Film Culture was an American film magazine started by Adolfas Mekas and his brother Jonas Mekas in 1954. The headquarters was in New York City. Best known for exploring the avant-garde cinema in depth, it also published articles on other aspects of cinema, including Hollywood films.
Contributors included Rudolf Arnheim, Peter Bogdanovich, Stan Brakhage, Arlene Croce, Manny Farber, David Ehrenstein, John Fles, DeeDee Halleck, Gregory Markopoulos, Annette Michelson, Andrew Sarris, P. Adams Sitney, Edouard de Laurot, and Parker Tyler.
Articles from Film Culture are compiled in a book entitled Film Culture Reader, published by Cooper Square Press.
The magazine presented awards to Independent film makers. The winners of this award were as follows.
- First Independent Film Award: John Cassavetes for Shadows (1959)
- Second Independent Film Award: Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie for Pull My Daisy (1960)
- Third Independent Film Award: Ricky Leacock, Don Pennebaker, Robert Drew and Al Maysles for Primary (1961)
- Fourth Independent Film Award: Stan Brakhage for The Dead and Prelude (1962)
- Fifth Independent Film Award: Jack Smith for Flaming Creatures (1963)
- Sixth Independent Film Award: Andy Warhol for Sleep, Haircut, Eat, Kiss and Empire (1964)
- Seventh Independent Film Award: Harry Smith for his entire body of work (1965)
- Eighth Independent Film Award: Gregory Markopoulos for his entire body of work (1966)
- Ninth Independent Film Award: Michael Snow for Wavelength (1968)
- Tenth Independent Film Award: Kenneth Anger for Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969)
- Kareem Estefan (September 2007). "Selections from FILM CULTURE Magazine (1955-1996)". UbuWeb. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
- "Film Culture 6th Award - Andy Warhol". Warholstars. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
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