Started in 2016, IMFF@austin is Indie Meme's signature event. The 5th Annual South Asian Film Festival is scheduled April 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th 2020 in AUSTIN, TX.

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.
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 who are our real stars.
IMFF aims to entertain and engage the community by showcasing different perspectives through the lens of contemporary filmmakers from South Asia and provide a platform for post screening audience & filmmaker discussions.

IMFF 2020 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.

The format that is easiest to work with is a Blu Ray. It is what we will expect (or a DCP).
There are exceptions if you are submitting a short film

We are looking for particular deliverables in terms of publicity material - which will be shared once the film is selected. It helps if the film/filmmaker has a social media presence or website.
The IMFF@Austin 2019 programming will be finalized by February 2019

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