Indy Film Fest


Gettin’ snap-happy

Posted by Lisa Trifone

We're looking for a few good men (and women!) who fancy themselves shutterbugs. Are you looking to build your portfolio and check out the hottest film festival in the Midwest?

We'd love to give you the chance to hone your skills and help us capture the 2010 Indy Film Fest for posterity - from Opening Night to our day of Best Of screenings on July 25, we want the whole thing documented. And we need your help to do it.

If you're interested in being a volunteer photographer with the Indy Film Fest, fill out our Media Form (put Photographer in the "media outlet" field) and we'll be in touch. You bring the camera and the eye for framing a shot and we'll provide the all-access pass you need to get the best angles possible.

Any questions? Drop a note to info AT indyfilmfest DOT org

And we'll see you on the other side of the lens.


Something to talk about

Posted by Lisa Trifone

The gears have totally shifted into motion over here at Indy Film Fest HQ, and it's super exciting to see all the buzz that the recent announcements are generating.

Are you following us on Twitter? That scene is a blast these days - ticket giveaways, daily featured films and some great filmmakers and film fans to follow.

What's even better is seeing the city and film audiences get as stoked about what we're up to as we are. Just today, I discovered this little post from filmmaker Jill Carter - sounds like she's looking forward to getting back to Indy for screenings of her short film Ninety-one.

We're working on getting the events posted on all the local and regional events calendars, but looks like the folks at beat us to it - thanks for the great write up! And they're right - the All Access Pass IS the best way to go - unlimited movies, the best parties, and always being on the right side of the red carpet!

Finally, check out the coverage we snagged at Indianapolis ORG Magazine - they call out the events around town adding an international flair to the Circle City. Why thank you, that's exactly what we try to do! Magazine highlights PAULISTA, a stellar Brazilian film about three lives intersecting in a single apartment building.

We'll keep you posted on all the buzz we discover - are you talking about the fest? Let us know!


The 2010 Fest – Off Beat. On Target.

Posted by Lisa Trifone

Is there really a better way to put it? This year's list of over 100 films is quirky. Goofy. Experimental. Sentimental. Innovative. Evocative. Basically, they hit the bullseye.

Whether you like your film home grown or imported from a far; whether you're looking for something that'll make you laugh or make you think - whatever you like in your movies, we've got it this year. It's a line-up that's as diverse as it is approachable and as impressive as it is intimate.

Check out the whole thing online now. Here's a quick breakdown:

112 total films, including special events like The Wildest Dream on Tuesday, July 20. Natasha Richardson's last film, it's the story of the mountain climbers who try to tame Mt. Everest.

21 different countries featured in this year's festival films, including Latvia, Czech Republic, Finland, Nepal, Switzerland and Belguim.

Dozens of films featured in festivals like Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Slamdance, Nashville, Seattle, Sarasota and more - all brought to your back door right here in Indianapolis. It's our pleasure, really.

Over 50 films making their Midwest Premiere, having never been seen before in this region. That's right - find them right here in Indy, July 15 - 25.

3 World Premieres - the first time these amazing movies have screened for any audience anywhere, including Everyone Says I Look Just Like Her, a film by Ryan Balas.

Watch this space for even more of what's featured at the 2010 Indy Film Fest, like the captivating family drama from Finland, Twisted Roots, or the best way to spend an hour this summer, with our shorts program One Hour, Ten Films.

We'll be blogging from now through the festival, giving you yet one more way to get closer to the festival than ever before. It may be a board member or a festival volunteer or even just a member of our audience who've got a thing or two to say - whomever chimes in, chances are you'll enjoy the read.


IIFF 2010 is Live!

Posted by Michael Tressler

The new website is up and so is this new addition to the site. IIFF Live will bring you the latest news, insider tidbits, videos, opinions, and thoughts relating to the Indianapolis International Film Festival.

So be sure to check it often for updates.