own films that touch their audience’s hearts, minds, and spirits. IFF encourages the production of positive, uplifting feature films and documentaries.

Contact Us

Indie Films Foundation

DGM Studios

810 Holly 

Conroe, Texas 77301


Film School Fall Semester


Sept 17 - Dec 12 

Tuesday and Thursday

 4 pm - 6 pm   ​​

​two Saturdays per month

9 am - 1 pm

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