The 7th Annual Indie Meme Film Festival (#IMFF2022) will be held virtually and in person in 2022. Each year, Indie Meme brings together different communities through film to promote cross-cultural understanding, create a dialogue and build a globally-conscious community. 

The IMFF 2022 continues the tradition of showcasing established directors while also introducing new voices, with a lineup that is packed once again with brilliant and powerful films. From socio-political dramas to animated adventures and incisive documentaries, Indie Meme promotes socially-relevant, independent cinema from South Asia. This year’s program includes over 30 films, both features and shorts, in 15 languages from 10 countries.

Women attendees gathered in front of logoed backdrop for Indie Meme Film Festival 2019.
Credit Radhika Malhotra.


The in-person portion of the festival will be held April 14-17 at the Austin Film Society. Chat about the films with other attendees, participate in exclusive discussions and join in on the red carpet event, featuring many of the cast and crew from this season's films. The last night's closing ceremony will present awards in celebration of 2022's incredible films.


Can't make it IRL? Grab your tickets to the virtual festival, hosted April 22-24. Many of the films will have online screenings, along with panel discussions and viewings for exclusive, virtual shorts.

Men discusses film during virtual Indie Meme Film Festival Zoom


This year’s feature programs include: “Any Day Now” (Finland), “Barah x Barah” (India), “I am Belmaya” (Nepal), “Last Film Show” (India), “Midwives” (Myanmar), “A Night of Knowing Nothing” (India), and “Rehana” (Bangladesh). The films range in genre and style, while showcasing incredible talent from South Asian filmmakers and actors.

Along with full length features, IMFF will have screenings of both live-action and animated shorts films. In “Chai” (United States), siblings open a chai stand in front of their home, only to be challenged by the neighboring hot cocoa stand. Watch "Chai" and others in theaters or online during the festival.

Here are additional details on each of the 30+ films playing this year's IMFF! You can find more information about the festival and purchase tickets online.

Photos courtesy of Indie Meme Film Festival.

Contributed by Visit Austin Marketing Intern, Marissa Saenz. Marissa is a Public Relations and Mass Communications student at Texas State University. As a native Texan, she has travelled all over Texas, but still continues to come back to Austin. In her free time she enjoys finding the best local restaurants or huddling up in her room to play video games.