Anchored by the spirit of its host, the Nickelodeon Theatre – South Carolina’s only non-profit, art house theatre – Indie Grits has become an annual pilgrimage for independent artists in search of community.
What started as a DIY festival for a tight-knit and dedicated audience, Indie Grits has grown into a staple of the city’s cultural life, giving novice to advanced media makers from across the Southeast a venue for sharing their interest in independent media making, while also giving thousands of visitors and locals access to a progressive cultural life unmatched in the Southeast.
The twelfth annual Indie Grits Festival features a juried film competition that focuses on empowering all levels of Southern filmmakers with an independent mentality and far-reaching artistic scope and will take place March 28-31 in Columbia, South Carolina. Accepted Indie Grits films must have some connection to the Southeastern United States.
Indie Grits Festival, a program of Indie Grits Labs, also includes a full lineup of engaging cultural events unmatched in the Southeast, including Indie Bits (an indie video gaming showcase), a full lineup of performances from bands, Kindie Grits (filmmaking basics for children) and a puppet slam.
Photo by: Sean Rayford