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Introducing the The Sloan Science Prizes for YouTube

A new partnership between IMI and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support the creation of exceptional work on YouTube that explores themes related to science and technology. Learn more about the prizes and how to apply here.

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2024 IMI Awards Ceremony, Workshops, Exhibits, Parties, Performances, More

IMI Fest is a first-of-its-kind festival, produced by the Independent Media Initiative (IMI), to celebrate independent media creators who make and share their work online.

Every November, we bring together a group of independent creators, educators, storytellers, and industry professionals from different disciplines, genres, and formats for a weekend of discovery, inspiration, and innovation. An invitation-only event, IMI Fest features workshops, exhibits, performances, and more, aimed at fostering connection within the independent media ecosystem.


The centerpiece of the festival is the presentation of the IMI Awards, which honor exceptional independent creators and celebrate the intrinsic educational and artistic value of their work. This year’s festival will take place November 15-16 in Austin, Texas. Invitees will receive invitations via email with more details about what to expect. Find out more about the Independent Media Initiative (IMI) at

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November 15-16, 2024 – Austin, TX

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