The IndieFlix Foundation holds a unique place at the intersection between donors who want to inspire global change and creatives who have powerful stories that can unite us and transform communities.
The IndieFlix Foundation was formed in 2011 by Scilla Andreen, CEO and Co-Founder of IndieFlix Inc.
“When we look for projects to develop and fund, we look for filmmakers with stories that open our eyes and spur us to action, especially where young people are involved. My personal goal is to affect change within one minute of seeing the film. And that’s exactly what movies like Screenagers, The Empowerment Project and Finding Kind achieve.”Scilla Andreen
Our First Film
Finding Kind, created by Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson (pictured left) is a documentary about girl bullying, and has screened in more than 900 schools and community groups, and continues to tour worldwide.
“Finding a way to stop girl-against-girl “crime” from happening is something that has been on my heart since I was twelve years old.”Lauren Paul, Director of Finding Kind
The Empowerment Project
In 2014, we launched our second major film with a kick-off tour for The Empowerment Project, a documentary film about female empowerment. This film has reached over 32,000 people at over 200 events worldwide.
“What does a successful woman look like? Watch The Empowerment Project and see.”Maria Shriver
Perspective: The Party
Imagine a young woman attending her first college party, her mind set on cutting loose and shedding the “shy girl” identity she’s struggled with since high school. At the same party, an awkward, but slightly charming young man is hoping for a similar reinvention. Add booze and misinterpreted signals, and two different stories emerge out of what happens during the night’s events.
The average time that youth spend on screens doing social networking, video games, and other activities is 7.5 hours a day—and that excludes screen time for school work. Screenagers is feature length documentary in production that explores the question -- what is a healthy amount of screen time?
“I learned that kids spend on average 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. As a doctor I decided I needed to understand the impact of all this screen time on kids, and as a mom I needed to know what to do.”Delaney Ruston, Director of Screenagers
Coming Spring 2017
Angst is a 60-minute documentary project that looks at anxiety, it's causes, effects and what we can do about it. With a particular focus on people under the age of 21, the film will feature interviews with kids and young adults who suffer or have suffered from anxiety, and what they’ve learned about it.
Coming Soon 2018
Ask Me How I Am
Ask Me How I Am is a documentary film project with accompanying curriculum that follows 3-4 young people through various stages of treatment for anxiety and depression. Their real-time, first-person stories of struggle and triumph, including video diaries, will be presented alongside analysis of the commonly held myths and stigmas about mental health.