Indie Grits Labs is a non-profit organization that works to serve communities through media education, artist driven projects, and the Indie Grits Festival in Columbia, South Carolina.


On View

Among Strangers: Cuba and Saluda in Conversation

November 08 – December 21, 2018

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Current Project

The Rural Project



Submit your film to Indie Grits Festival 2019

Film submissions for IGF 2019 are officially open!

Celebrating 13 years of the best in low-budget film, media, and creative culture from across the Southeast, 2019 will not be the year to miss out! Our filmmakers come first. We offer dedicated support for filmmaker hospitality including a fully stocked filmmaker lounge, a filmmaker travel/lodging fund, and a range of awards and opportunities.

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Featured Videos

A Conversation with Two Cities
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Demonstration // Visiones
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Seen & Heard Documentary
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call for proposals

The Rural Project

In 2018-2019 we are focusing on the issues facing small town and rural communities of the Southeast in the 21st century. The dominance of industrialized farming and the shrinking of domestic manufacturing have transformed the landscape of much of the South. In its wake, we see communities struggling with many of the same issues faced by underserved urban populations: poor access to education, health care, and opportunities for advancement. With this open call, we are looking for artists connected to rural communities across the Southeast to develop projects around the stories and experiences of this often overlooked and disrespected part of our region. Deadline: December 24, 2018.

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