Southern Circuit in Memphis
Southern Circuit, the acclaimed tour of independent filmmakers, is bringing the tour to Memphis next year.
It’s also issued a call for filmmakers to submit works for the 2014-15 Circuit.
As the nation's first regional tour of independent filmmakers, Southern Circuit provides filmmakers with the paid opportunity to participate in a tour of the Southeastern United States, screen their films for new audiences, and engage audiences in discussions about the content and production of their films.
The tour comes to Studio on the Square (2105 Court Ave.) in Memphis on Feb. 12, March 5 and April 18. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 each, $6 for seniors and free for Indie Memphis members and students with valid ID.
Steven J. Ross, Professor in the Department of Communication at U of M, says: “The Southern Circuit is a great deal for filmmakers, film venues, and film audiences alike. Memphis is currently one of the stops on the tour, thanks to Indie Memphis, Malco Theaters and the significant sponsorship of the film-video program in the Department of Communication at the University of Memphis.”
For more information on Indie Memphis and its connection to the upcoming Southern Circuit, go here.
Ross says, “As a filmmaker, I was lucky enough to be chosen twice for the circuit, once in the mid 1980s showing THE OLD FOREST and again around 2000 showing OH FREEDOM AFTER WHILE. Selma, Beaufort, Montgomery, Columbia, New Orleans, and the Appalshop center in Kentucky were some of the venues. There were lots of good audiences and interesting people to meet. All transportation, expenses and hotels were paid for and arranged by the circuit, and there was a reasonable stipend as well. So, it is a wonderful opportunity for filmmakers.”
For information on Southern Circuit, go here.