The Indie Memphis Film Festival, nationally-ranked as one of the "25 Coolest Film Festivals" by MovieMaker magazine, has been named one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast" for the month of November by the Roswell, Georgia-based Southeast Tourism Society.
A non-profit organization founded in 1983 and dedicated to the promotion and development of tourism through the Southeast, the Southeast Tourism Society is composed of about 800 organizations representing travel-related businesses in 12 states.
Indie Memphis, which will mark the festival's 15th anniversary this November 1 - 4, has added The Circuit Playhouse to the list of festival venues that also includes Playhouse on the Square, Malco Theatre's Studio on the Square, and the Dorothy K. Hohenberg Auditorium at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
The inclusion on the Southeast Tourism Society's list is the third honor Indie Memphis has received since last year's festival. The non-profit organization was awarded a $10,000 grant by the Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that holds the Academy Awards.
Indie Memphis also was honored by Carnival Memphis with an Award of Excellence in recognition of outstanding achievement and service to the movie & film industry and the mid-south community.
"It is an honor to have our festival recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society in time for its 15th anniversary this November," said Indie Memphis executive director Erik Jambor. "Our secret Midtown event is becoming less and less of a secret."