Indie Memphis Film Festival board president/interim executive director Ryan Watt announced earlier this week a longer, newly formatted festival for 2015. It will be held from Nov. 3-10 and be headquartered, as last year, at Malco's Studio on the Square and Circuit Playhouse for weekend screenings. However, weeknight showings will be at other locations around Memphis.
The investment banking firm Duncan-Williams Inc. returns as presenting sponsor of the festival for the fifth year. The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission has been a backer of the festival since its start.
Indie Memphis has $11,000 in IndieGrants for local filmmakers this year. The application and more information are available at indiememphis.com/indiegrants. Filmmakers who want to submit to the festival can go to filmfreeway.com or withoutabox.com. The entry deadline is Aug. 7. ArtsMemphis is making it possible for Mid-South filmmakers to submit for free until July 17.