Indie Memphis stretches to embrace technology, innovation

It’s not just about movies anymore.

Evolving to attract and embrace the burgeoning local geek community, this year’s Indie Memphis Film Festival will offer a variety of innovation and technology programs featuring some world renowned digital heavyweights.

The 15th annual festival, which is now under way and runs through Sunday, is collaborating with Microsoft to offer a digital design boot camp and a Windows 8 training program, as well as a 48-Hour Hackathon and an experience center.

There are several workshops and forums scheduled, including “Narrative Innovation: The Digital Revolution in Storytelling” on Friday morning at Playhouse On The Square. The program will feature Abigail Posner, head of strategic planning for Google; David Lubars, chairman of global advertising agency BBDO; Eric Korsh, vice president of brand content for Digitas; and Steve Pacheco, managing director of advertising and marketing for FedEx.

“We’re thrilled to expand the scope of Indie Memphis beyond film and music to include technology and innovation, which is part of the creative soul of Memphis,” said Iddo Patt, Indie Memphis board president. “If we pool all these different disciplines then we as a community continue to grow and develop and prosper beyond anything that we can imagine.”

I’ve included some additional info – including a link for you to visit to register for the festival – access it here: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/oct/31/coffee-break-indie-memphis-stretches-to-embrace/?CID=happeningnow

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