Recently, we shared an article on twitter on what it takes to run a festival. We always hopes it FEELS like magic, but the truth is, there's a lot of prep going on behind the scenes. A gazillion moving parts. Hundreds of volunteer hours. Venue contracts. Equipment rental. Printing costs...
This year, we're starting off our membership drive as a kickstarter. We invite you to be a part of our little festival: become a backer here.
We'll add it up with all of the others to create one deliciously amazing film festival, right here in Indy at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. And when you come to the fest this summer, you'll know you own a little piece of it. And a big hunk of our gratitude.
The gratitude comes with each gift, but we've also cooked up a whole host of perks for various levels. We're offering up everything from movie passes to a reserved seat in the theatre for the duration of the festival. Fancy stuff.
Please join us by giving, asking your friends to donate and shouting out the good word to help us reach our goal of $4,000!
We're counting down the days until our next Roving Cinema event. Indy Film Fest will be bringing our big screen to the Eiteljorg on Feb 17 for a screening of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Get your tickets in advance here.
Five reasons why this is going to be awesome:
- The Eiteljorg is an amazing building. If you've never been, you're in for a real treat. It houses one of the best Native American and Western art collections in the world. That's right, THE WORLD. (We're so lucky in Indy, aren't we?)
- This is only one of the best westerns EVER.
- You're supporting the Indy Film Fest with your ticket purchase. Events like this allow us to continue bringing awesome film experiences to you.
- There will be beer.
- No one will look at you funny if you wear your cowboy hat and spurs.
Check out the trailer, gunslingers, This is gonna be one heck of a show.
We're in the middle of our search for the best independent and international films out there to feature at the 2011 Indianapolis International Film Festival in July. It's 10 days that bring to Indianapolis all the compelling and entertaining cinema that otherwise might not make it to the screen in the Circle City.
While our early deadline has passed (and we're seeing some great films come our way!), maybe you're not convinced yet - maybe you're not sure about sending your film our way for consideration. Allow me to offer a few thoughts (five, actually) on why we'd love it if you did.
We are chugging away with plans for 2011. Of course, we think it will be the best fest yet. Until then, we invite you to relive our past. Check out a recap of all that rocked in 2010, cut together by our own Michael Tressler.
If you went to the festival, what did you like? Or not like? Please do tell us before we finalize our plans for the year. Your feedback, encouragement and constructive criticism are all appreciated!