Katie Alice Walker
Indie Grits Film Festival Announces 2014 Festival Happenings
COLUMBIA, S.C. (January 10, 2014)—Indie Grits Film Festival, the Southeast’s premier film and culture festival for DIY media-makers in Columbia, S.C., will take place April 11-20, 2014.
The eighth annual Indie Grits, hosted by the Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina’s oldest art-house cinema located on Main Street in South Carolina’s capital city, will feature 10 days of the best DIY short, experimental, animated and student film, music, food and outside-the-box artistic performances from South Carolina and the Southeast. For the second time, Indie Grits has been named one of MovieMaker magazine’s Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World.
Indie Grits 2014 will feature:
• Indie Bits, a new video game showcase, on Tuesday, April 15. This event will feature films, workshops and speakers that explores ties between gaming and filmmaking and is in collaboration with the USC Center for Digital Humanities.
• Hip Hop Family Day is back. After 2013’s Hip Hop Family Day, which drew thousands for family fun, music and more, Indie Grits is proud to have the festival back on Main Street as part of Indie Grits on Saturday, April 12.
• In collaboration with the Nickelodeon Theatre’s Helen Hill Center for Media Education, Indie Grits 2014 filmmakers will visit local high schools to share their experiences.
For a complete lineup of Indie Grits events, parties and competition films as they’re selected, stay tuned to the completely redesigned IndieGrits.com. Festival passes are now available.
“Indie Grits continues to offer a slate of cultural opportunities you won’t find anywhere else and a mix of loved events like Slow Food at Indie Grits and the Spork in Hand Puppet Slam and new events like Indie Bits,” said new 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’re excited to feature media-makers who exude a visual swagger that says, ‘We take risks and we’re bold.’”