Welcome to The (Mostly) Indie Film Calendar, a weekly look at what's happening beyond the multiplexes all around North America. If you know of something indie-related happening near you -- a local festival, a series of classic restored films, lectures, workshops, etc. -- send the info to me at Eric.Snider(at)weblogsinc(dot)com and I'll add it to the list. (Please put "Cinematical" somewhere in the subject line so I can easily separate you from the spam.)

Atlanta: The Urban Mediamakers Film Festival, running today through Sunday, is a combination of under-the-radar movie screenings and workshops for independent film professionals -- though if you're just a film lover and you only want to see the movies, that's fine, too.

Austin: Is it nothing but festivals in this town?! South By Southwest, Fantastic Fest, and now the more intuitively named Austin Film Festival... don't you crazy Texas kids have jobs? Just kidding. You kids are great, with your film festivals, and your hipster music scenes, and your Alamo Drafthouses. AFF began last night and runs through Oct. 18, with a few dozen features, documentaries, and shorts. Of note: The centerpiece film is Juno, which people have been going crazy about since it premiered at Telluride last month.

After the jump, more fests and events in L.A., NYC, Philly, Portland, and elsewhere....
categories Features, Cinematical