The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) is marking its 30th anniversary by selecting the 30 Most Significant Independent Films from around the world produced in the past 30 years. Twilight received an honorary mention in the 2001-2010 decade.
The Most Significant Independent Films from each of the past three decades follows:
1981-1990: Amadeus; Blue Velvet; Dances With Wolves; Das Boot (The Boat); Gandhi; My Left Foot; A Nightmare on Elm Street; Platoon; Sex, Lies and Videotape; The Terminator (Honorary mentions: The Killing Fields; The Last Emperor; The Toxic Avenger)
1991-2000: Braveheart; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Fargo; Four Weddings and a Funeral; LIfe is Beautiful; Pulp Fiction; Reservoir Dogs; The Silence of the Lambs; The Usual Suspects; Where the Day Takes You (Honorary mentions: Basic Instinct, Good Will Hunting, Trainspotting)
2001-2010: Brokeback Mountain; Crash; The Hurt Locker; Inglourious Basterds; Juno; Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring; Million Dollar Baby; Monster; The Pianist; Slumdog Millionaire; (Honorary mentions: Bowling for Columbine; Memento; Twilight)
American Cinematheque has partnered with IFTA for the screening series, “30 Most Significant Independent Films.” The series will launch Wednesday, Sept. 29, at American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood with My Left Foot. American Cinematheque and IFTA will announce the screenings schedule, as well as special guests slated to appear at specific screenings. The series will alternate between the Egyptianand Aero Theatres in Santa Monica.
I had no idea that some of these were independent films! Congrats to Twilight – the film is in great company.