IMFF 2021 F.A.Q

Frequently asked questions

When is the 2021 Indie Meme Virtual Film Festival?


IMFF 2021 will take place entirely online during the consecutive weekends of April 16-18th and April 23rd-25th, 2021.




Is the 2021 Indie Meme Film Festival a completely virtual event?


Yes! IMFF 2021 is planned as a 100% virtual event, with live and on-demand screenings, live Q&As, and conversations all taking place on the streaming/conferencing platform, Filmocracy.




Are IMFF passes and tickets available?


Currently, EARLY BIRD BADGES are on sale on Eventbrite. These all-access badges grant admittance to all live & on-demand screenings, filmmaker Q&A's, and special events including our Awards Night program!

EARLY BIRD badges are discounted to $50 through Feb 28th and include a bonus year-long Indie Meme family-tier membership, which provides access to all 2021 virtual screenings & programs following to the festival.

Existing Indie Meme members should be sure to use their member email address as their personal PROMO CODE when checking out on Eventbrite, as Festival badges are FREE for Fan-tier members and heavily discounted to $15 for Family-tier members buying during the EARY BIRD sale.

Badges will increase in price as the festival approaches, so don't miss this package deal! Individual ticketing information will be released in the coming weeks.




How do I attend IMFF 2021?


After securing you badge or ticket on Eventbrite, you will receive information about joining FILMOCRACY, where all screenings & Q&A's will be hosted.

Like you would with NETFLIX or Hulu, you will need to create a (free) account to use Filmocracy.
On Filmocracy, all festival events will take place in our virtual village, which can be found at: https://festival.filmocracy.com/indiememe/




What is Filmocracy?


Filmocracy is an innovative streaming & conferencing platform that we have partnered with for our 2021 Virtual Edition. FILMOCRACY's Features include: - Secure, high-quality film streaming for live & on-demand titles - ZOOM-style video, audio, and text-based conferencing features - An attractive map/village layout that allows audiences to move between "buildings" such as the THEATER (for screenings) and WELCOME CENTER (for Q&A) - Live Chat Agents available to troubleshoot

We feel that Filmocracy helps to restore a sense of place & community to virtual events and hope that you'll feel the same!




Can I stream the films on my TV or Smart TV?


Yes!

We're totally with you on the desire to screen films on the biggest & best possible screen.

While Filmocracy unfortunately is stil developing their dedicated streaming apps for ROKU and other platforms, there are several ways to get IMFF 2021 films on your TV.

Screening mirroring options which connect your computer & television include HDMI cords, Airplay, Chromecast, etc.

For those new to or unfamiliar with hooking up their laptop/device to their desired TV, we are happy to be your partners in finding the best solution for you.

Connect with us at info@indiememe.org and we'll help you to troubleshoot via email or phone call.







How many films will be in the program? What kinds of films does Indie Meme screen?


While the exact number of films will be confirmed in the coming weeks, we expect to screen ~ 7 feature length narratives/documentaries and ~10-14 shorts, making for ~20 films total. A 501c(3) non-profit, Indie Meme.Org’s mission is to promote socially relevant independent cinema from South Asia, in an effort to influence social and cultural awareness and consciousness, and encourage and facilitate dialogue.We offer screenings of carefully curated independent cinema – feature, documentaries, short films, etc. from South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan,Nepal, Bhutan, Iran) Indie Meme programs films from established directors and new voices worth discovering. Films run the gamut from socio-political dramas to animated adventures, family sagas, surreal horror, and incisive documentaries. PAST SELECTIONS include Jafar Panahi's THREE FACES ( Best Screenplay - Cannes Film Festival), SHIP OF THESEUS (National Award Winner - Best Film), MADE IN BANGLADESH, AAMIS:THE RAVENING, COURT , & LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA.

A listing of titles from past festivals & events can be found here.




I'm having a technical issue, who should I talk to?


You can always reach out to us at info@indiememe.org, but depending on your question and the timing, there are several resources available.

Before the Festival: For pre-festival questions regarding ticketing, passes, getting set-up on our virtual platform, your best point of contact is info@indiememe.org. While we don't currently have an official live phone-line, we can set up a call if needed. Just give us a shout!

If your question pertains to Filmocracy specificaly, you may also refer to the official Filmocracy FAQ or our virtual screenings step-by-step page.
During the Festival: If an issue arises during a screening or event, you should remain on Filmocracy and use the LIVE CHAT feature available on our homepage: https://festival.filmocracy.com/indiememe/

You can find this feature as a green chat button in the lower right-hand corner. This will connect you with Live Agents from both our team and Filmocracy who can resolve any errors. Happy Festing!




How will LIVE Q&A's work?


Much like an in-person event, audiences will have the chance to share their thoughts & questions with filmmakers.

LIVE Q&A's will take place on Filmocracy in the WELCOME CENTER a few minutes after the screening as a ZOOM-like livestream. Filmmakers and moderators will kick off the conversation and take audience questions.

Questions will be typed out and selected by our moderators. We love to have audience members appear on video/audio to ask their question aloud and will invite selected audience members to do so! However, we're also happy to read the questions of those who'd prefer not to hop on the virtual "stage".

For those who wish to share an observation rather than a question, you can (and should!) share your thoughts & compliments in the live chat. It's so appreciated.