First launched in 2006 our goal was simply to inspire local filmmakers to create and to provide a venue from which to do so. We saw that idea grow into a family where everyone helped each other hone their craft, experiment with new technologies and techniques, and create wonderful projects. The Li'l Film Fest is a theme-based film festival and is Memphis' only film festival focusing exclusively on the local filmmaking community. Since its start the festival has generated hundreds of locally produced films and put thousands of dollars directly into the hands of filmmakers. Many of the films created for Li'l Film Fest have gone on to other festivals and received additional accolades.