Independent Films Earn 8 Academy Awards

The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) is thrilled to announce that independent films were victorious taking home eight Oscars® in feature film categories at the 2019 Academy Awards, including the Best Picture® win for Green Book. 

This year’s Independent films - those films made outside of the major studios -- brought important and diverse stories to audiences worldwide. IFTA Members Annapurna, Entertainment One, Lionsgate, and Participant Media were among the companies involved in the production, financing, sales and / or distribution of this year’s winners.

Below is the list of the independent films which won in their categories the 91st annual Academy Awards:
Best Picture
Green Book
Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Best Supporting Actress
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Best Original Screenplay
Green Book (Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga)
Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Best Cinematography 
Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
Best Foreign Language Film
Roma (Mexico)

About the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA)
The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) is the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television programming industry. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization represents and provides significant entertainment industry services to more than 145 member companies from 22 countries, consisting of independent production and distribution companies, sales agents, television companies, studio-affiliated companies, and financial institutions engaged in content finance.
Collectively, the Independent Film & Television Alliance’s members produce more than 400 independent films and countless hours of television programming each year and generate more than $4 billion in distribution revenues annually. The organization’s premiere event, the American Film Market, held in conjunction with AFI Fest, takes place every year in November in Santa Monica.
As the voice and advocate for the independent film and television industry worldwide, the Alliance speaks out on matters of critical importance and, where appropriate, actively lobbies governments around the world in regard to measures directly affecting the independent industry. For more information on IFTA and the American Film Market, please visit