Orlando Independent Filmmakers (OIF)

– A Collaborative Film Group


OIF is a very active collaborative filmmaking community based in Central Florida.  OIF promotes hands-on participation in film production. The group was started in 2016 by Lenny and Tzvia Lorusso, who still manage it today. It has since screened hundreds of productions with thousands having attended these screenings.

For early enthusiasts. we facilitate entry into the field of filmmaking by promoting active engagement in independent productions. We offer a platform for film crew and talent to collaborate and hone their skills, to gain experience and add to their knowledge base, and to promote the growth of the Florida Film Industry in general. 

We sponsor or co-sponsor several large screening events during the year.  Selected member productions are screened at a commercial theater venue, followed by an awards ceremony.  Screening galas have been held at various Central Florida venues, including Universal Studios,  the Orlando Museum of Art, AMC Theaters in Disney Springs, the iconic Wayne Densch Theater in Sanford, and AMC Theaters elsewhere.

Whether you are a beginner interested in learning more about making a film or are a veteran wishing to network with crew and cast members in the film industry,  you’ll find a place in the OIF family.

If you are located in Florida and would like a chance to participate in local productions, meetings, or events, start now by joining our facebook group! This is also where you can stay current with most of our activities. If you wish to contact us online, please visit our contact page. We pre-screen our Facebook group applicants, please state the locality you are in when applying. Membership is FREE, active participation is encouraged.