Indie Memphis

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Indie Memphis, located in Memphis, TN, is an arts organization that runs year-round programs that "inspire, encourage and promote independent films and filmmaking in Memphis."[1]

Film Festival[edit]

The organization is mainly known for its yearly film festival that takes place in Memphis. The festival, which typically occurs in November, was nationally-ranked as one of the "25 Coolest Film Festivals" by MovieMaker magazine.[2] The festival attracts filmmakers and musicians from across the nation during its weekend long run. The 2012 festival took place November 1–4, 2012.

Notable other programs[edit]

  • The Indie Memphis Concert Film Series, free summertime screenings of various concert films at the Levitt Shell, a local open air auditorium located in Overton Park[3]
  • Global Lens Film Series, a film program that showcases narrative films from across the world


2013 Awards

  • Best Narrative Feature: It Felt Like Love
  • Duncan-Williams Scriptwriting Award: See You Next Tuesday
  • Special Jury Award for outstanding performance: Eleanor Pienta ("See You Next Tuesday)
  • Special Jury Award - The Emerging Artist Award for the creative promise shown by their debut feature "What I Love About Concrete," directed by Katherine Dohan & Alanna Stewart
  • Best Documentary Feature: "Brothers Hypnotic"
  • Special Jury Award: Great Chicken Wing Hunt"
  • Southern Soul of Independent Film Award: "Orange Mound, Tennessee: America's Community"
  • Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking Award: Bob Birdnow's Remarkable Tale of Human Survival and the Transcendence of Self
  • Craig Brewer Emerging Filmmaker Award: "Escape from Tomorrow"

2012 Awards

  • Best Narrative Feature: Red Flag
  • Duncan-Williams Scriptwriting Award: Redlegs
  • Best Documentary Feature: Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
  • Special Features Jury Award for Cinematography: Pavilion
  • Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking Award: Reconvergence


  1. ^ indiememphis – About, Indie Memphis.
  2. ^ 25 Coolest Film Festivals, MovieMaker.
  3. ^ Beifuss, John (1 July 2012). "Elvis, Hendrix among highlights of film series at Levitt Shell". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 

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