First Quarter Edition – Spring 2018
Taking a look at the impact Hoosiers from all walks of life have made in film and media in Indianapolis, across the state, and beyond – IFN’s own, Nathan Bechtold speaks on film and creativity in Indiana, locations and resources, the Cinematic Arts and the Same Page Summit.
Featuring Amy Howell of Film Indiana, with Rasheda Randle, Andie Redwine, Kate Chaplin, Amy Pauszek, and many others.
Nathan Bechtold of Indiana Filmmakers Network, guest spoke and helped students narrow ideas
and construct details for this years student film competition. Best of luck to all teams!
Film Literature Festival T3 2018
The board finalized the website situation in staying with the current server for the next two years. The board will reopen it in a year and will look for a FREE non-profit opportunity. Discussed Google for Non-Profit as we have met the criteria in moving forward.
The board continued discussion on the IFN Fort Wayne about appointing HUB leaders. Various activities have been presented that the IFN is considering involvement. The Treasury presented the current financial state of IFN and the allocation of funds.
Indy Shorts International Filmfest
July 26 – 29, 2018
This is an Indiana Filmmakers Network exclusive offer to all our many IFN members and affiliates, as a way to help showcase and support great Indiana based short films, and as part of our ongoing partnership with the good people at Heartland Film.
IFN members can get 50% off their submission fees to Indy Shorts, by using code IFN50 at HeartlandFilmIndyShorts. Extended submissions deadline is April 26th, 2018. There will be an Indiana Spotlight shorts winner and a feature winner later in October.
Indy Shorts International Filmfest
presented by Heartland Film
Various topics covered the next phase for IFN for 2018. We discussed the dissolving of IFN Fort Wayne HUB leaders and where we go from here. The board conducted voting for President, Treasury and Secretary for the next calendar year.
The Indiana Arts Commission is offering a three-day intensive business skills and entrepreneurship training course.
The Course is built for creatives who are looking to rev up their business thinking, whether they are starting something new, looking to deepen their business understanding, or are at a professional crossroads
On-Ramp will give you new connections, a plan, coaching, and access to special funds to make it happen.
The course also provides certification that may serve as proof to investors that you’re ready to make things happen.
To learn more or to apply (spaces are limited) go to: http://www.in.gov/arts/onramp.htm
Registration ends March 1, 2018, 4:30 p.m. eastern time.
Looking for even more intensive international film making opportunity? Check out SMS 2018.
A few opportunities for filmmakers have passed by our desk, so we thought we’d share them with you. Let us know if you take part in any of these.
The Ocean Film Challenge asks filmmakers to submit a short documentary, 7 minutes or less, about on the impact humans have on the ocean and the actions individuals can take to save the human race from extinction. THE OCEANS FILM CHALLENGE WILL BE AWARDING a share of $1,500 in cash prizes + 2 airline tickets from SFO to Bali along with screenings at Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, AudFest and at the International Wildlife Film Festival. Submissions are due February 8th https://theaudienceawards.com/hatch/2018oceanfilmchallenge
Southwest Airlines is looking for stories with heart. In a video 3 minutes or less, they want to hear a traveler’s story. From reuniting with a loved one, to chasing a dream, to seeing the world from a new perspective. Southwest is giving away $9,400 worth of free flights! Submissions are due February 15th https://theaudienceawards.com/southwest-airlines/yourseatyourstoryvideopromotion
DELL is sponsoring another 8K film challenge! In 1 minute or less DELL wants to see outdoor adventures shot in stunning 8K. DELL will be awarding a share of $6,456 worth of DELL equipment to the top films! Submissions are due February 26th https://theaudienceawards.com/dell/dell8koutdooradventurecontest