Vote for the Best Films In Indie Memphis History


This year will mark the twentieth anniversary of the Indie Memphis Film Festival. To commemorate this milestone, we need your help in preparing a list of the greatest films ever screened at Indie Memphis.


Go to this survey and tell us your favorite movies you’ve seen at Indie Memphis over the years. You can name up to five. You don’t have to put them in any order, just vote for your favorites. If you want to tell us what you liked about each film, we’ve provided a space for your thoughts in the survey. But that’s not mandatory. We just want to hear which Indie Memphis movies you have loved!

[NOTE: If you're an Indie Memphis veteran, and you want to vote in the Indie Memphis Hometowner survey, which asks for 10 Hometowner movies and five out-of-town movies, go to this link.]

If you need your memory jogged, you can go to the Indie Memphis Program Archive and look at the lists of films going back to 2000. It’s also just fun to flip through those old programs and see at how the festival has grown and evolved over the years.

The deadline for completing the survey is October 10, 2017.We’ll tally how many votes each film gets, and the list of the top ten will be published on the Memphis Magazine and the Memphis Flyer websites.

So put on your thinking cap, and tell us your favorite Indie Memphis movies. We want to know what you think!

Link to Survey:

Link to Indie Memphis Program Archive 2000-2016:

Link to an (incomplete) list of Indie Memphis winners:


Q: How do I vote?

A: Click on the survey link, and tell us the names of your favorite movies you’ve seen at the Indie Memphis Film Festival from 1998 to 2016.

Q: How many movies can I vote for?

A: Up to five (5).

Q: Do I have to vote for five movies?

A: No. If you only want to vote for one movie, you can do that. If you can only think of three movies, that’s OK, too. We just want to hear from you.

Q: Is this for feature films only?

A: This is for ALL films shown at Indie Memphis from 1998 to 2006. Narrative features, documentary features, narrative shorts, documentary shorts, experimental shorts, animated shorts, and music videos all qualify. We are going to rank them all. I expect a lot of short films on the final list.

Q: Do I have to rank my movies in order from one to five?

A: If you want to, but we’re only counting the number of times each film is mentioned in the survey, so it’s not necessary.

Q: Can I vote for the same film five times?

A: No. One film, one vote.

Q: Can I vote for movies made in Memphis?

A: You can. This is for the general survey. There is another, more detailed survey for the Hometowner category.

Q: What will the final list look like?

A: There will be two lists. The first will be the top ten Indie Memphis movies of all time, and will include all films shown at Indie Memphis. That’s the list this survey will determine. The second list will be the top ten Indie Memphis Hometowner Movies. This will be limited to movies made in the Memphis area by Memphis filmmakers. Another, more detailed survey has been prepared for a select group of Memphis filmmakers, Indie Memphis members, and various people who have served on juries and as volunteers over the years, to determine that list. If you want to vote in that poll, follow this link.

The lists will appear on the Memphis Magazine and The Memphis Flyer websites.

Q: Can I vote for myself? Can I vote for a film that I was involved with in some way?

A: Yes, you can. But we ask that, if you’ve been involved in several Indie Memphis movies, you only vote for one of them. You have to pick a favorite, and then spread the love.

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