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The Indiana Filmmakers Network works to facilitate dialogue among film and video makers in the state of Indiana. We endeavor to foster a creative community that provides support, camaraderie and resources to those working to see their visions become reality. Our gatherings are open to all with Hoosier connections who wish to participate.


First They Came For...

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Written by Thomas Johnson Saturday, 17 November 2007 00:00

Kate Chaplin's HDV short entitled "First They Came For..." was filmed on Nov. 15 & 17. Production stills can be found at .


Inspired by the poem by the Reverend Martin Niemoller, this short film is set in a not-so-distant future where a nondescript regime takes away various discriminated groups out of everday situations where they are creating no crime, all the while our narrator watches this injustice happen and struggles between standing up and saving himself.

Please visit Karmic Courage at for the latest info on the production!


April Bloomington IFN Meeting

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Written by Chuck Budreau Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:13

Hello fellow IFN folks! Our apologies for the delay in the announcement of the April meeting, but the end of semester tie-ups have been "fun".

Please join us for our April meeting where we will be discussing "Directing Talent from Behind the Camera." Russell McGee will lead you through open directing scenes and introduce you to terminology and methods of speaking and working with your talent. This will give you a starting place to enable you to learn how to work collaboratively with an actor and minimize creative differences that come from breakdowns in communication.

Bloomington Chapter meets the last Tuesday of each month (except December) at 7PM at the IU Innovation Center, room 105, 2719 East 10th street, Bloomington, IN



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Written by Thomas Johnson Thursday, 14 February 2008 23:26



The film production incentives bill, HEA 1388, vetoed by Governor Mitch Daniels at the close of the 2007 session, has been overridden by the Senate by a vote of 36-11. The bill becomes law July 1, 2008.

It's been a long five year effort. But Indiana finally Indiana has some reasonable incentives that will help us grow businesses, attract new business and provide more young people with reasons to stay in or come
back to Indiana.  Hell, the next movie set in Indiana might even get made in Indiana!

A great deal of folks deserve thanks ... but in the interest of brevity, I'll mention just a few here. First and foremost, the legislators who believed in our industry need to be recognized.

Sen. Jeff Drozda of Westfield has been carrying this bill for the four years he's been in the Senate. Rep. Jerry Denbo is no longer in the House, but his groundwork was key. Rep. Peggy Welch of Bloomington has been our lead torchbearer in the House this session; she was monitoring things and talking with her friends in the Senate constantly in the last days.

Nothing happens without an effective advocacy presence. Brian Hasler of Beebe Scherrer, our lobbyist/friend, working tirelessly and effectively. The huge majorities we've gotten in both chambers both on the original vote in 2007 and the overrides this year are indicative of the goodwill Brian has engendered throughout his career on both sides of the aisle.

And most importantly, thanks to all of you who wrote your Senators.  I know they were getting the message.  It doesn't take a lot of contacts for legislators to know people are paying attention, and they got the emails thick and furious this week.

Challenges await for Indiana's production industry, but opportunities like we've never had before await.


Evansville IFN One Year Anniversary Meeting

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Written by Chuck Budreau Sunday, 17 February 2013 19:45

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7pm. Our new location, Harbor Bay, we will be welcoming new members and coordinating last minute details for the 2013 Oscar party. Harbor Bay 4706 E Morgan Ave Evansville, IN 47715

We'll be discussing screen writing for film, with special guest John Cosper (“This Would Make A Great Movie”).


Sarah Mynett's "Riley's Story" at IIFF

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Written by Thomas Johnson Thursday, 24 April 2008 21:41

RILEY'S STORY, a short documentary about a four-year-old girl with a mitochondrial
disease, will be showing this month at the Indianapolis International Film Festival.
The film, directed by Sarah Mynett (Writer/Co-director, In the Blue) is part of the
film festivals’ POWER OF CHILDREN program. The first screening will be shown on
Saturday 24th April at 1:45pm.RILEY’S STORY was recently given an honorable mention
at the 2008 Really Big Short Film Festival.
The festival runs from April 23-May 3, 2008 at the Landmark Keystone Arts Theatre
located in the Keyston 'Fashion' Mall in Indianapolis. For more information
regarding screenings, visit

January 8th Indiana Filmmakers Network Meeting - 2013!

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Written by Chuck Budreau Wednesday, 02 January 2013 15:38

The Indianapolis Chapter of the Indiana Filmmakers Network will meet Tuesday January 8th at 7:00pm at the Hamilton 16 IMAX. What are your plans for 2013? Please come and share your up coming productions with us. We will be revealing our plans for IFN in 2013 and asking for your feedback.

Anyone interested in film making is encouraged to attend.

13825 Norell Rd, Noblesville, Indiana 46060
  • Tuesday, January 8, 2013
  • 7:00pm until 10:00pm

2008 Indy Awards Lineup Announced!

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Written by Thomas Johnson Wednesday, 13 August 2008 09:09

The INDY Awards is a one-night film festival celebrating Indiana films & filmmakers.  Through this festival, Hoosier audiences get a look at some great films being made in their own backyards and the filmmakers get new and enthusiastic audiences for their films.

IFS is proud to announce the official festival lineup for 2008! Thanks to all the filmmakers for their submissions. We received over double last year's total. The dozen films accepted into the festival include projects filmed from as far away as Prague and British Columbia and as close as Anderson and Greenfield. We feel certain you'll enjoy this year's crop of Hoosier talent.

Complete festival and film details are listed below.


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