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.


Indie Grits: March 28-31 2019


Festival passes now on sale!


Get ahead of schedule by purchasing a festival pass today! With over 83 films, and a slew of art, music, and tech events around downtown Columbia this year, we are excited to share with you what we have in store for our thirteenth annual festival. Our official schedule drops March 01, 2019! $100 for Nickelodeon Theatre members and $150 for the general public. Festival passes grant you full access to the festival— film screenings, puppet slams, music, and more.

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Current Exhibition

Waste and Want in the Rural South

January 31 – March 10, 2019

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Current Project

The Rural Project



Submit tech to Indie Bits

Submissions for Indie Bits 2019 are officially open!

Indie Bits is an arts and education organization that aims to design and promote inclusive gaming experiences for all. Founded in Columbia, SC and focused on the Southeast, Indie Bits cultivates thoughtful production, education, and community oriented expression with regard to games, technology advancement, social outreach, and code-based learning. Building from their public exhibitions at the Indie Grits Film Festival, the Indie Bits leadership seeks to facilitate powerful creative gaming experiences via educational services, creative curation, and collective media literacy. Indie Bits features digital, physical, and virtual media ranging from casual to experimental. Simply put: if it’s interactive, independent, and southern — we want to see it.

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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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Recent Instagram Transmissions

Special Screenings at the Nickelodeon