A 501c(3) non-profit, Indie Meme.Org's mission is to promote socially relevant independent cinema from South Asia, in an effort to influence social and cultural awareness and consciousness, and encourage and facilitate dialogue.
Indie Meme engages, educates, entertains, and brings together different communities to promote cross-cultural understanding and build a globally conscious community.
We offer screenings of carefully curated independent cinema – feature, documentaries, short films, etc. from South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan,Nepal, Bhutan, Iran)
Our aim is also to connect the audience with the makers of the films and celebrate them for their creative genius.
Our flagship event
Indie Meme Film Festival
An award winning festival, organized in April in Austin Texas, IMFF is a 4 day fest celebrating excellent cinema, filmmaker interactions, panels, parties, networking and discussions.
IMFF2016 - Awarded Best of Austin Chronicle
IMFF2021 - A trailblazing virtual event
In addition to the Indie Meme Film Festival we organize year-round screenings & events in Austin and Dallas. We also do co-presentations with area festivals and other organizations. In 2018 we launched a youth initiative and its success had led to IMFF Youth.
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In February of 2013, Indie Meme LLC was set up as a product of passion for cinema, and the compulsive desire to make independent films available in the US for everyone and not just the festival goers. The idea germinated as a dear friend, Surabhi Sharma, had a screening of her lovely film in Austin and very few people knew about it…The world of fb informed me of amazing films being done in India by old friends and acquaintances and I had no way of watching them…The need to watch something more rewarding than what was usually available, made me believe that surely there were others like me – who seek good meaningful cinema from India…This simple thought led to Indie Meme, which has evolved & grown every day from that first idea, like an organic being living off the environment it is thrown in.
Tripti Bhatnagar, the co-founder and the force that keeps Indie Meme growing and thriving is what had led to what Indie Meme is today!
It's been such an incredible journey so far. The tremendous support from the community has enabled us to continue to move ahead - one screening at a time! The support from family, old friends and new has been steadfast. And every Indie Meme event has been led by volunteers, who ran the show and truly cared about what we were trying to build. They motivated us to carry on every time the going got tough!
For giving me the coolest name for my first entrepreneurial venture, I must credit my brother, Alok Bhanot.
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