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

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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.
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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

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.

Indiana Minority Business Magazine!

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.