Indie Meme Film Festival @ Austin – YEAR 3!!

admin@qs3 | March 26, 2018

By Alka Bhanot
Started in 2016 IMFF@austin is Indie Meme’s signature event. The 3rd Annual South Asian Film Festival is scheduled April 19-22, 2018 at the Regal Arbor, Great Hills.

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.

By Alka Bhanot
Started in 2016 IMFF@austin is Indie Meme’s signature event. The 3rd Annual South Asian Film Festival is scheduled April 19-22, 2018 at the Regal Arbor, Great Hills.

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. Over the years cinema enthusiasts come to watch the carefully curated programming to experience slices of life from countries like India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afganistan, Iran & more and to mix n mingle with the filmmakers in attendance & be a part of the Indie Meme community.

IMFF aims to entertain and engage the community by showcasing different perspectives through the lens and provide a platform for post screening audience & filmmaker discussions.

This year, the festival will be buzzing with film premieres, including 3 US premieres, red carpet events with 8 local, national & international filmmakers in person & via skype, member mixers, audience discussions, networking events and parties.

IMFF2018 will host over 15 critically acclaimed, thought-provoking films and post-screening discussions from multiple South Asian countries.

The multitude of languages you will hear over the weekend include Hindi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Rajasthani,Tibetian, Nepalese & English!

The NEW and exciting addition to IMFF2018 is the Indie Meme Youth Initiative, a platform for Texas high school and college students to proudly showcase their short films!

Indie Meme has been screening new age cinema with unique and fresh themes, bringing to light remarkable social issues.

Get ready to be intrigued by 86 new actors battling youth challenges in critically acclaimed Malayalam action thriller ‘Angamaly Diaries’.

Urban couples’ concerns are brought to the big screen by Kalki Koechlin in ‘Ribbon’ – Parenting is tough!

‘Turup’ has endearing, real women characters who are clearly focused on the path forward, and nonchalant about it.

And the father son relationship in ‘Bhasmasur’ is tender, the gorgeous backdrop of the desserts Rajasthan adding to the quiet of the story of the boy & his donkey.

‘Lock & Key’ makes you sense and feel the pain of the recovering addicts, it’s a rare look at strong men baring their souls and talking about their darkest hours

‘Ask the sexpert’ provides a hilarious look at how talk about sex is taboo in India…though with a population of almost 2 billion surely everyone is indulging in it!

Coming of age is hard, coming out of the closet is harder and doing this as a new immigrant from Pakistan to Canada is super tough, ‘Abu’ is this journey by the filmmaker.

In ‘Dhh’ the magician Naseerudin Shah leads the kids to believe anything is possible with magic, even getting through exams in school.

By the end of the film you just might believe that too!! -this is special kids programming in the festival.

Since its inception, IMFF@Austin has been funded in part by a grant from the City of Austin.

This year too IMFF2018 is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin, Economic Development Department.

AUSTIN is a super cool city and so supportive to the arts community. And IMFF@Austin adds to the diverse cultural landscape of the city.

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