We aren’t just a magazine.

BRIGHT IDEAS exists to advance a new vision: a thriving, sustainable, independent film republic, where creators can tell diverse stories supported directly by the audiences that want to see them.

If Seed&Spark (our benevolent publisher) is the great leveler of independent film, giving creators the tools to build their careers without having to ask permission, BRIGHT IDEAS is its experimental laboratory, hell bent on fostering innovation and excellence.

Our goal is not to establish a new hierarchical system where we choose what succeeds. Our goal is to experiment, study our successes and failures, and pass that information on to our community. Because the future isn’t about reconsolidating power and influence. It’s about keeping the power in the hands of the creators themselves.

Welcome to the BRIGHT IDEAS Lab. Join the movement.