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Starbase Indy- Thanksgiving Weekend – November 23rd-25th, 2018

Please join us at the premiere sci-fi convention in the entire mid-west, Starbase Indy… Where we are proud to present IFN member and Hoosier writer, director, and promoting powerhouse, Demetrius Witherspoon! Demetrius will be on hand throughout the convention at his DV Entertainment booth, as well as presenting a number of panels with some very special guests.

Take a trek to find us lurking in the background, as Indiana Filmmakers Network engages attendees of this years out of this world event, and cheering on multiple area creatives, workshops, and organizations.  *USE DISCOUNT CODE “SUBMERGE” FOR BADGES*

Panel One – Writing and Creating a Sci-Fi Universe for Film
Saturday, November 24th – Main Bridge,  4pm – 4:50pm

 Panel Two – How I Created and Marketed a Sci-Fi Film on a Budget

Saturday, November 24th – Astrophysics,  9pm – 9:50pm

Starbase Indy is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to the advancement of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education while also working to eliminate prejudice and discrimination. Pursuing this through a yearly presentation of lectures and programs as inspired by the vision of Gene Roddenberry as shown in the Star Trek franchise. Part of their mission is to support the advancement of STEM education and address prejudice which is represented in their efforts to, “inspire”, attendees with entertaining activities and sensational media guests, beyond the specifically educational programming.

For more information, please visit – www.starbaseindy.org

Wyndham, Indianapolis West
2544 Executive Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana 46242

Heartland International Film Festival and Indy Shorts International Film Festival Open 2019 Call for Entries

Indy Shorts International Film Festival is an Academy Award®-qualifying film festival in both the Live Action and Documentary short film categories, solely focused on the art of shorts films, 40 minutes or shorter in length.

Indy Shorts will be hosted at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. The winners of Indy Shorts will earn the right to encore screenings at the feature-focused Heartland International Film Festival in October. All eligible Indiana Spotlight filmmakers can submit for free now through the early-bird deadline and after that fees are half that of the standard submission prices!

The Heartland International Film Festival invites feature-length (41 minutes+) narrative, documentary, and animated films to officially submit for programming consideration, now through early-July at FilmFreeway.com and Withoutabox.com.

Short films can be submitted for consideration to Indy Shorts now through early-May exclusively via submitt.

Circle City Film Festival – September 27th-29th, 2018

First Annual Circle City Film Fest is “Designed with Indies in Mind,” the CCFF emerges as a platform designed to promote diversity through the art of independent film. Our goal is to encourage the development of creative arts throughout Indiana and the Midwest. The inaugural Circle City Film Festival celebrates the art of filmmaking with film screenings, informative panels, workshops, awards, and amazing networking opportunities. Created on the foundation of inclusion, CCFF strongly encourages women and people of color to submit their work

IFN board members will be among many outstanding individuals on the “Actor Workshop”, “Women in Media”  panel, and “Monologue Competition” on Friday, September 28th and part of the “Actor’s Roundtable” and “Art of Filmmaking” panel, Saturday, September 29th. Plus many IFN members and representatives will be showing their films, sitting on panels, and making their way around this fabulous three-day event in Indianapolis’s Southside at the Georgetown Cinemas.

Georgetown Cinemas
3898 Lafayette Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46254
United States

Click on the image below to go to their website or go to filmindiana.com website.

FILM LINEUP and AFTER PARTY

Hoosierdance International Film Festival -September 13th-15th, 2018

The Fourth Annual event in Kokomo, Indiana, takes its final bow featuring 40+ films from across Indiana and the World.
This small Indiana Film Festival has continued to be an active contributor in Howard County, bringing attention to Film and the Cinematic Arts in Downtown Kokomo, Indiana.
IFN will be in attendance to bid farewell to those at “Film For Thought”, on all their hard work over the past four years.
Click on the image below to go to their website or go to their facebook page.

 

FILMLIST

 

INDIANA FILM RACE 2018

3 TEAMS, 5 DAYS OF FILMING, 1 WINNER – Sept 26

Indiana Film Race is a unique production experience made into a competition of filmmakers creating stories that they will have to film in 5 select counties in West Central Indiana. There will be 3 teams, filming over 5 days in those select counties, a race to produce the best short film with a grand prize of $10,000.

Indiana Film Race 2018

FILM 765, LLC is proud to introduce an original reality-based film race that will spotlight three filmmaking teams that will have five days to shoot a short film (10-15 minutes including credits), as they travel through five counties in West Central Indiana, focusing on selected areas approved by each county through their Visitor’s Centers, Indiana Tourism, and Film Indiana. The purpose of this competition is two-fold — The primary goal is to promote movie making in Indiana by exposing our viewers to the incredible destination locations available for film production in Indiana. The second is to showcase film talent to our viewers via a television distribution agreement.

OPENING CEREMONY – Lafayette – Sept. 26, 2018
INDIANA FILM RACE – Sept. 27 – Oct 1, 2018
CLOSING/AWARDS CEREMONY – Greencastle – Sunday, Nov. 6, 2018

For more information, please visit
www.indianafilmrace.com

Follow the race on Instagram: Indiana.film765

Indiana Film Race Map

2018 Carmel Film Forum- Focus On Filmmaking -August 4, 2018 and August 11, 2018

IFN will be presenting at the Carmel Film Forum.

The 2018 Carmel Film Forum: Focus On Filmmaking will feature screenwriting workshops designed to develop screenwriting skills for writers at any skill level. The workshop will be held at the Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Ave SE, Carmel, IN 46032. The events will take place over the course of two weekends, August 4, 2018 and August 11, 2018, allowing ample time for writers to learn format, receive and complete a simple assignment, receive feedback and polish the assignment for performance. For more information and register click here.

IFN BLOOMINGTON – New State Reps & Hub Leaders

Joining the ever growing IFN, we would like to welcome new leaders that help bring the Bloomington community to prominence
Andrew Davis, Laura Ivins and Barbara Ann O’ Leary.  The open and free meetings with be August 9th, 2018 (second Thursday of every month) as voting / elections are made official.
Also,  the IFN is also excited in Jose Mendez joining the Northwest IFN group.  He will help facilities the Hub and Facebook support.

IFN Board Meeting – June 24th, 2018

The meeting attendance included:  James Wallace Jr, Nathan Bechtold, Glen Bratt, Terry Shepard, Jose Mendez, Eric Bumpus, Laura Ivins, Rick Lang, Eric Crosby and Andrew Davis.

Discussion included promoting the IFN meeting platform through various programs.  The mention of a Grant writer was brought up with plans in establishing this position.  The Heartland Short Film Festival was covered with the IFN support (part of a running panel).   The board discussed about next year programs which includes a Google Çity, being developed by Jarrod Moschner (Treasury Board Member).  The Indianapolis Hub mentioned establishing speakers from July to years end.  Also, more improvement in better meeting experiences.  Bloomington Hub are brain storming future events.