Indy Film Fest

6Feb/140

An Indy Film Fest Feast For All The Senses

Posted by Craig Mince

Hello Indy,

As I sit in my kitchen looking out my dinning room window I see nothing but snow…snow…snow. Frankly I’m tired of it! This winter has been one of the toughest I’ve seen in my 36 years on this planet.

Thankfully over the last few months my focus and gaze has been firmly fixated on the Spring. A time when the snow FINALLY melts, the little woodland creatures peek their tiny heads out from hibernation and when we at the Indy Film Fest celebrate food!

Last year we decided to take our Spring Film Series and try something new with it--a concept that has been done before but with a special Indy Film Fest twist: dinner and a movie. It was such a smash success we sold out all four shows! Indy spoke, so we listened and the Spring Series is back for 2014 and better than ever, complete with a new name.

Indy, we would like to introduce you to Film to Fork!

Film to Fork is a celebration of food films, food inspired by film, foodies who love film, filmies who love food, foodies who love food and film, filmies who love film and food, foodies who love filmies…oh ok now I’m confused!

Basically we are pairing amazing food-centric films with amazing meals that compliment those films, and boy do we have a lineup that does this subject matter justice.

March 6 = FARMCITY (World Premiere) & AN INDIANA FARM TO FORK CELEBRATION: THE JOSEPH DECUIS STORY 
With a very special meal to be prepared by the world renowned Joseph Decuis! Click here to buy your tickets!

March 20 = LE CHEF (COMME UN CHEF) 
With a French themed meal prepared by the chefs at MBP catering! Click here to buy your tickets!

April 3 = SOMM
With a wine themed meal prepared by the chefs at MBP catering! Click here to buy your tickets!

April 17 = TASTING MENU (MENU DEGUSTACIO)
Our friends at MBP have crafted a small plate inspired meal that will leave you wishing they were just a bit bigger plates! Click here to buy your tickets!

Thanks to support from the Efroymson Family Fun and the Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University we are able to offer this series at the beautiful Cook Theatre at the Indiana Landmark Center this year.

Tickets for this year’s lineup are just $35 dollars and include the meal, a glass of wine and the movie! In an effort to deliver the best meal and service standard for each of these events, tickets will need to be purchased in advance the Friday prior to the screening date.

Hugs and Kisses,

Craig Mince

3Feb/141

Indy Film Fest Awarded $25,000 from Efroymson Family Fund

Posted by Craig Mince

Friday, January 31, 2014
Contact :: Beth George // Email :: bgeorge@bch.com // Phone :: 317.407.2921

Indianapolis, IN— The Indianapolis International Film Festival (Indy Film Fest) recently received $25,000 from the Efroymson Family Fund, a donor-advised fund that is bestowed by the Central Indiana Community Foundation.

The Efroymson family left the Efroymson Family Fund as a charitable commitment in 1998. The purpose of the Fund is to promote sustainability of Indianapolis, and to date the fund has awarded more than $70 million.

Indy Film Fest received this grant due to its continued efforts to create and explore innovative approaches for engaging and reaching new arts audiences, not just during the 10-day festival each July, but year-round. Indy Film Fest will use these funds to supplement two of its most popular programs—Roving Cinema and Spring Series.

Roving Cinema takes the traditional movie-going experience to unique locations in and around Indianapolis—this season’s line-up includes screenings at the Indianapolis Star headquarters and the IUPUI soccer field—while the Spring Series pairs food-driven films with customized menus for a unique “dinner and a movie” experience. This year’s Spring Series will take place at the Indiana Landmarks Center and will be presented in partnership with the Indy Food Council.

“The Festival’s mission is to create a shared experience around film, and we take pride in using our films to highlight some of the diverse venues Indianapolis has to offer,” said Craig Mince, Indy Film Fest board president. “The Efroymson Family Fund will allow us to continue to keep growing our year round programming while keeping the costs to our guests at a minimum.”

The $25,000 from the Efroymson Family Fund is the second major grant that Indy Film Fest has received in the last year. Indy Film Fest was also the recipient of the inaugural $10,000 5x5 Grant from the Central Indiana Community Foundation.

For more information and a complete list of programming, go to www.indyfilmfest.org.

About the Indy Film Fest
A non-profit, all-volunteer organization, the Indy Film Fest has quickly grown into one of the Midwest’s fastest-growing and most-watched film festivals. Now in its eleventh year, the Indy Film Fest seeks to create a shared experience around film by championing movies that entertain, challenge and expand perspectives in Indianapolis and beyond. This exciting year of creativity and collaboration will culminate with a ten-day film festival in July. For more info, visit http://indyfilmfest.org.