What Is IFTA?

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) is the global trade association for the independent motion picture and television industry, and the voice of advocate for independents worldwide. IFTA's mission is to provide the independent film and television industry with high-quality market-oriented services and worldwide representation of industry interests.

IFTA is a non-profit organization that represents more than 125 Members from over 20 countries consisting of independent production and distribution companies, sales agents, television companies, studio-affiliated companies and institutions engaged in film finance.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, IFTA is dedicated to protecting and strengthening its Members’ ability to finance, produce, market and distribute independent films and television programs in an ever-changing and challenging global marketplace.

For more than 30 years, IFTA Members have produced, distributed and financed many of the world's most prominent films, 22 of which have won an Academy Award for "Best Picture". They have included in recent years, "Spotlight", "12 Years a Slave", "The Artist", "The King's Speech", "The Hurt Locker" and "Slumdog Millionaire".