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IMFF@Austin 2018 Schedule

**Please note: schedule subject to change**

All screenings are at REGAL ARBOR, Great Hills, Austin TX


THURSDAY April 19th

Meme-er  Night

Exclusive event not open to general public. 

(Open to Indie Meme Members, IMFF Badge & Band Holders & friends of participating youth)


6:00 - 7:00 pm

Member Mixer at theater

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Youth initiative - a platform encouraging young, local Texas filmmakers to show their talent in movie making and storytelling through short films.

8:00 - 9:45 pm

HAKLA (US/Short/ English/Fiction)

Filmmaker Tania Romero in Attendance

BHASMASUR (India/Feature /Rajasthani & Hindi/Fiction)

This is a story of a 10 year old boy in rural India and the journey he undertakes with his debt ridden father. It is a story of love and hardship, and the painful choices powerless people make under duress. A compelling story of the loss of innocence and childhood.


Skype QA with filmmaker Bhasmasur- Nishil Sheth

FRIDAY April 20th

Opening Night screening and Badge-holder Party

5:45 - 6:45 pm

Red Carpet @ the theater

7:00 - 9:00 pm

TURUP (INDIA/Feature/Hindi/Fiction) US Premiere

Turup is a story of life in a chess mad town where class, caste, gender, religious identity (and patriarchal attitudes) all come up against each other due to political expediency. The filmmakers of Turup are ‘Ektara Collective’, also a very interesting concept underlying the collective efforts of filmmaking.


Ektara Collective filmmaker & editors Maheen Mirza and Puloma Pal in ATTENDANCE

9:15 - 11:30 pm

Opening night party for Badge Holders @ Brio (10000 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759)

Complimentary dinner and cash bar

SATURDAY April 21st

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

JAALGEDI  (The Curious Girl) (NEPAL/Short/ Nepalese/Fiction)


(TIBET/Feature/Tibetan/Fiction) US Premiere

In the remote mountains of Tibet, a teenage girl must choose between supporting her family after her father's political imprisonment or joining a group of oppressed nuns on their journey to freedom.


SKYPE Q&A with Barley Fields filmmaker Tian Tsering

1:15 - 3:15 pm


ASK THE SEXPERT (INDIA/ Feature/ English & Hindi/Documentary)

Dr. Mahinder Watsa is a highly popular 93-year-old sex advice columnist for a daily newspaper in Mumbai. Despite sex being a taboo topic in India, the column’s brand of non-moralistic advice and humor has emboldened many to write in with their questions.


Filmmaker Vaishali Sinha in attendance

4:15 - 6:30 pm

ANGAMALY DIARIES  (INDIA/ Feature/Malayalam/Fiction)

Youths tussle violently over control of the pork trade in Angamaly, Kerala, and plot follows the lives of one gang whose members are predominantly from the Christian community there. Lots of violence and coarse language

8:15 - 10:15 pm

FIVE O'CLOCK SHADOW (US/Short/ English/Fiction)

Filmmaker Sangeeta Agrawal in Attendance

KHUJLI (INDIA/Short/Hindi/Fiction)

RIBBON (INDIA/Feature/Hindi & English /Fiction) Texas Premiere

A young working urban couple is overwhelmed with the birth of a baby girl and find that parenthood comes with its own challenges. It’s a contemporary tale of how convoluted our new normal is!

Filmmaker Skype QA with Rakhee Sandilya

SUNDAY April 22nd

10:00 am - 12:15 pm

DHH (INDIA/Feature/Gujarati /Fiction) -  CHILDRENS' PROGRAMMING

Dhh is a heartwarming story of 3 best friends who think they are a failure until The Magician comes in. All 3 believe only the Magician can help them out.

1:15 - 3:10 pm


(INDIA/Feature/Punjabi & Hindi /Documentary) US Premiere

Four recovering addicts at a rehabilitation center in Punjab, India are helping families recover from the rampant drug problem in the state. While they struggle to establish new relationships with their pasts, their wives strive to redefine the meaning of love. An intimate portrayal of recovery, 'Taala Te Kunjee' is about relationships and the labor of everyday.

Filmmaker Shilpi Gulati in Attendance

4:00 - 6:15 pm

THE STREETS ARE OURS (PAKISTAN/US/Short/ English/Documentary)

ABU (CANADA/PAKISTAN /Feature /English/Documentary)

ABU is the story of Khan's life and the challenges of growing up a gay man in a close-knit Muslim family in Pakistan, where homosexuals are regarded as sexual deviants and a shame to a family.


Filmmaker Arshad Khan in Attendance

7:15 - 9:45 pm

CHUMBAK (The Lottery)  (INDIA/ Feature/Marathi/Fiction)

A movie about a Mumbai based teenage scammer (and a friend) who could not shake off one of his victims, and ends up on a journey across Maharashtra with the victim, who is mentally challenged.  

Assistant Director Romie D'Costa in Attendance

10:00 - 11:45 pm


& Closing Night Badge Holder Party 

At the lounge 77degrees Rooftop Bar@Domain

11500 E Rock Rose Ave, Austin, TX 78758

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