Since 2013, Indie Meme has brought South Asian Cinema to the heart of Texas through our signature yearly event, the Indie Meme Film Festival. The 9th Indie Meme Film Festival will be held with in-person & virtual screenings, in April 2024. The In-Person festival running April 17-21 in Austin, TX at Austin Film Society Cinema (AFS Cinema)

Awarded the “Best International Passport - 2016" by The Austin Chronicle, IMFF continues to grow as a 'go to' destination for unique, powerful stories from South Asia.

Cinema enthusiasts join us for carefully curated programs, offering slices of life from countries like India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iran, and Bhutan. Selected projects range from social realist dramas to independent horror, family epics to romantic comedies, documentaries, and even experimental shorts.

Indie Meme aims to entertain and engage by showcasing the perspectives of contemporary South Asian artists from across the globe - and frequently hosts Q&As and panels with filmmakers and creative teams. We're known for featuring acclaimed & visionary works that are nevertheless often hard to access in the US.

IMFF@Austin has the following awards:

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary
Best Short
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary
Best Short

Note: The films which qualify for the awards cannot be special/ exclusive screenings and must be open to the general public.

Since the 9th Indie Meme Film Festival is being planned as hybrid - we will need the rights for virtual screenings (geo-blocked for the US).

We prefer working with Digital DCPs and would be requesting those rather than hard drives shipped.

We are looking for particular deliverables in terms of publicity material - which will be shared once the film is selected.

The IMFF@Austin 2024 programming will be finalized by end February 2024 - which is when theIMFF2024 Programming Team will inform submissions received through FilmFreeway.

Overall Rating
  • Rakhesh Raveendran

    One of the best experience. I am so happy to participate and get to know the great people behind this effort. Amazing movie/Short/Documentary selections. The opportunity to meet and spend time with local and international experts was a blessing. Looking forward for more events like this.

    May 2022
  • We were happy and humbled that our short film about a queer Sri Lankan Tamil woman was included in the program about the history there. The team was quickly responsive to a small concern we had. We look forward to sending more of our work to this important festival.

    May 2019