Indie Meme is more than just a film festival.
Step into the vibrant world of independent cinema in Austin, Texas with Indie Meme. Established in 2013 by the passion for storytelling through film, Indie Meme LLC was born out of a desire to make compelling independent films accessible to a wider audience in the United States. The inspiration struck when filmmaker Surabhi Sharma faced a lack of visibility for her film screening in Austin, revealing a void in the availability of meaningful Indian cinema for enthusiasts like herself.
What started as a simple idea has blossomed into the Indie Meme Film Festival, an organic entity that has grown each day since its inception. In 2016, IMFF@austin emerged as the festival's signature event, earning the prestigious "Best International Passport - 2016" accolade from The Austin Chronicle. The festival has since become the go-to destination for those seeking unique and powerful stories from South Asia.
The carefully curated programming showcases slices of life from countries such as India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Iran, and more. Indie Meme is not just a cinematic experience; it's a community where film enthusiasts converge to mingle with attending filmmakers, fostering a sense of unity within the Indie Meme community.
Beyond being a celebration of cinema, IMFF aims to entertain and engage the community by providing a platform for post-screening audience and filmmaker discussions. The festival's driving force is the Indie Meme Community, a dedicated group that supported the festival and kept it alive even through the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Indie Meme is more than just a film festival — it's a testament to the power of storytelling and the community that thrives on the love for independent cinema. Immerse yourself in a world of diverse perspectives, compelling narratives, and the magic of independent filmmaking at the Indie Meme Film Festival in Austin, Texas.