Indie Memphis Film Festival returns on November 1st for five days of films, music, and good times.
Experience a broad range of independent films from both local and global filmmakers screening in four different Midtown venues over the weekend: Studio on the Square, Playhouse on the Square, Hattiloo Theatre, and TheatreWorks. There are also opening and closing night festivities at the Halloran Centre downtown, and special events planned for Circuit Playhouse.
The schedule is packed with short films, documentaries, music videos, animated films, feature-length films, and several panel discussions and workshops.
Some special attractions include the centerpiece film, If Beale Street Could Talk, the keynote address by Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You), the world premiere of the Negro Terror documentary with live scoring by the band, Hometowner blocks, and late night screenings with the After Dark Shorts program.
Indie Memphis is also known to throw a good party. Over the weekend, they’re hosting a block party on Cooper Street between Monroe and Union. You don’t have to have a festival ticket to go to the block party — it’s open to everyone! Stroll right up, order a drink from the cash bar provided by Tapbox, Crosstown Brewing Co. and Old Dominick, and enjoy the Unapologetic showcase Friday night, and the African Dance Jams dance party Saturday night with DJs Colin Butler and Eric Hermeyer.
See the full festival schedule with descriptions of every film and event at indiememphis.com/schedule.
- Single Tickets – $10 Standard Admission, $15-20 for special screenings
- Seating 10 min before each show
- “Sold out show” Last minute line begins an out before each showtime.
- Festival Pass – $100 ($80 for Indie Memphis Members)
- First access to film tickets before general public
- Includes access to Opening Night & Special Screenings
- Seating 10 minutes before each film
- Live music before each film
- Access to all festival parties
- Hospitality tent access during weekend (block party includes complimentary food and drinks)
- VIP Pass – $250 ($200 for Indie Memphis Members)
- For All the benefits of the Festival Pass PLUS…
- Select tickets for unlimited films
- Priority seating 15 minutes before each film — no waiting in line!
- VIP Access to all festival parties
- Swag Included: Festival T-Shirt and more!
- Black Creators Forum – $149 Pass (BCF + Festival Pass) $299 VIP Pass (BCF + VIP Festival Pass)
- Black Creators Forum participation + Film Festival combined
- The Black Creators Forum is a two-day symposium of speakers and discussions, featuring notable black filmmakers and critics
- The BCF is a closed door event for black creators to support and share ideas