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 7th Indie Meme Film Festival will be held as a hybrid event, with in-person & virtual screenings, in April 2022.

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 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 7th Indie Meme Film Festival is being planned as hybrid - we may need access to the high resolution online links of the films in addition to the DCP.

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

The IMFF@Austin 2022 programming will be finalized by end February 2022 - which is when theIMFF2022 Programming Team will let the submissions know.

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
  • 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