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.
“We support stories that inspire social change and positive action, especially where young people and women are involved. My personal goal is to affect change within one minute of viewing and to offer free resources and tools to create, balance, human connection and long lasting impact. And that’s exactly what movies like Angst, Screenagers, The Empowerment Project and Finding Kind achieve.”Scilla Andreen, Founder of IndieFlix Foundation
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? IndieFlix Foundation, along with others, contributed funds and support towards the completion of the film and the creation of the movement around the film
“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
Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety
Angst is a 60-minute documentary project and VR experience 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.
LIKE is an IndieFlix Original documentary and series that explores the impact of social media on our lives. The goal of the film is to show that social media is a tool and social platforms are a space to connect, share and care but is that what’s really happening? Is the stress of social media really mirroring the mental health of our civilization and if so why are we ailing?