Indie Memphis

19th Annual INDIE MEMPHIS FILM FESTIVAL scheduled for early November 2016! 

Stay tuned for more information on dates and submission details!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • JAN. 26TH-FEB. 10TH: Rhodes College presents Tournees French Film Festival. Click HERE for more info.

  • FEB. 17TH: MicroCinema: 2015 Indie Memphis Film Festival Documentary Short Block Encore. These films were quite popular but we know a lot of people didn't have a chance to see them. Presented in collaboration with Crosstown Arts and made possible through support by ArtsFirst, the First Tennessee Foundation and ArtsMemphis. Doors open at 6:30pm / Screening begins at 7pm. Admission is Pay-What-You-Can. Beverages will be available. 

  • FEB 16th-24TH: Memphis Jewish Film Festival. Indie Memphis members receive $2 off individual ticket purchases. The Indie Memphis special presentation THE OUTRAGEOUS SOPHIE TUCKER, the humorous and dramatic rags-to-riches story of Sophie Tucker, the iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the 20th century.  Sponsored by Jill and Ken Steinberg.  Screening to be held at the Malco Ridgeway 5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy on Wednesday, Feb, 24th. Click HERE to view the entire festival schedule, or call the Jewish Community Center at 901-761-0810. 


2015 Festival Dates are November 3 - November 10

2015 Festival Dates are November 3 - November 10

"Indie Memphis has a good natured urgency and freewheeling ingenuity most festivals can only hope for and wealthy festivals . . . can rarely pull off."
— Brandon Harris, FILMMAKER magazine
"Indie Memphis is a fantastic, well-curated festival blessed with hometown strengths -- the city's special cultural and political history as well as its great food -- that other fests can only dream about."
— Scott Macaulay, Editor-in-Chief of FILMMAKER magazine

“Indie Memphis has so much that I look for in a film festival: programming with a thoughtful and idiosyncratic point of view that reflects its leadership, and reaches out to promising new filmmakers whose work has an unmistakable sense of place; an excited and eager community that attends the films in force looking to be surprised by the fare, rather than congratulated for coming out; and, oh yeah, barbecue.”
Elvis Mitchell, host of KCRW's THE TREATMENT


OUR 2015 INDIE MEMPHIS FILM FESTIVAL In the News

The Year in Film 2015 - Chris McCoy, Memphis Flyer (Dec. 26, 2015)

Indie Memphis Wrap-Up, Part I & Part II- Don R. Lewis, Hammer to Nail (Nov. 12, 2015)

Indie Memphis Festival: Audience Award Winners - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Nov. 11, 2015)

Morning Riff: Indie Memphis draws to a successful close, a musical giant lost - Chris Herrington, The Commercial Appeal (Nov. 10, 2015)

Indie Memphis Day 8: The Man Who Would Be King - Chris McCoy, Memphis Flyer (Nov. 10, 2015)

Indie Memphis Day 7: A Bloody Good Time - Chris McCoy, Memphis Flyer (Nov. 9, 2015)

Indie Memphis Day 6: Experiments and Pathos - Chris McCoy, Memphis Flyer (Nov. 8, 2015)

'Funny Bunny', 'The Keepers' among winners at Indie Memphis - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Nov. 7, 2015)

Indie Memphis Day 5: Indian Rhythms & Memphis Blues - Chris McCoy, Memphis Flyer (Nov. 7, 2015)

Indie Memphis: 'Orion': The Man Who Would Be King' examines masked Elvis of 80's - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Nov. 6, 2015)

Indie Memphis Day 4: Debutantes, Raiders, & Phantoms - Chris McCoy, Memphis Flyer (Nov. 6, 2015)

5 films to consider for Indie Memphis weekend - Chris Herrington, The Commercial Appeal (Nov. 5, 2015)

Indie Memphis Day 3: Meet Memphis - Chris McCoy, Memphis Flyer (Nov. 5, 2015)

Indie Memphis Day 2: Memphis Shorts Shine - Chris McCoy, Memphis Flyer (Nov. 4, 2015)

It's Time for Indie Memphis 2015! - Don R. Lewis, Hammer to Nail (Nov. 3, 2015)

Bo-Keys backing Syl Johnson at Indie Memphis, prepping new album - Bob Mehr, The Commercial Appeal (Nov. 3, 2015)

Indie Memphis Day 1: Tangerine Dreams - Chris McCoy, Memphis Flyer (Nov. 3, 2015)

Indie Memphis 2015: Short Subjects - Eileen Townsend, Memphis Flyer (Nov. 3, 2015)

Indie Memphis: 'The Keepers' explores front line of animal care at Memphis Zoo - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Oct. 30, 2015)

Indie Memphis 2015: The Directors - Chris McCoy, Memphis Flyer (Oct. 29, 2015)

Indie Memphis: Eighteen ways of seeing the 18th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Oct. 29, 2015)

Indie Memphis: Doc 'Any Way The Wind Blows' tells unique story of soul man Syl Johnson - Bob Mehr, The Commercial Appeal (Oct. 29, 2015)

Indie Memphis: Director Whit Stillman brings classic 'identity comedy' 'Metropolitan' to fest - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Oct. 29, 2015)

Indie Memphis unveils impressive lineup - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Oct. 1, 2015)

Ryan Watt tabbed as Indie Memphis Executive Director - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Sept. 16, 2015)


OUR 2014 INDIE MEMPHIS FILM FESTIVAL In the News

Beifuss: ‘Boyhood,' ‘Budapest' lead best movies of 2014 - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Dec. 26, 2014)

Mark Richens' Night Notes: North Mississippi Allstars 'World Boogie Is Coming' at Indie Memphis - Mark Richens, The Commercial Appeal (Nov. 4, 2014)

Chris Herrington's Morning Riff: ‘Heathers,' ‘Hoop Dreams' at Indie Memphis - Chris Herrington, The Commercial Appeal (Nov. 3, 2014)

Indie Memphis Awards Cap Exciting Weekend Of Film - Chris McCoy, Memphis Flyer (Nov. 3, 2014)

Indie Memphis Award Winners, Encore Screenings Announced - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Nov. 2, 2014) 

Indie Memphis Film Fest gets down to business - Greg Akers, Memphis Business Journal (Oct. 31, 2014)

The Soundtrack to Indie Memphis - JD Reager, Memphis Flyer (Oct. 30, 2014)

Indie Memphis Film Festival 2014: The 17th annual cinema celebration combines cinema classics with the 'Shock of the New' - Chris McCoy, Memphis Flyer (Oct. 30, 2014) 

Indie Memphis Daily: Sunday Viewer's Guide John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Oct. 30, 2014) 

Indie Memphis Daily: Saturday Viewer's Guide John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Oct. 30, 2014) 

Indie Memphis Daily: Friday Viewer's GuideJohn Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Oct. 30, 2014) 

Indie Memphis Daily: Thursday Viewer's Guide - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Oct. 30, 2014) 

Movie Review: Rory Culkin is no angel in intense ‘Gabriel' at Indie MemphisJohn Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Oct. 27, 2014) 

‘Hoop Dreams,' ‘Heathers,' fest favorites and Oscar hopefuls highlight Indie Memphis slate - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Oct. 2, 2014)


We won! Thanks to everyone who voted for Indie Memphis in the First Tennessee Foundation's 150 Days of Giving -- and an even bigger thanks to the First Tennessee Foundation for giving away $5,000 to 150 non-profits, including us :) 


OUR 2013 festival in the news: 

Indie Memphis Prizes Unheralded Indies in 16th Edition - Brandon Harris, Filmmaker Magazine (Nov. 10, 2013) 

'Short Term 12' - A Review: To Live a Life Not Knowing What a Normal Life's Like - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Nov. 8, 2013)

'Short Term 12,' 'It Felt Like Love' Among Indie Memphis Award Winners - Sarah Salovaara, IndieWire (Nov. 4, 2013)  

Indie Memphis film fest is a wrap, with some local filmmakers grabbing awards - Chris Herrington, The Commercial Appeal (Nov. 4, 2013)

Indie Memphis: Sunday - Greg Akers, The Memphis Flyer  (Nov. 3, 2013) 

Indie Memphis: Saturday - Greg Akers, The Memphis Flyer (Nov. 1, 2013) 

Indie Memphis: Friday - Greg Akers, The Memphis Flyer (Nov. 1, 2013)

Sixteenth Indie Memphis film fest showcases an evolving vanguard of new filmmakers - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal  (Nov. 1, 2013) 

Indie Memphis Spotlight: What I Love About 'What I Love About Concrete' - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Nov. 1, 2013) 

Meanwhile At Indie Memphis: This year’s film fest is the biggest, baddest, Indie-est Memphis-est one yet - The Memphis Flyer (Oct. 31, 2013)

Indie Memphis: Thursday - Greg Akers, The Memphis Flyer (Oct. 31, 2013) 

H4: Head that Wears a Crown - Chris Davis, The Memphis Flyer (Oct. 31, 2013) 

Grifters Reunion: Music documentary reunites Memphis’ Grifters - J.D. Reager, The Memphis Flyer  (Oct. 31, 2013)

Stones on Film: Lost doc shows Rolling Stones at '65 peak - Bob Mehr, The Commercial Appeal  (Oct. 31, 2013)

Hi Style: Soul great Teenie Hodges is subject of intimate Indie Memphis doc - Bob Mehr, The Commercial Appeal (Oct. 31, 2013)

Local music films at Indie Memphis - Bob Mehr, The Commercial Appeal (Oct. 31, 2013)

Indie Memphis Highlights - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal (Oct. 31, 2013) 

Indie Memphis Review: 'Escape From Tomorrow' - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal  (Oct. 24, 2013)

Indie Memphis Opening Night Lineup - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal  (Oct. 24, 2013) 

 Indie Memphis Fest announces strong movie lineup - John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal  (Oct. 3, 2013)





MovieMaker calls Indie Memphis "one of the coolest film festivals around" in their Winter 2014 issue.

MovieMaker calls Indie Memphis "one of the coolest film festivals around" in their Winter 2014 issue.


Indie Memphis is an ArtsMemphis supported 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a silver-level GuideStar Exchange participant. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. 

Indie Memphis is an ArtsMemphis supported 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a silver-level GuideStar Exchange participant. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. 


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