Amazon Studios joins Indie Memphis as Marquee Sponsor

Indie Memphis is thrilled to announce Amazon Studios, film production and distribution arm of Amazon, as a Marquee Sponsor for the 19th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival. 

The festival is presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc., and taking place November 1st-7th 2016, expanding to six screening venues throughout the city after receiving record attendance last year. 

Amazon Studios has quickly established itself as the leading content provider of independent films, creating original content and acquiring new releases by celebrated filmmakers. Their distribution model emphasizes the best of both worlds, as feature films receive wide theatrical distribution before they release for online streaming and download. 

Recent Amazon Studios films inclide CHIRAQ by Spike Lee, ELVIS & NIXON by Liza Johnson, and CREATIVE CONTROL by Benjamin Dickinson. Upcoming releases include CAFE SOCIETY by Woody Allen, LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP by Whit Stillman, WIENER DOG by Todd Solondz, and MANCHESTER BY THE SEA by Kenneth Lonergan. Popular episodic productions include TRANSPARENT, BOSCH, and MOZART IN THE JUNGLE.

"We are excited to welcome Amazon Studios on-board the 19th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival." says Ryan Watt, Executive Director of Indie Memphis. "Amazon Studios supports visionary auteurs and emerging filmmakers, an ideal representation of what we seek to showcase onscreen and build in our local film community."

About Indie Memphis:

Through diverse year-round programming, a world-class annual festival, and on-going efforts to include new voices, new media, and new audiences, Indie Memphis is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which enriches, inspires, and connects the Memphis community while cultivating interest in, and development of, independent film. The 19th annual 2016 Indie Memphis Film Festival will take place November 1st-7th. Venues span from South Main downtown at the Halloran Centre, to Overton Square at Circuit Playhouse, Hatiloo Theatre and Malco Studio on the Square, to East Memphis at Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grille, to the Malco Towne Cinema in Collierville. 

Amazon Studios joins Malco Theatres Inc. as Marquee sponsors.

Sponsorships are available for the festival for both businesses and individuals. Contact [email protected] for more information.