New York-based indie film producers Ted Hope and Christine Vachon will be guests of honour at an event at The Spotted Dog pub in Digbeth.
The pair will take part in a Q&A session at the pub on Thursday 7 April.
Birmingham-based independent producer and film professor Roger Shannon said it promised to be an exciting evening.
"Between them they’ve produced a heap of interesting and distinctive American cinema over the past couple of decades – ground breaking movies like American Splendor, The Ice Storm, Kids, 21 Grams, Velvet Goldmine, Boys Don’t Cry, Far From Heaven, Hedwig and the Angry Inch as well as assorted movies by Ang Lee, Todd Haynes, Todd Solondz and many others," he said.
"Their respective long term associations with independent film companies Good Machine, This is That, and Killer Films is the backdrop to this event.
"Both Ted Hope and Christine Vachon have always embraced the new as the engine of change for the film industry, and will discuss at this event where global indie cinema is going right now."
•The event will take place at The Spotted Dog on Warwick St in Digbeth on April 7, from 6pm - 8pm.
Organised by Staffordshire University and swish films, it costs £10 or £7 concession.