For the second consecutive year, the Indie Memphis Film Festival, which will mark its 17th anniversary this fall, has been named to MovieMaker magazine’s 2014 list of “Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.”
The full list will appear in its spring issue, which will be on newsstands April 22. The magazine plans to reveal the list in installments on MovieMaker.com during the next few weeks.
For more than a decade, 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. Last 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 has also been included as one on the magazine’s “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” in 2011 and one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” in 2009.
Indie Memphis has set October 30 through November 2 as the date for the 2014 festival.
The event, which will mark its 17th anniversary this year, will expand its footprint with the addition of the new Hattiloo Theatre, scheduled to open in mid-summer. An important addition to Midtown’s Overton Square area, the Hattiloo will join Playhouse on the Square, The Circuit Playhouse, and Malco Theatres’ Studio as on the Square as screening venues for the films.
Duncan-Williams, Inc., an investment firm headquartered in Memphis, will continue its role as presenting sponsor.
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.”
Indie Memphis is a non-profit organization that brings diverse year-round film programs to the Mid-South
Indie Memphis Film Festival sponsorships are now available. Those interested in joining Duncan-Williams, Inc. and other corporate sponsors, partners and patrons in supporting the 2014 Indie Memphis Film Festival should contact Indie Memphis executive director Erik Jambor by email at [email protected] or by calling (901) 888-4128.