Filmmaker Magazine has announced its annual “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” in which if predicts which up and coming filmmakers/writers/actors/etc. will have success in the Independent Film industry in the next several years. Their previous lists have included filmmakers Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow), Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden (Half Nelson), Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy), and Miranda July (Me and You and Everyone We Know) and actors Ryan Gosling (The Believer), Ellen Page (Hard Candy), Peter Sarsgaard (Another Day in Paradise) and Hilary Swank (Boys Donâ€™t Cry).
The lists also includes directors of photography, editors, etc. This year the emphasis is on individuals who are finding an inventive way to make a career in film.
View the full 2009 list after the jump…and view profiles at Filmmaker Magazine Online.
Filmmaker Magazines 25 New Faces of Independent Film
Andrew T. Betzer, director of this yearâ€™s Cannes Directorâ€™s Fortnight entry, â€œJohn Wayne Hated Horses.â€
Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal, writer-directors of the upcoming â€œStranger Things.â€
Derek Cianfrance, writer-director of upcoming â€œBlue Valentine,â€ starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.
Destin Daniel Cretton, winner of the Jury Prize at Sundance for his short, â€œShort Term 12.â€
Lena Dunham, director of the semi-autobiographical â€œCreative Nonfiction,â€ which screened at SXSW.
Morgan Jon Fox, writer-director of â€œOMG/HaHaHa,â€ will be out on DVD this fall.
Steph Green, a commercial, music video, and narrative fiction director whose short, â€œBoy,â€ was nominated for an Academy Award.
Paula Huidobro, director of photography on Damian Harrisâ€™s â€œGardens of the Night,â€ Joy Gohringâ€™s short â€œ18,â€ and Leland Orserâ€™s upcoming â€œMorning.â€
Frankie Latina director of underground spy movie epic, â€œModus Operandi,â€ which debuted at CineVegas.
Jody Lee Lipes, director of photography on â€œAfterschool,â€ and director of upcoming doc â€œBrock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be The Same.â€
Lost Zombies, who won two Web awards at SXSW for LostZombies.com, a site that is crowdsourcing the production of what is billed as â€œthe first community-generated zombie documentary.â€
Tina Mabry, writer-director of Slamdance-premiering debut, â€œMississippi Damned.â€
Rooney Mara, an actress featured in Miguel Artetaâ€™s â€œYouth in Revolt,â€ Adam Salkeyâ€™s â€œDare,â€ and James Strouseâ€™s â€œThe Winning Season,â€ as well as the new remake of â€œNightmare on Elm Street.â€
Geoff Marslett, Austin-based animator currently in post-production on his debut feature, â€œMars.â€
Paola Mendoza, co-director and writer of â€œEntre nos,â€ which premiered at this yearâ€™s Tribeca Film Festival.
Jeff Mizushima, winner of the Filmmaker to Watch award at CineVegas for his debut feature, â€œEtienne!â€
Asiel Norton, director of first feature â€œRedland,â€ which premiered at CineVegas.
Ian Olds, director of doc, â€œFixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi,â€ which showed at Rotterdam, and premiered at Tribeca.
Nicole Opper, a Philadelphia-based documentarian whose â€œOff and Runningâ€ screened at Tribeca, New Fest and Frameline.
Jessica Oreck, director of science documentary â€œBeetle Queen Conquers Tokyo,â€ which premiered at SXSW.
Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher, directors of â€œOctober Country,â€ which won Best Documentary at Silver Docs.
David and Ian Purchase, Toronto-based directors whose $500 short film based on the Half Life video game was viewed 2.7 million times on YouTube.
Nat Sanders, editor of both Barry Jenkinsâ€™ â€œMedicine for Melancholyâ€ and Lynn Sheltonâ€™s â€œHumpday.â€
Sebastian Silva, director of the Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize winning â€œThe Maid.â€
Bradford Young, director of photography on â€œMississippi Damnedâ€ and â€œEntre nos.â€