FLC counsels filmmakers, artists and video journalists, provides education and training, supports partner organizations, and showcases important social justice films.


  • Client Representation

    FLC offers individual representation to independent filmmakers, pairing each client with a student legal team.

  • Legal Trainings

    FLC collaborates with organizations and partners around the country, hosting trainings and educational sessions for filmmakers.

  • Pop Up Clinics

    We host pop up legal clinics with partners; these address filmmakers’ urgent needs and provide student lawyers an opportunity to meet and briefly counsel visual artists from many organizations.


    FLC highlights important films, by hosting panel discussions, interactive events, and post-screening Q&As.


A fierce champion for filmmakers, FLC provides critical counsel on important legal issues that can derail, delay or even destroy productions. We have provided legal advice to scores of films, and hundreds of filmmakers and video journalists.


Writer, producer, director Jessie Adler proved she was a triple threat at the Big Sky Festival, with her debut documentary on the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation’s girls boxing team.

Huriyyah Muhammad picked up the Sundance Film Festival’s Producer’s Award for this powerful film about Angolan refugee Walter, who reunites with his family in New York City after a seventeen-year exile. Our client also sold the North American film rights to IFC films.

A documentary about former prisoners’ successful reentry into society. The film grapples with how formerly incarcerated persons can connect with one another, and serve as mentors to each other in a community that is often isolated. FLC students negotiated with collaborators, drafted contracts, and helped with E&O insurance.

Currently streaming on HBO, Marisol addresses the BIPOC experience in America as the young, undocumented title character and her daughter try to survive in New York City.

A careful look at the homeless population as pet-owners. While showing the challenges involved, the film highlights the positive aspects of pet-ownership, responsibility, and love. FLC students drafted music licensing agreements, release forms, and bylaws, as well as memos regarding corporate governance and state and local tax credits. 

This powerful story of a transgender six-year-old Texan girl won an Emmy for Outstanding Short Documentary.

FLC promotes and shares powerful films from our own clients and others dedicated to spotlighting injustices.


This documentary shines a bright light on gay women songwriters, the unsung stars of country music.

Ferguson activists reflect on the protests that shook their city in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s killing.

Shot near Ferguson, MO, Daje Shelton’s coming of age story illustrates the challenges facing African American teenagers.

The film’s title character, a transgender Texan wrestler, is forced to compete as the gender he was assigned at birth. The film was featured on ESPN’s Thirty for Thirty.