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Have You Experienced the Indie Memphis Film Festival?

Indie Memphis and SoundCheck, the Greater Memphis Chamber's Young Professional Council, host the Kickoff Party for the 19th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 5:30 PM at Circuit Playhouse. We will announce the 2016 Fall dates, venues and kickoff the "call-for-entries" for filmmakers in Memphis and around the world to submit their films for consideration. Last year was our largest film attendance in festival historiy with even more exciting additions for this year's fest!

What makes the film festival so unique?

1. The opportunity to meet the filmmakers and actors at screenings and parties. 
2. The live Memphis music that warms up the crowd before every screening.
3. The panels and talk back sessions that let you learn from the filmmakers.
4. The ability to vote on your favorite films and award prizes.
5. The best independent films BEFORE they're released to the public.

The Indie Memphis Film Festival, presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc., transforms the city into a connecting point for filmmakers, musicians, artists and audiences. The festival brings a broad range of independent features, documentaries and short films to Memphis from all corners of the country.

In 2015, the festival expanded to include weekday gala screenings at the Halloran Centre, a new state-of-the-art venue in Downtown Memphis. The weekend portion of the festival continued at Overton Square in Midtown.

The 2015 festival attracted record-setting ticket sales and high profile screenings including 2016 award winning & nominated B​rooklyn, Anomalisa, Carol, Tangerine, and The Look of Silence. Special guests and jurors included Academy-Award nominated production designer Judy Becker (C​arol, American Hustle),​ Academy-Award nominated writer/director Whit Stillman (Metropolitan),​ CEO of BAFTA New York Julie La'Bassiere, Producer Ben Nearn (T​he Way Way Back, Mississippi Grind),​ Danielle McCarthy of Magnolia Pictures, Kent Osborne (A​dventure Time, Uncle Kent),​ actor Jeremy London (G​irl In Woods, Mallrats),​ Chris Strompolos (R​aiders!, Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation),​ and many more. Memphis Grizzlies in-house PA announcer Rick Trotter hosted the festival Award Show.  

This happy hour event at Circuit Playhouse is a great way to learn more about the festival and mingle with filmmakers and supporters. Click here to register for the event. 

Ryan Watt is the Executive Director of Indie Memphis. Joseph Carr is the Membership Coordinator. Indie Memphis is non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating interest in, and development of, independent film in Memphis.

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