Now entering its 15th year, the Indie Memphis Film Festival is a two-time Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences grant recipient and has twice been ranked by MovieMaker Magazine (as one of “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” in 2011 and one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” in 2009). With a focus on regional filmmaking, the festival brings a broad range of dynamic and engaging independent features, documentaries and short films to Memphis from all corners of the country. Presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc., the 2012 festival is set to take place November 1-4 in Midtown Memphis, the city’s cultural and creative center and home to a plethora of restaurants, bars and clubs — all within walking distance of the festival’s three main venues (the Playhouse on the Square, the Studio on the Square, and the Circuit Playhouse).
Filmmaker awards include $25,000 in color grading and finishing services from Nice Shoes in NYC, a $1,000 cash prize for the winner of the Duncan-Williams Scriptwriting Award, and more TBA. Travel and lodging is provided for competition feature filmmakers participating in the festival’s “Filmmakers Asking Questions” program, funded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Earlybird Deadline: March 7 – $35 features / $25 shorts
Regular Deadline: April 25 – $45 features / $35 shorts
Late Deadline: May 23 – $55 features / $45 shorts
WAB Extended Deadline: June 20 – $70 features / $60 shorts
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