Time for a new thing - NEW ART FILM (since 2018) - as "indie film" is mostly a low budget version of Hollywood now
What's next? I think filmmaking as art, as artist lead creative endeavors - as practiced by Kevin Jerome Everson, Jonas Mekas, and several others - Jon Moritsugu, etc (see the links below) might be an exciting way to go.
Let's throw out all Hollywood ambitions and make exciting art work that look and sound like movies. Let's invent new production methods, marketing methods, distribution methods. Let's make movies for $0, also $1 million - whatever is possible for a given artist.
Let's also tackle all kinds of new subjects - from experimental cinema inspired subjects, to personal subjects, to traditional Hollywood type stories (but maybe make them in different ways).
Let's cast movies using all kinds of people Hollywood or the indie film world rarely puts in their movies.
Let's open filmmaking up - creatively, business wise, and in all other ways - as wide as painting, poetry, literature. As filmmaking is easy to practice now due to the success of the digital revolution, the internet, and the success of indie or independent film.
Time to go beyond.
Here are some film artists doing interesting work (they fall all over the map - from experimental film to art film to indie film to indie/Hollywood). Good starting points for thinking about what kind of movies can be made as New Art Films (since 2018).
Kevin Jerome Everson