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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.

Heartland Film & IFN: 50% OFF Indy Shorts Filmfest!

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

On Ramp

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:

Registration ends March 1, 2018, 4:30 p.m. eastern time.

Looking for even more intensive international film making opportunity? Check out SMS 2018.

Filmmaker Opportunities!

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

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

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

The Long Center for the Performing Arts presents: Buster Keaton’s “Steamboat Bill Jr.”

Friday, January 26th, 7:30 pm, $5 at the door, in Lafayette, Indiana – The Long Center for the Performing Arts presents: Buster Keaton’s “Steamboat Bill Jr.”

IFN members get to stay afterwards for an exclusive Q&A with award-winning organist Ken Double, plus a tour of the historic theater.

New Year! New Hub! Join Us! (Indianapolis Hub)

Join us for the Inaugural Meeting of the IFN Indy Hub in Fountain Square; thanks to our friends at Heartland Film!  Tuesday, January 30th 7pm-9pm

Learn all about IFN and how you can help shape Indiana’s creative community!

The night will kick off with a quick intro to IFN, followed by a discussion of the type of topics you would like to see in the coming year.

We will be looking for volunteers to help lead shape the future of this hub as well as the creative community.

Afterwards, we will have open networking so you can get to know your fellow creatives!

Indiana Filmmakers Network Inc. is a 501c3 non profit helping connect Indiana’s Creative Community.
Monthly IFN meetings are FREE and open to the public. Please join us!
You can learn more about IFN by attending one of free monthly meetings here.

After the meeting we will be heading over to Red Lion for drinks and revelry!

Tuesday, January 30th 7pm – 9pm
Heartland Film
1043 Virginia Ave, Ste 2
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Lafayette IFN – Kick Start The New Year!

Our first IFN Lafayette Hub meeting of 2018 will be held Thursday, January 18th, 7-9pm at the GQT Eastside 9 Theater. Help us celebrate the start of year NINE in Lafayette & year EIGHT at the theater, of the IFN Lafayette Hub – Indiana Filmmakers Network.

Want to help get more involved with IFN statewide or in your community? Now’s your chance! The night will kick off with elections for the Terre Haute IFN Hub for 2018, selecting new leaders, volunteers, board members, etc… then we will transition into a meet & greet, networking night to ease into the new year. We invite everyone to share all their creative plans for the new year and to discuss what they’d like to see at future IFN meetings for 2018. Are you looking for projects? Planning projects? Just curious about what the IFN is all about? We will devote this meeting to Kick-Starting 2018 in a positive direction. Please share this event and come join us!

Come vote and do your part to help shape Indiana’s creative community!

IFN ByLaws

(Meeting may be canceled due to weather.)

There is absolutely no charge and meetings are always open to the public. Our gatherings are open to all those who wish to participate: Actors, Models, Writers, Directors, Cinematographers, Artists, Photographers, Musicians, Make-up & Hair, Design, Fashion, etc. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to attend.

This event is for the Lafayette HUB of the Indiana Filmmakers Network, our meetings are held every 3rd Thursday of each month, at Goodrich Eastside 9 Theater, 7pm-9pm or until everyone chooses to leave.

January 18th – GQT Eastside 9 Theater @ 7pm
300 Farabee Drive North,
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 449-7469


IFN Evansville Meeting #66: Comedy Tonight and Elections!

Join us for IFN Evansville Hub – Indiana Filmmakers Network‘s first fabulous meeting of 2018, January 16th, 7-9pm at Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library – Central Library in downtown Evansville. As always, IFN meetings are free and open to the public.

Want to help get more involved with IFN statewide or just in your community? Now’s your chance! The night will kick off with elections for the IFN Evansville Hub for 2018, selecting new leaders, volunteers, board members, etc…

Then please help us welcome Mark Dessauer, as he presents “Comedy Tonight”, a detailed look at the structure, elements, and techniques for writing comedy for film and stage.

Mark Dessauer is an actor, writer, teacher, director, and producer. He has written two award-winning comedy shorts and has written two other as of yet produced comedy shorts.

Come out and become an IFN member, vote and do your part to help shape Indiana’s creative community!

IFN ByLaws

January 16th – Central Library @ 7pm.
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
200 SE Martin Luther King Jt Blvd, Evansville, Indiana 47713