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 Livestream

The 14th Annual Indie Grits Film Fest will be presented as a free live stream nine-day pop-up event March 28 – April 5, 2020! In response to the COVID-19 health concerns, the Columbia Film Society cancelled the Indie Grits Film Fest and closed the Nickelodeon Theatre. In the spirit of celebrating the art of our filmmaking community, Indie Grits will present select, participating short and feature films in competition entirely online via one-time-only live streams.
Livestream Here

Dear Community,

In this time of heightened precaution, and following the new guidelines issued by the CDC on Sunday, the Nickelodeon Theatre and Indie Grits Labs have chosen to close until further notice. This means the theater will not show films that were scheduled (including special screenings and series). All programming offered by Indie Grits Labs are suspended. We feel that these measures are in the best interest of our community and keeping our patrons safe.

If you have already purchased tickets to an upcoming film screening at the Nickelodeon or for the Indie Grits Festival, your tickets will be automatically refunded. All passes for the Indie Grits festival will also be refunded. All events associated with the festival have been canceled.

As a non-profit, this decision was very difficult for us, and we anticipate some difficult financial constraints in the coming months. If you are able, we encourage you to continue renewing memberships and making donations, you are the lifeline of our organization.

We are monitoring the situation and will continue to respond in the interest of our staff, patrons and the community. Please check back at our websites for up-to-date information about closures. You will continue to receive our weekly emails. We appreciate your patience and your financial support as we manage these changes.

Thank you for your continued support and love of film!

Upcoming Exhibition


March 19 – May 28, 2020

More about the exhibition:

Current Project

Real Fiction Project


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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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Special Screenings at the Nickelodeon