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Queer Cinema Index

With film expert & curator Bob Hawk and strategic partners, IndieCollect is compiling the QUEER CINEMA INDEX – an essential bibliographical resource for film lovers everywhere.


Many important American indie films are in peril or stuck on the shelf because they haven’t made the leap into the digital age. indieCollect will scan these unseen gems and make them available in a hi-res digital format for the first time.

Thanks to all our backers for making this happen

IndieCollect unearthed the master elements for ten daring, inventive & witty shorts produced by Christine Vachon, Todd Haynes, and Barry Ellsworth in the 80s & 90s under their Apparatus banner. Using its brand new 5k Kinetta Archival film scanner, IndieCollect is making these long-unseen films available to Kickstarter backers. See how the wonderful filmmakers behind CAROL, I'M NOT THERE, FAR FROM HEAVEN, BOYS DON'T CRY, SAFE and SUPERSTAR got their start.

Far From Heaven, Boys Don't Cry, Velvet Goldmine

Campaign with us to save American Indie Films

IndieCollect’s MISSION is to document and preserve for posterity the work of American independent filmmakers — whether the work is fiction, non-fiction, or experimental, whether it originated on film, tape or in a digital format, and regardless of how it was originally presented.

Filmmakers, do you know where your masters are?

Many of us have lost track of our original elements. In some cases, they have disappeared when facilities moved or shut down. Some of us have materials in commercial storage units we can no longer afford. We have heard many horror stories.

  • Have you made plans to protect your cinematic legacy?
  • Are your film, video & digital materials in a safe place?


  • Take preservation off the bottom of your to-do list.
  • We must all take active steps to preserve our work before it is too late.


  • If you need help finding a home for your films, please complete the HELP REQUEST form now.
  • If you don't have time to put together a list, just let us know you're out there; JOIN the campaign.

Film scholars & cinephiles:

Through the IndieCollect Index, we are documenting the heritage of American independent cinema. The INDEX will be a living source of information for thousands of films, including important works that may have been overlooked, physically LOST, or simply not found in any other collection.

  • The Index will help you curate film series of hard-to-find titles.
  • Visit the SUPPORT US page to learn how you can help, and JOIN the campaign.

Film Laboratories & Storage Facilities:

IndieCollect offers archival and legal assistance to help you empty your film vaults. EMAIL us to learn more.

We can't lift off without you — Support us Now!

Thanks to the Ford Foundation, we have a genourous start-up grant, but it MUST BE MATCHED! Meet the Ford Foundation Challenge and help us save thousands of films at risk. SUPPORT US today.