A 2010 program of community-hosted films and conversations into individually organized collaborations. Host communities, including Abundant Grace Fellowship, Latino Memphis and Muslims in Memphis, presented conversation-provoking films, followed by an open dialogue. The concept continues with stand-alone screenings co-presented with community partners at various times throughout the year.
Micro Cinema Club
Free and open to the public, the Indie Memphis MICRO CINEMA CLUB was a monthly screening series which for five years brought short films from around the world to Memphis. With the August 2009 closing of Power House Memphis, the series was put on hold and is currently seeking a patron and venue. If you miss the Micro Cinema Club, please let us know!
Cinema Social Club
Established for those who enjoy the edgy side of independent film, the first Indie Memphis Cinema Social Club events were held on four Thursday nights during the summer of 2012 at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Memphis.
The inaugural series was presented by Duncan-Willians, Inc. and included Donnie Darko (June 14), Pulp Fiction (June 28), Almost Famous (August 9), and Fargo (August 16). Films began at 7:30 PM, with each evening's film preceded by a themed social hour that included special libations and live music in the theatre lobby.
At The Brooks
Indie Memphis and the Brooks Museum of Art co-present special screenings at the museum as part of the Indie Memphis Film Festival -- and all year long!
Past events have included a live Q&A sessions via internet with Francis Ford Coppola (which included a special appearance by Sophia Coppola) after a screening of Tetro; David Lynch presents Interview Project with a live performance by musician Stoll Vaughan; Essential Art House Cinema screenings, bringing restored high-definition transfers of Truffaut's Jules and Jim (!962), Bergman's The Seventh Seal (1957) and Fellini's La Strada (1954) to The Brooks and a new, restored 35mm print of Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950) to Malco Theatres' Studio on the Square.
Student Shorts Competition
The Student Shorts Competition was a showcase of Memphis-area students work. The showcase gave students an opportunity to meet and network with their peers at other area institutions and provided them with a "training wheels" experience for the festival circuit, as well as offered them a bit of a friendly competition and greater chances of public exposure. The inaugural event took place on May 7, 2011 at the Memphis College of Art's Callicott Auditorium.