Landscape for independent filmmakers evolving, but struggles continue

There is a visible change in the viewing pattern of audiences and that is they are appreciating quality content now more than ever. There is also a section of the Indian film industry that is benefiting most out of it — the independent filmmakers.

These are directors who are involved in making films that have new stories to tell, that maybe daring and are outside the mainstream Bollywood system. They have an original voice, content and are away from the pressures of the conventional studio model.

All these factors, that make them stand out, are also reasons for their never ending struggle.

From budget constraints, to distribution challenges, to getting support from studios and producers to competing with big budget Bollywood ventures for screen space and promotions, indie cinema is evolving despite the many hurdles.