The Independent offers a targeted and effective way to reach independent film industry professionals. With more than thousands of online readers worldwide, your ad connects you directly to the global independent filmmaking movement.

Advertiser Benefits

  • Return on Investment: Real-time statistics are available including daily, weekly, monthly, and all-time views & clicks.
  • Targeted Audience: Reach the 13,500+ loyal subscriber base of The Independent plus the growing global readership of working filmmakers, industry professionals, and film students. You can also target readers by topics and regions.
  • Consistent Exposure: Advertisers can choose online ads, to appear on every page or alongside stories the advertiser selects, or the sole banner ad in our email newsletter, sent to 13,500 subscribers approximately twice per month.
  • Discount for Commitment: Advertisers who opt for long-term ads or return advertisers can expect our best rates.
  • A Worthy Cause: Independent Media Publications is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and ad revenue makes up more than half of our modest annual operating budget. Purchasing an ad with us directly supports independent storytelling and film journalism!


  • Web Traffic: Approximately 20,000 page views and 15,000 visitors per month; 250,00 page views and 125,000 visitors per year, and growing every day.
  • Readers and Subscribers: Over 13,500 email subscribers.
  • Fans and Followers: Over 3,300 respective Facebook fans and Twitter followers.
  • Trends: Our most popular story topics are documentary, distribution, fundraising, and film festivals.
  • Mindset: Active media professionals committed to the art and independence of film & video.

Advertising Rates

15% Discount20% Discount30% Discount
monthly3 month6 month1 year
Header Banner – Full
 $1,000 $2,550 $4,800 $8,400
Header Banner – Half
Footer Banner – Whole
$500$1,275$2,400 $4,200
Footer Banner – Half
$300 $765 $1,440$2,520
Sidebar Block
$400Contact UsNANA
Dedicated Email BlastStarts at $2,000
Email Blast HeaderStarts at $800

Technical Specs

All ads must be in JPG or PNG format and filesize must be under 100KB.

Contact Us

Contact to get more information or see below for in-screen examples of our ad sizes.

Advertisement Sizes