IMFF Encore
June 25-27, 2021

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A SUMMERTIME CELEBRATION

2021 JURY & AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS are screening FREE for Indie Meme Members  from Friday, June 25th - Sunday, June 27th.

 

Create a free account using your member email to stream at:  https://festival.filmocracy.com/indiememe/ 

Members are also invited to catch the award-winning FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS. The film is in HINDI set in the beautiful mountainous region of UTTRAKHAND, India and follows a family running a small homestay. It's an astonishing debut from Ajitpal Singh.

Not a current Indie Meme Member? Not a problem! Join anytime to enjoy this program, support South Asian artists, and receive further discounts  year-round. 

JURY AWARD -  BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

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Dir. Arun Karthick I India I 80 mins I 2020 I Tamil w/ English subtitles

Nasir is a wryly funny, romantic family man going about the daily errands of his job as a salesman. As the day unfolds, his course will be altered by an act of communal bigotry. 

Awards/Festivals:

BAFTA Breakthrough India - Arun Karthick (director)

FIPRESCI - India Grand Prix - Best Indian Feature Film

NYIFF - Best Narrative Feature

Rotterdam - NETPAC Award - Best Asian Film

Tarkovsky Film Festival - Zerkalo - Best Feature Film

 

Official Selection: AFI Fest, New Directors/New Films, Mumbai Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD  -  BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Dir. Sarmad Khoosat I Pakistan I 138 mins I 2019 I Urdu w/ English subtitles

A devout Muslim man's life is turned into a public circus when an exposé from his private life becomes an internet sensation, calling into question his piety, respect, & sexuality. 

Awards/Festivals:

Busan Int'l Film Festival - Kim Ji-Seok Award 

Official Oscar Submission - Pakistan - Best International Feature

Asian World Film Festival - Snow Leopard Award - Best Film

Asian World Film Festival - Best Actor (Arif Hassan)

Official Selection: Busan International Film Festival, UK Asian Film Festival, Asian World Film Festival

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Jury AWARD  - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Dir. Deepti Gupta I India I 85 mins I 2019 I Hindi, English, Oriya w/ English subtitles

A sharp, tongue-in-cheek documentary following a rebellious female singer as she fights for space in modern day India, a country deeply uncomfortable with her emancipation.

Awards/Festivals

National Film Award - Best Editing

Impact Documentary - Award of Excellence

MAMI- Film Critics Guild Award (Special Mention) for gender sensitivity 

Official Selection: IIFR Film Festival Rotterdam, DOC NYC, HotDocs, Sheffield Doc/Fest 

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JURY AWARD  - BEST SHORT FILM

Dir. Abhiroop Basu I India I 35 mins I 2020 I Hindi w/ English subtitles

A lonely laundryman (Pankaj Tripathi) from the suburbs of Calcutta finds unexpected companionship in an unclaimed red dress, which triggers esoteric memories from the past.

Official Selection:

Dharamshala International Film Festival - World Premiere

Kolkata International Film Festival

New York Indian Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD -  BEST SHORT FILM

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Dir. Ashish Pandey I India I 22 mins I 2019 I Dogri w/ English subtitles

An eight year old Kashmiri girl, Nooreh, residing in a small village on the India-Pakistan border, believes that she has discovered a strange solution to end the relentless cross firing.

Awards/ Festivals: 

Busan Int'l Film Festival-  SONJE Award - Best Short Film

Official Selection:

Palm Springs International Shorts Fest

International Film Festival of India

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA)

Belgrade Doc & Short Film Festival

Int'l Documentary & Short Festival of Kerala

MUBI - 2021 Streaming Selection

Meet our incredible 2021 jurors and read more on our 2021 Jury and Awards page