June 25-27, 2021
A SUMMERTIME CELEBRATION
2021 JURY & AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS are screening FREE for Indie Meme Members from Friday, June 25th - Sunday, June 27th.
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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.
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JURY AWARD - BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Dharamshala International Film Festival - World Premiere
Kolkata International Film Festival
New York Indian Film Festival
AUDIENCE AWARD - BEST SHORT FILM
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.
Busan Int'l Film Festival- SONJE Award - Best Short Film
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.