20 Best Independent Film Podcasts of 2021

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Are you wanting to learn more about independent film ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best independent film podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Independent Film Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

The Film Comment Podcast

  • Publisher: Film Comment Magazine
  • Total Episodes: 310

Founded in 1962, Film Comment has been the home of independent film journalism for over 50 years, publishing in-depth interviews, critical analysis, and feature coverage of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world. Our podcast is a weekly space for critical conversation about film, with a look at topical issues, new releases, and the big picture. Film Comment is a nonprofit publication that relies on the support of readers. Support film culture and subscribe today.

KUCI: Film School

  • Publisher: Mike Kaspar
  • Total Episodes: 1367

Independent Film News and Interviews

Go Creative Show

  • Publisher: Ben Consoli
  • Total Episodes: 138

The Go Creative Show is dedicated to creative professionals in the video, film, tv and music industries. Hosted by Ben Consoli, Director and owner of BC Media Productions. Each week Ben takes on topics relevant to the film making, video, music and visual arts worlds, talking about tools, talent, challenges and successes. A wide range of topics are discussed, as well as various special guests involved in both mainstream and independent creative production are invited to join in.

Coycast : The Coy Jandreau Comic Book & Pop Culture Podcast

  • Publisher: Dragon Wagon Radio
  • Total Episodes: 65

Comic Book and Pop-Culture expert, Coy Jandreau (Collider Heroes, Comic Book Shopping) dives into all of the weekly pop culture news! Everything from top comic book publishers, film studios, streaming services, television networks and more all while taking listener hotline questions, having deep fandom conversations, giving weekly comic pull lists, and much more! Coycast is a part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent podcast network.


  • Publisher: BAFTA
  • Total Episodes: 524

BAFTA is a world-leading independent arts charity the UK supporting, developing and promoting the film, games and TV industires. We offer unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent, have a listen!


  • Publisher: TAXI Independent A&R
  • Total Episodes: 202

🚕 World’s Leading Independent A&R Co. 🏁 Music Opportunities with: Record Labels / Music Publishing / Film & TV 🎵TAXI.com Phone: (818) 222-2464 Email: [email protected]

Deep Cut: A Film Podcast

  • Publisher: Wilson, Ben, and Eli
  • Total Episodes: 13

A director-focused film podcast featuring deep-dive discussions about international, arthouse, and independent films. Join us on discord: https://discord.gg/QsNY5hKPbC

The Curzon Film Podcast

  • Publisher: Curzon Cinemas
  • Total Episodes: 229

Interviews and discussion about the latest high quality and independent film releases from Curzon Cinemas in the UK

Who Dat Confessional

  • Publisher: Deuce Windham
  • Total Episodes: 47

A podcast hosted by Deuce Windham, Independent Scout (Scouting Academy) and analyst for The Athletic covering the New Orleans Saints. He is joined by Maddy Hudak who is a life-long and die-hard Who Dat, & Ross Jackson who writes for SBNation’s Canal Street Chronicles. Player reviews, film break downs, breaking news and great Saints memories all here being laid out in the confessional booth. Things tend to get a little crazy around here.

Flush Studios Podcast

  • Publisher: Flush Studios
  • Total Episodes: 141

Flush Studios is creating independent films. On our podcast we talk to interesting artists and chat about life in independent film making.

Film Formally

  • Publisher: Will Ross & Devan Scott
  • Total Episodes: 45

Film Formally gets granular about how movies work by studying a technique or trait through its best examples. Independent filmmakers and friends Devan Scott and Will Ross leverage years of experience watching and making movies to bring you spirited and approachable conversations, offering brick-by-brick analysis and discussions about how films work.

Film Forum Presents

  • Publisher: Film Forum
  • Total Episodes: 67

FILM FORUM PRESENTS is the official podcast of Film Forum, a nonprofit cinema in downtown New York City, founded in 1970. Each episode features audio from a special event (Q&A, intro, or conversation), recorded live at Film Forum, around our signature programming: premieres of new independent movies and world-class repertory cinema.

The Art of Film Funding

  • Publisher: The Art of Film Funding
  • Total Episodes: 306

The Art of Film Funding Podcast is to educate and inform filmmakers. Author/Grantor Carole Dean interviews top professionals from the film industry for up-to-date information on film funding, production, marketing, and hybrid distribution. You will learn how to crowdfund, make an ask for funding, save money on your budgets, hear top attorneys discuss new US and state tax funding and stay abreast of current trends in the industry. Carole is President and Founder of From the Heart Productions, the non-profit dedicated to providing independent filmmakers the information and help they need to get their films funded. Carole started and runs the three yearly Roy Dean Film Grants giving $25,000.00 each in cash and goods and services. She is author of The Art of Film Funding, Alternative Financing Concepts, second edition.

The Screen Test

  • Publisher: Prime Video
  • Total Episodes: 21

Welcome to The Screen Test, the podcast where Jack Howard pits three film and TV fanatics against each other to decide what are the greatest movies and shows of all time. Jack, chief critic at the Independent Clarisse Loughrey and one third of The Cyber Nerds Joe Ikhinmwin are joined every week by a special guest to discuss the best of the best in genres such as sitcoms, Academy award winning films and sci-fi. New episodes available every Wednesday.

Seventh Row podcast

  • Publisher: Seventh Row
  • Total Episodes: 94

A weekly podcast in which we compare and contrast films to discover new insights and context for (mostly foreign and independent) films both new and old. Our panel always features at least 50% women, and is a combination of critics, film lovers, and academics. Soon, all episodes more than six months old will be only available to our members. As a member, you’ll receive a personalized premium feed of all of our episodes, and you can still listen to it from your favourite podcatcher. To become a member, visit http://seventh-row.com/join

The A Sound Effect Podcast

  • Publisher: A Sound Effect
  • Total Episodes: 15

The A Sound Effect Podcast is the world’s first podcast dedicated to sound effects. It features exclusive interviews on the sound for film and games that make an impact right now, highlights independent sound effects creators and sound effects libraries – and groundbreaking new trends in the sound community.

The Pestle: In-depth Movie Talk, No Fluff | Film Review | Spoilers

  • Publisher: Wes Evans: Actor, Filmmaker, Director, Writer; Todd Sapio: Actor, Producer, Musician, Athlete
  • Total Episodes: 150

Cinema lovers unite! Two actors and filmmakers decided to cut through all the fluff and start a movie podcast where they actually discuss the film and not a million other things you don’t care about. Covering the obvious (did you like the movie?) while diving a little deeper (what is Interstellar really about? is there a bootstrap paradox?) we are having an in-depth conversation about movies and see if they hold up to scrutiny, and maybe even inform us about life or moviemaking itself. Because a good movie is often about more than what it’s about. So, let’s see if these Hollywood directors & writers are up to snuff as we cover blockbusters, independent films, direct to Netflix movies, and everything else; maybe your next favorite film is an indie you haven’t even heard of, let us introduce you to another way of watching movies.

Abroad in Japan

  • Publisher: Stakhanov
  • Total Episodes: 220

Independent filmmaker Chris Broad brings you his multi-award winning YouTube channel Abroad In Japan in podcast form. Aided by broadcaster Pete Donaldson, they bring you a taste of life in the most unique country in the world, from great cuisine to capsule hotels, current events and tips on how to spend your time there.


  • Publisher: IIF Podcasts
  • Total Episodes: 49

Welcome to the India Independent Films podcast, where film critics, film lovers and technicians speak about the movies.

Cinematic Heartland: A Filmmaking Podcast

  • Publisher: Kevin Isaacson
  • Total Episodes: 98

Do you have a passion for filmmaking, screenwriting, directing, acting, or any other of the many facets of creating content? Do you live outside a major film industry market? This is the place to be. Follow the trials, tribulations, and celebrations of Midwestern filmmaker Kevin Isaacson of I Like Ike Films LLC as he offers up his insights, thoughts, opinions, and knowledge on being an independent filmmaker outside of L.A. or N.Y.Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Network (www.ifhpodcastnetwork.com)

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