Thursday, July 23, 2009

Indie Memphis Named One of "25 Coolest Film Festivals"

Posted By on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 8:45 PM

5415/1248401548-newsletter_2009jul23_xarea_1_image.jpgThe upcoming issue of MovieMaker magazine names the Indie Memphis Film Festival one of the world's "25 Coolest Film Festivals."

MovieMaker says it compiled its list “with the help of hundreds of independent moviemakers, festival directors and fest attendees. We scoured the world to identify more than two dozen fests that are creating a truly unique film festival experience.”

Among those festivals celebrated alongside Indie Memphis are the South by Southwest Film Festival, the Roger Ebert's Film Festival, and the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham, Alabama, which was founded by current Indie Memphis executive director Erik Jambor.

“We are thrilled to be recognized on a national level for the work we’re doing here in Memphis. It is truly humbling to be included on a list that includes so many amazing film festivals,” Jambor said, in a press release accompanying the announcement.

Indie Memphis' 12th festival happens October 8-15 at Malco's Studio on the Square. You can learn more about the festival here.

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