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
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.
An Early Spring (dir. Pramati Anand I 38 mins)
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.
Dal Bhat ( dir. Nemil Shah I 29 mins)
A boy learns a secret about his identity.
Baahar (Outside) ( dir. Prakshi Malik I 13 mins)
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
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.
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
1:30PM - 4:00PM CST
Bangladesh I 2021 I Bengali, Bangla I 107 mins I dir. Abdullah Mohammad Saad
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
4:45PM - 6:40PM CST
Myanmar I 2021 I 91 mins I Burmese I dir. 'Snow' Hnin Ei Hlaing
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
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
SUNDAY, APRIL 17th, 2022
10AM - 12PM CST
India I 2021 I 96 mins I Hindi, Bengali I dir. Payal Kapadia
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
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.
Mono No Aware (dir. Koushik Sarkar I 20 mins)
On a field trip, a girl reflects on life's changes.
The Blind Date (dir. Mihir Dhiraj Upadhyay I 17 mins)
A blind couple go on a significant beach date.
Hot Chocolate ( dir. Lila Mali I 3 mins)
A son reflects on a family tradition after moving out.
Testimony of Ana ( dir. Sachin Dheeraj I 24 mins)
A woman recounts the abuse of a modern witch hunt.
Turning Point ( dir. Rakhesh Raveendran I 15 mins)
An immigrant father drinks too much and faces a frightening consequence.