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 thirty 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.
The IFF curriculum in Film and Television Production includes every aspect of filming work from writing, producing, filming, editing and marketing films. In addition to classroom work, we provide weekly labs in the studio, teaching our students how to use film equipment. We also provide hands-on training during live filming of movies we produce to give our students the feel of what real film making is all about. Coursework is completed over eight weeks, followed by the opportunity to work on the set of a real film produced by the IFF.
IFF believes the best way to learn the art of film making is by doing the art of film making, working side by side with experienced professionals. IFF provides students with a taste for what it is really like to work in the film and television industry, working with real, industry professionals. We strive to inspire our students who go on to work in the industry, to create compelling films that move the audience, challenging them to think and see the world in new ways so that they may come to better understand others and themselves. IFF also provides distribution opportunities for independent film makers and otherwise supports the work of our students after they graduate and continue their careers in the industry. We also help create working relationships with industry professionals, bridging the gap between the classroom and working sets where students can find employment in the craft.
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.
Indie Films Foundation
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