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Schedule for the IN-Person 7th Annual Indie Meme Film Festival, April 14th -17th, 2022 at Austin Film Society Cinema, 6259 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752

THURSDAY April 14th, 2022

IM Member Mixer

+ Badge Pickup

Venue: Vivo Tex-Mex

6406 N Interstate Hwy 35 Ste 2343, Austin, TX 78752

*Note: Vivo is next to AFS Cinema in THE LINC

Indie Meme Members and badgeholders,  join us for a mixer as we kick-off IMFF2022! Collect your badges and meet other meme-ers. 

5:30 - 6:30PM CST
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It's The End of the World, And I Feel Fine

From sisters surviving a post-apocalyptic Bangladesh to a middle schooler altering reality with her magic eyelashes, these bold, visionary shorts follow characters to the ends of their regular world and beyond, into the new ones their shaping.



         A village girl befriends a solo female backpacker. 

  • Moshari (dir. Nuhash Humayan I 22 mins)

         In future Bangladesh, sisters face a vampiric threat. 

  • A Coup ( dir. Areeba Naveed I 7 mins)

        A  girl comes out to her biased psychiatrist. 

        A boy learns a secret about his identity. 

         A school admission causes family conflict. 

  • Local Middle Schooler (dir. Sanjna Bharadwaj I 11 mins )  A middle schooler's magic eyelashes are coveted by her friends and the US government. 

7:00 PM CST - 9:00 PM
FRIDAY April 15th, 2022

Red Carpet Event

Venue: AFS
6259 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752
5 - 6PM CST

The AFS lobby  will host media and attending filmmakers, cast and crew for an exciting fun event on the red carpet.

Texas Premiere
6:15PM - 8:45PM CST
India I 2021 I 110 mins I Gujarati I dir. Pan Nalin

A 9-year-old boy in a remote village begins a lifelong love affair with cinema when he bribes his way into a rundown movie palace and spends the summer watching & learning from the projection booth.  Read more...

Winner of the Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award (2nd Place)

*Filmmaker Pan Nalin in attendance

Venue: Symphony Square, Waterloo Greenway

1111 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

9:15PM - 11PM CST

Dinner and cash bar. Let's celebrate IMFF2022's Opening Night as a community! Get your tickets for only $25. 

SATURDAY April 16th, 2022
10:30AM - 12:45PM CST
India I 2021 I 118 mins I Hindi I dir. Gaurav Madan

Following a photographer of the dead in Varanasi, Barah x Barah is poignant look at the life in one of the oldest Indian cities as it undergoes seemingly imperceptible but steady changes.


*Filmmaker Gaurav Madan & Producer Sunny Lahiri in Attendance

Austin Premiere
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1:30PM - 4:00PM CST
Bangladesh I 2021 I Bengali, Bangla I 107 mins I dir. Abdullah Mohammad Saad
U.S Premiere

In this powerfully-acted thriller, an assistant professor at a medical college finds her life thrown into chaos when she witnesses an unexpected incident involving a professor and a female student.


+Short Film, Bambirak

(Germany, US I German, Dari I 14 mins I dir. Zamarin Wahdat)

When 8-year-old Kati stows away in her father's delivery van, Faruk must juggle his responsibilities as a dad while holding down his first job in a new country

*Lead Actor Azmeri Haque Badhon in attendance

Bangladesh's Official Oscar Submission
'Grand Jury Prize' + 'Best Actress' at the Asian Pacific Screen Awards

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4:45PM - 6:40PM CST
Myanmar I 2021 I 91 mins I Burmese I dir. 'Snow' Hnin Ei Hlaing
Southwest Premiere

Hla is the Buddhist owner of a makeshift medical clinic in Myanmar, while Nyo Nyo, her young apprentice, belongs to the persecuted Rohingya Muslim community. Amidst the civil unrest, the two women support and challenge one another as they work to provide steady healthcare. 


Sundance Film Festival '22 - Special Jury Award for Excellent in Verite Filmmaking

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7:30PM - 10:00PM CST
India I 2021 I 95 mins I Hindi I dir. Rajat Kapoor

A frustrated filmmaker can't get his latest feature to click. Things take a turn for the worse when the lead character runs out of the edit and into real life.


+ Short Film, The Miniaturist of Junagadh

The ravages of Partition compel an artist to sell his ancestral home, but when the buyer learns of his valuable miniature collection he aims to take that as well, leading to a surprising revelation.  

*Filmmaker Rajat Kapoor in attendance

Austin Premiere
SUNDAY, APRIL 17th, 2022
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10AM - 12PM CST
India I 2021 I 96 mins I Hindi, Bengali I dir. Payal Kapadia
Texas Premiere

In this docu-drama hybrid, the love letters of a young film student, L, to her estranged lover are juxtaposed with the drastic changes to campus life and the political landscape in India, which result in student protests and uprising. 


O'eil D'or Award for 'Best Documentary' - Cannes Film Festival

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Locals and Long-Distance 
12:30PM - 2:15PM CST

A selection of locally made and international shorts that touch on the distances between people - in time, space, and circumstances - and how they are bridged. 



         On a field trip, a girl reflects on life's changes

         A blind couple go on a significant beach date.  

        A son reflects on a family tradition after moving out.  

        A woman recounts the abuse of a modern witch hunt. 

         An immigrant father drinks too much and faces a                frightening consequence. 

2:45 - 4:45 PM CST
Finland I 2020 I 82 mins I Finnish, Farsi I dir. Hamy Ramezan
Texas Premiere

An Iranian family in Finland await the decision on their asylum application. While deportation looms, the everyday stuff of life - days at the lake, neighborhood gossip, quiet apartment dance parties - goes on. 


+ Short Film, CHAI

(USA I English, Persian I 8 mins I dir. Arshum Rouhanian)

 With the grand opening of their chai stand, Iranian siblings, Sanam and Reza are faced withcompetition from their neighbors' hot chocolate stand.

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5:15PM - 7:00PM CST
India I 2021 I 75 mins I Tamil I dir. P.S Vinothraj

A young boy follows his alcoholic father on a quest to find his mother, who has run away from his domestic abuse. The two cross the arid landscape by foot and bus, unsure of what they will do when they arrive. Read more...

International Film Festival Rotterdam - Tiger Prize for 'Best Film'

India's Official Oscar Submission

* Filmmaker P.S Vinothraj in attendance

Texas Premiere
7:30PM - 9:30PM CST
Bhutan I 2019 I 109 mins I Dzhongka I dir. Pawo Choyning Dorji
Texas Premiere

Ugyen, a reluctant young teacher, just wants to finish his final year of service and move to Australia to pursue music. But when he's assigned to the world's most remote village school, he must reconsider his path and ties to his homeland.

Oscar Nominee '22 - 'Best International Feature'



(India I 2021 I Malayalam I 8 mins I dir. Balaram J)

When a man comes to cut down the grass in a field, he finds a girl is sleeping there -  determined to protect the insects who call it  home.

Closing Night & Awards Party

Venue: Vivo

6406 N Interstate Hwy 35 Ste 2343, Austin, TX 78752

*Note: Vivo is next to AFS Cinema in THE LINC


Join us in closing out the festival weekend with a celebration of our filmmakers and community. 

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