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Festival Founders

 Tripti Bhatnagar & Alka Bhanot


Festival Programming Director

Sai Pramod


Festival Digital Marketing Director

Vandana Nayak


Festival Fundraising Directors

Ruchi Gagrani & Jeff Raimundo


Festival Youth Initiative Director

Raka Sandell


Festival Outreach Director

 Geetika Tiwari


Programming Team 

Sweta Rajesh, Ramdas Menon, Sandhya Shardanand, Ruby Sanchez


Festival Coordinator

Ivonne Loving

Outreach Coordinator, Social Media Manager & Theater Manager

Pallavi Malviya


Indie Meme Team

Swas Pai, Simali Suthar, Maya Sharma, Cynthia Aashi Morales, Carl Webb, Sonali Amodwala, Radhika Malhotra, Eesha Nayak, Ananyaa Ravi, Suja Jose, Animon Jose 

About IMFF@Austin

Started in 2016 IMFF@austin is Indie Meme's signature event. The 3rd Annual South Asian Film Festival is scheduled April 19-22, 2018 at the Regal Arbor, Great Hills.  

Awarded the “Best International Passport  -2016" by The Austin Chronicle, the Indie Meme Film Festival continues to grow as the 'go to' destination for unique, powerful stories from South Asia. Cinema enthusiasts come to watch the carefully curated programming to experience slices of life from countries like India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afganistan, Iran & more and to mix n mingle with the filmmakers in attendance & be a part of the Indie Meme community. IMFF aims to entertain and engage the community by showcasing different perspectives through the lens and provide a platform for post screening audience & filmmaker discussions.   


The Indie Meme Community is the driving force behind the festival that encouraged the IMFF team to increase the festival duration to 4 days in 2017! This year, the 4 day affair will be buzzing with film premiers, red carpet events, filmmakers in person & via skype, member mixers, audience discussions, networking events and parties. IMff2018 will host 15 critically acclaimed, thought-provoking films and post-screening discussions from multiple South Asian countries. The NEW and exciting addition to this years' festival is the Indie Meme Youth Initiative, a platform for high school and college students to proudly showcase their short films!  


Indie Meme has been screening new age cinema with unique and fresh themes, bringing to light remarkable issues. Indie Meme events have over the years gained quite the reputation for the audience interaction and participation from various local organizations.

Since its inception, IMFF@Austin has been funded in part by a grant from the City of Austin. This year too IMFF2018 is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin, Economic Development Department. 


AUSTIN - this city is super cool and supportive and IMFF@Austin is SO proud to add to the diverse cultural landscape!

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