River Bend Film Festival 2019 -May 2-4, 2019 – Goshen, Indiana


Come join the River Bend Film Festival as it celebrates it’s 16th year of showcasing independent cinema from around the globe – Thursday, May 2 to Saturday, May 4 in beautiful downtown Goshen. During May First Fridays, enjoy a taste of the film festival with free activities in downtown businesses including receptions with filmmakers, short films, workshops, music, and more!

The Indiana Filmmakers Network will be in attendance, sitting on panels, and networking!

Thursday, May 2 | 6 – midnight
The festival kicks off with an opening reception for filmmakers at 6 p.m. After mingling with filmmakers, enjoy an evening of cinematic entertainment including both short and feature-length independent films.

Friday, May 3 | 10 a.m. – midnight
Workshops, short films, receptions, and music fill the day with ample opportunities to enjoy great cinematography and learn about filmmaking.

Saturday, May 4 | 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Goshen packs as much filmmaking as possible into this final day of the festival. Demonstrations, workshops, music, awards, and of course, films, conclude the event.

Details are at

International Mobile Film Festival -April 27-28, 2019 – San Diego, California


The Indiana Filmmakers Network has partnered with the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, California – IFN president, Nathan Bechtold will be in attendance helping with panels, promoting Hoosier based films, and presenting our submissions from the IFN Three Minutes or Less Mobile Film Challenge.

The International Mobile Film Festival, a pioneer in the smartphone filmmaking industry, is celebrating its 10 Year Anniversary and will be held Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th at the lovely Marina Village – San Diego’s Premier Conference Center.

Only films shot with mobile phones qualify to participate. Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28, 2019 (10am 9pm). More information on the IMFF website.

Facebook: @MobilFilmFestival
Instagram: @MobileFilmSD


SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking:
The Voice of Mobile Film™

Learn Filmmaking in Europe: Summer Media Studio 2019

In collaboration with Indiana Filmmakers Network (IFN) and Pigasus Pictures, Studio Nethercott is thrilled to announce Learn Filmmaking in Europe: Summer Media Studio 2019.

SMS Promotional Video (Footage and photos from SMS 2018)
Article on IFN website by the 2018 participants from Indiana

SMS 2019 APPLICATION Deadline: May 1, 2019 (please complete ASAP)

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me with questions! Paul Nethercott, SMS 2019 Producer/Tutor
Cell Phone: 317-324-6601 Email:

For more in-depth information, please check here.

LaFF-VIN (Laughter Film Festival Vincennes Indiana) – August 23-24, 2019




August 23-24, 2019 – Red Skelton Performing Arts Center

The LaFF-VIN Film Festival, part of the The Red Skelton Museum in Vincennes, Indiana, exists to show that filmmakers are still making wholesome comedy films today, clean comedy with silly characters and physical comedy. Looking for family friendly films without curse words, gore, and sexual situations. Does not have to be a new film.

50% off entry fee to IFN members ClemFarm.

The Victory International Film Festival -September 12-14, 2019 – Evansville, Indiana

The Victory International Film Festival will be held from September 12-14 in Evansville, Indiana. Our mission for attendees is to provide a fun and engaging experience that celebrates film and the community of Evansville. Filmmakers will enjoy our $3500 in prizes and the opportunity to have their films screen in venues across our revitalized downtown district.

The opening gala will be held at the historic Victory Theatre, a 1900 seat facility built in 1921 in the heart of the city, on Thursday evening. On Friday and Saturday attendees will view films from around the region, the country, and the world. Venues include the Old National Public Theatre, Innovation Pointe, and the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana.

Showcasing films that might not otherwise have an opportunity to screen in the Evansville, Indiana market. Hoping to educate and entertain filmmakers and students by presenting workshops, screenings, and other opportunities to meet and network with others in the industry and to bring an audience to those films.Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the festival will go to restoring the original sign that used to hang on the Victory at the corner of NW 6th Street & Main.

The Indiana Filmmakers Network will be in attendance, sitting on panels, and networking!

Submissions are open now through the end of July. Early Bird Deadline May 1st!
Go to for more information.

Reel connection: Indiana group helps filmmakers build careers

Hiring Hoosiers

In February, the Indiana Filmmakers Network was part of a pre-Oscars special interview – joining us for our IFN state focus meeting were many of our amazing IFN members, partners, and supporters including – Demetrius Witherspoon, Sara Kolenda, James Moriarty, Paul Nethercott, and others.

Hiring Hoosiers is an initiative from Indianapolis RTV6 News that works to connect Hoosiers to employment opportunities, career development resources, training programs and educational paths.

Reel connection- Indiana group helps film makers

For more information on the Hiring Hoosiers initiative:


IFN Board Meeting – Q1 on 03/03/19

The first quarter meeting took place on 03/03/19 with the IFN state board, Hub Leaders and State Representatives.  Here is a powerpoint of items discussed.  An audio dictation will remain on file, that will be made available.


  • Introduction of all attending IFN board, HUB and State Rep.
  • Evansville discusses about more growth in IFN Evansville, Workshops, etc.
  • Submission of official signing agreement for all board members
  • Discussion on IFN website and making if work better
  • Posting Google drive and access for resource material (for only who have signed agreement)
  • Insuring in cataloging all financial contributions
  • Formal election of State Board: Nathan Bechtold (President), Jarrod Moschner (Treasury) and James Wallace Jr (Secretary). Responsibilities of Secretary being rearranged, including communications. Redefined at a later meeting.
  • Announcement of updated ByLaws
  • Delaying the formation of various committees (Grants, Communication, etc) with the exception for the Steering Committee) til Q3
  • Going over a list in the assurance of all PayPal receipts
  • Issues about creating facebook pages in connection with IFN

State Holiday Party 2018

It’s time to celebrate the holiday season and connect will fellow creatives from across Indiana. Please join Indiana Filmmakers NetworkIndiana MakersIndiana OriginalsPodcast IndyIndyAdobe, and many others TBA for a night of Fun, Friends, and Free Stuff.

Cyberia Makerspace – Indianapolis, Indiana
Saturday, December 22nd, 7-10pm

Free food and drink sponsored by: Indiana Filmmakers Network and Tropical Squirrel Productions LLC – Desserts and food items will be on hand, but more food items are always welcome.

Great giveaways and door prizes from Indiana Filmmakers Network, IndyAdobe, Podcast Indy, Film IndianaGoodrich Quality TheatersSAG-AFTRADV EntertainmentHeartland FilmCinema Center, The Box – Media Studio, and more TBA. (If you’d like to contribute, please let us know!)

Please come early as parking may be limited yet easily accessible, and very near interstate 465. Be prepared to renew IFN memberships, order shirts, and signup to win those prizes and giveaways. Like and share this event with others.

We want to give a huge thank you to our hosts this year, Cyberia Makerspace, their amazing staff, crew, and members.

Cyberia Makerspace
6800 E 30th St
Indianapolis, Indiana