• Let the Planning Begin

    July 14 - 24, 2016

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  • Opening Night Film & After Party

    Little Men

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  • Closing Night Film & After Party

    Morris From America

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10 Days (and nights) you won't want to miss this July!

July 14-24, 2016



OPENING NIGHT // Thursday, July 14 // The Toby

When 13-year-old Jake's (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father's old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake's parents Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) -- one, a struggling actor, the other, a psychotherapist -- ask Leonor to sign a new, steeper lease on her store. For Leonor, the proposed new rent is untenable, and a feud ignites between the adults. Our opening night festivities are presented by the fine folks at Just Pop In!



CLOSING NIGHT // Saturday, July 23 // The Toby

A heartwarming and crowd-pleasing coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin, Morris from America centers on Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas, in an incredible breakout performance) a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his single father, Curtis (Craig Robinson) to Heidelberg, Germany. Morris, who fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G., is a complete fish-out-of-water—a budding hip-hop star in an EDM world.



AWARDS NIGHT // Saturday, July 16 // The Toby

Two professional con artist sisters Lisa and Claire go on the run after being caught trying to steal a backhoe. They decide to lie low by assuming the identities of the owners of their escape vehicle and become The Wilding Sisters, guest stars of the Poet’s Poetry Society retreat in the depths of the Black Mountains. Awards Night is presented by Bandy Carroll Hellige!



Friday, July 22 at 7pm // The Toby

A story about the collision of the Old and New West, two brothers -- Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger -- come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land.



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Our Filmmakers Have All the Fun

2015 Indianapolis Motor Speedway All-Access Tour

The Indy Film Fest gives us a chance to show off our city to the visiting filmmakers. After all, they spend ten days exploring our streets and neighborhoods, eating in our restaurants and meeting the cast of characters who call Indianapolis home.

Last year, we thought it would be fun to arrange a private behind-the-scenes tour of one of our most iconic landmarks: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Wow, what an experience. We went everywhere in the Pagoda, learned about its rich history and even stopped to kiss the bricks. Here’s a taste of what this Indy Film Fest filmmaker experience was all about.

Who knows what we’ll do this year!

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Heather Hall

Heather Hall

VP Community Development / Sun King Brewery

"We love the Indy Film Fest. Every year, we see a significant impact from our sponsorship dollars and are proud of our partnership."

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Erin Schneider

Director / Film Indiana

“Partnering with the Indy Film Fest is an effective, not to mention, incredibly enjoyable way for our film office to reach local filmmakers, as well as filmmakers from all over the world. We look forward to their festival every year and all of the new opportunities it will bring to Indiana.”