Started in 2016, IMFF@austin is Indie Meme's signature event. Last year the Festival went VIRTUAL at the last moment and was over two weekends May 1-3 and 8-10, 2020.

The 6th Indie Meme Film Festival will also be hosted Virtually April 15-18,2021.

Awarded the “Best International Passport -2016" by The Austin Chronicle, the Indie Meme Film Festival continues to grow as the 'go to' destination for unique, powerful stories from South Asia right in the heart of Texas.

Cinema enthusiasts come to watch the carefully curated programming to experience slices of life from countries like India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Singapore, Malaysia and Bhutan. There is interaction with the filmmakers in attendance (virtually when in person attendance is not possible) - who are our real stars.

Indie Meme Film Festival aims to entertain and engage the community by showcasing different perspectives through the lens of contemporary filmmakers from South Asia as well as South Asian film makers across the globe.

IMFF 2021 is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division
of the City of Austin, Economic Development Department

IMFF@Austin has the following awards:

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary
Best Short
Audience Favorite Award
Note: these cannot be special/ exclusive screenings and must be open to the general public.

Since the 6th Indie Meme Film Festival is being planned as a VIRTUAL FESTIVAL - we will need access to the high resolution online links of the films.

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

The IMFF@Austin 2021 programming will be finalized by end February 2021 - which is when theIMFF2021 Programming Team will let the submissions know.

Overall Rating
  • Krissy Mahan

    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