The Indie Grits Film Festival is a 4-day event celebrating the visionary and experimental culture of the Southeast through film, art, music, and bits in Columbia, SC. In partnership with the Nickelodeon Theatre.


Our 2019 Festival Schedule is now live!

Feature Blocks


Shorts Blocks


New for Indie Grits 2019

Filmmaker Focus

A new, FREE series of programs open to the public, aimed at supporting filmmakers currently working in the documentary and the doc-narrative hybrid field. Indie Grits has identified the need to be more than an exhibitor of emerging and established Southern voices. We are working to create an open space for dialogue and collaboration in which filmmakers can find support in every level of their projects from pre-production to post. Work-in-progress screenings, panels, workshops, and more make this festival track a unique, resourceful experience for filmmakers and film-lovers alike.

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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Rural Project Events

Spells for the Freeman Opening

Join us for the opening exhibition of Spells for the Freeman / Liberation of Land Through Breath by Cedric Umoja. Free and open to the public! Live tunes by Jah Free will play throughout the opening.

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The Rural Project Premiere

Join us for the film premieres from the 2019 Indie Grits Labs Fellows and Rural Project artists.

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Festival Events

Whether it’s free parties at Richland Library or Cottontown, SC, puppetry, live music, zines, or free film screenings, we have a little bit of everything this year!

Get Involved!

Volunteer for Indie Grits 2019

Interested in volunteering for Indie Grits? Join the team! Our volunteers represent the very best of Columbia. Your dedication and hard work makes Indie Grits proud, and without you none of it would be possible. Outside of our undying gratitude for your time and effort, you will receive free passes to films and events!

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