This year was full of controversy and growing pains in the industry, balanced by stellar indie releases, gear innovations, and inspiring filmmaker journeys. In our final episode of 2017, co-hosts Jon Fusco, Charles Haine, and yours truly, Liz Nord reveal our favorite films, top camera and gear choices, and predictions for the future of the film business. We also discuss our best takeaways from talking to some of the most interesting filmmakers and industry pros on the planet, from DIY maverick Sean Baker to Wonder Woman DP Matt Jensen to French new wave and Cannes-winning filmmaker Àgnes Varda.

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See all of our 2017 Year-in-Review coverage, including lists of best gear, visionary music videos, and more here.

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This episode of Indie Film Weekly was produced and edited by Jon Fusco. Featured image from Greta Gerwig's 'Lady Bird.'