'MovieMaker' Magazine Names Indie Memphis to Its Top 50

  MovieMaker , Spring 2013

MovieMaker, Spring 2013

The Indie Memphis Film Festival, which will mark its 16th anniversary this fall, has been named to MovieMaker magazine’s 2013 list of “Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.”

The list is featured in its current issue and can be found both in print and on the website

For more than 10 years, MovieMaker has compiled its annual guide for aspiring independent filmmakers who hope to have their work seen by a number of festival audiences while remaining as economical as possible – a process integral to the essence of independent filmmaking. This year the magazine expanded its list from 25 to 50 festivals in “order to encompass a more diverse range of fest locations."

The Indie Memphis Film Festival was previously included as one on the magazine’s “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” in 2011 and as one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” in 2009.

This year’s film festival will be held October 31 through November 3 and again be presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc. Films will be shown at three venues in Midtown’s Overton Square area: Playhouse on the Square, The Circuit Playhouse, and on three screens at Malco Theatres’ Studio on the Square. Additional festival events will be held at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

MovieMaker says it shifted “through more than 5,000 film festivals around the world, and took into account factors such as each festival’s history, prizes, judging panel and audience, the subsequent success of its alumni, and, of course, submission fees. These competitive criteria give the best festivals value that goes beyond just the numbers.”