365 Things to Do in Memphis #274: The Indie Memphis Film Festival

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 29th 2012 657 3

Updated October 2017

Grab your popcorn: the 20th annual Indie Memphis film festival is taking over Memphis during the first week in November. Assignment #274 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to check out this nationally-known, award-winning, and otherwise extremely awesome festival.

Back in the day, Indie Memphis Film Festival was more about a chance to see local short films, hanging out at Studio on the Square, maybe going to a few panels, and y’all – it was brilliant. It was one of the first things I ever did when I moved to Memphis (a friend had a cameo in the lovely “Act One” film, which won the Hometowner Award in 2005, so I went).

As amazing as it has been, I’m so so so excited to see how this event has grown over the years. Now, it’s an entire week, there are multiple venues across town, and they’re bringing in big names and awards-season bait plus Memphis premieres, live music, panels, and more…along with 200 films.

You can buy single tickets for $10ish (hurry up before they’re all sold out, some are close already) or purchase a pass for $100 that gives you access to 12 films of your choice plus parties ‘n’ such. Or go VIP. Read all the ticket details here.

Photo by Breezy Lucia, provided by Indie Memphis

As for venues, during the week most events are on South Main and most events on the weekend are at Overton Square – which is having a big block party and blocking off the street. Plus, there are satellite events out East.

There really is so much to talk about this year, so you’ll need to read the “20 Things You Need To Know About The 20th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival” post that’s coming out on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Until then, check out the website and make plans to cross #274 off your list.

Go there:

20th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival

November 1-6, 2017

Various Venues

$10 / $100 pass / $250 VIP


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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