Indy Film Fest


Clear your calendars. May has arrived.

Posted by Lisa Trifone

Kind of hard to believe just how busy the month of May is here at the Indy Film Fest, especially when we're just a couple months away from our annual film festival. Nothing like keeping those social calendars filled up!

Read on for all the details on what we've got going this month. From parties to screenings to environmentally-friendly community days, we've got you covered.

Monday, May 1 - 3p, to be exact :: The 2012 FOR FLICK'S SAKE fundraiser officially ends on Tuesday afternoon. We've successfully met our funding goal, and we can't thank you enough for that. Haven't gotten in on the ticket deals yet? Make a backing by 3p and you'll get in on the effort. What's more, back the Festival and you'll get access to a discounted membership at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. And rest assured, every penny raised goes right back into making the festival awesome.  Back now

Sunday, May 6 :: in partnership with Earth House Collective, we're excited to help present FRESH, a documentary screening as part of Food Independence Day presented by Head out to this community hub for a day of speakers and local food, then stick around for the film that makes the point that healty, local eating is attainable for us all. Watch the trailer | Learn more

Thursday, May 10 :: our first ever Spring Film Series continues with ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, screening 7pm at Earth House. A slow burn, this Turkish film follows a police crew searching for a dead body in the countryside. The search proves more of a journey for the men involved, however, as the culprit leading them to the body is fuzzy about the exact location. Watch the trailer | Get tickets

Friday, May 11 :: Perhaps the most anticipated event of the year - besides the festival, of course! - the Bigger Picture Show returns for the third annual gallery review of movie posters re-imagined by local designers. This year, join us for music, drinks, food truck bites and a silent auction where you could take one of these unique pieces home with you that very night! RSVP on Facebook

Saturday & Sunday, May 19 - 20 :: The perfect way to kick off the summer of arts experiences is at the Broad Ripple Art Fair, a two-day extravaganza of artists and arts organizations, including the Indy Film Fest this year. Come by and snag something new for your wall and say hello to us while you're there. Get tickets

Wednesday, May 23 :: Sponsored by the Consulate General of Canada and in partnership with the Indianapolis Museum of Art, we're proud to present a screening of INDIE GAME: The Movie, the 2012 Sundance Film Festival officially selection about the blood, sweat and tears it takes to create a video game. Watch the trailer | Get tickets

Thursday, May 24 :: The 2012 Spring Film Series wraps up with a screening of the bad-ass buddy flick BELLFLOWER. Complete with a Mad Max style ride and a love story that'll tear you up, this 2011 SXSW official selection wraps up the series on a high note. Watch the trailer | Get tickets

Friday, May 25 :: Our new program, The Nooner, continues over the lunch hour. Join us for a selection of short films that are a great break in your busy day. Grab a bite at the Earth House cafe and wrap up one of our busiest months to date with a little bit of afternoon delight.

There you have it - a whole month of Indy Film Fest goodness, out there for the enjoying. We'll see you at the movies!


Have your people call our people.

Posted by Lisa Trifone

You guys. We have PEOPLE.

I am so happy to formally announce that Bandy Carrol Hellige is our official public relations partner for the 2012 Indy Film Fest.

BCH is a full-service Indianapolis and Louisville-based advertising, marketing and PR agency serving brands like Simon Property Group and McDonald's. In a true testament to the importance we place on the relationships we're building through a shared experience around film,  BCH joins an already strong group of festival partners.

What's most impressive about this new connection is the potential to bring what you already know - all the awesome movie goodness we make happen in Indianapolis - to even bigger, broader audiences who'll love what we do but just don't know it yet. Expect to see more from our filmmakers, too, as our partners at BCH prioritize giving these incredible artists the recognition in the press that they deserve.

Please join us in welcoming Bandy Carroll Hellige and their talented team to the Indy Film Fest family!


Looking for a great experience? Inquire within.

Posted by Lisa Trifone

As you may've heard already, the Indy Film Fest is an all-volunteer organization. Every one of us works our tookus off because, well, it's worth it.

We're gearing up for the 2012 festivities, and that means all hands on deck. We're specifically seeking two strong interns to help in with our operations and marketing efforts. Do you have what it takes? Here's a few ways to tell:

You love films, but love getting things done more.

True, we're all huge movie buffs here at the festival. But in order to present the most exciting events and parties possible, we work hard and on deadline. We have regular meetings and ongoing conversations; we live and die by our inboxes - both email and texts - and we hold each other highly accountable for those projects and tasks that need doing. Because if we don't make it happen...well, it doesn't happen.

You're available odd-ish hours.

Because we're all making the festival happen in our off hours, our work usually happens in the evening, on weekends or, sometimes if we're awake enough, early morning coffee meet-ups. Your availability is similar to this, or at least aligns here and there. Could be the perfect opportunity to hold a part-time job while rocking it out at a grass-roots arts org, too. We're happy to set a flexible schedule so that you can keep your calendar in order.

You operate well on auto-pilot, and play well with others, too.

The time in-between events, screenings and meetings is essentially, as our second grade teacher called it, independent work time. You'll have a list of tasks and projects, and we'll count on you to jump in and knock them into the Done pile. You'll have a chance to jump on new or underdeveloped projects, too, because that's the kind of take-charge person you are. And when the time comes, you're as good with the group work as you are on your own.

Right now, we're primarily seeking a Marketing & Design Intern and an Operations Intern. These positions would begin as soon as this month, and could run through August, pending your availability. While most weeks would require roughly 6 - 10 hours of work, that commitment ramps up as the Festival approaches in July.

Sound like you're the right person for the job? We can't wait to meet you. Send a resume and brief cover letter to us today!