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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