COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 10, 2014)—Indie Grits Film Festival, the Southeast’s premier film and culture festival in Columbia, S.C. for DIY media-makers, is seeking film submissions in five categories: feature, short, experimental, animated and student films. The ninth annual Indie Grits will take place April 15-19, 2015, and for the first time, the festival will have a theme: “Future Perfect.”
Indie Grits invites submissions from all levels of filmmakers and films with ties to Southeastern culture. With an independent mentality and far-reaching artistic scope, the juried festival is especially receptive to first-time media makers and prides itself in providing exhibition opportunities for work often overlooked elsewhere. Movie Maker magazine has twice named Indie Grits one of the world’s 25 coolest film festivals, and last year, Indie Grits drew more than 11,000 attendees.
Hosted by the Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina’s oldest art-house cinema located on Main Street in South Carolina’s capital city, Indie Grits Film Festival features five full days of the best DIY film, visual art, music, food and outside-the-box artistic performances from South Carolina and the Southeast.
“Our staff and an army of film-loving volunteers from the Columbia area make this festival happen,” said festival Co-Director Seth Gadsden. “Indie Grits is moving toward the cutting edge of contemporary visual culture, whether that’s through filmmaking, art or design. We welcome media-makers who exude a visual swagger that says, ‘We take risks and we’re bold.’”
Accepted entries will be eligible for $4,000 in juried cash prizes including the Helen Hill Memorial Award for female filmmakers and Top Grit for best festival entry. Indie Grits staff strives to give filmmakers the best experience possible, offering filmmaker-only events and help with accommodations and transportation.
For more information, and for submission guidelines, visit www.indiegrits.com or contact Seth Gadsden, festival co-director at Seth@IndieGrits.com, (803) 254-8324. Follow @IndieGrits on Twitter and Facebook.
Find submission information at indiegrits.com