Indy Film Fest

14Oct/110

Getting Crafty

Posted by Sara McGuyer

Everyone recognizes the Oscar statue. Awards and film just go hand in hand. Indy Film Fest gives out awards too - but this year we learned the marble trophies we'd been using for years were no longer available. With the old style being discontinued, we decided to mix things up. The idea was to create hand-crafted awards to reflect the personal style of our featured films. Here's the result:

2011 Indy Film Fest Awards
The award art work was silk-screened onto actual birch paper, which absorbed the ink in unexpectedly cool ways. Each award turned out a little different from the next — a one-of-a-kind memento from the 2011 Festival. After adding a simple frame to commemorate the recognition, these festival trophies are ready to hang with their new filmmaker friends.

Huge thanks to our creative partner, Lodge Design for dreaming these up and making it happen!

5May/110

Classic Film Posters Re-Imagined

Posted by Sara McGuyer

Last year, the Big Picture Picture Show was one of my favorite events of the year. A whole slew of Indy's best designers and illustrators mingled with art and movie lovers in a packed house at Big Car in an atmosphere that I can only describe as electric. This year it's going to be BIGGER, so we've renamed it... wait for it... The Bigger Picture Show! We're adding a dj and setting up shop in what's sure to be one of Indy's hippest new spots.

Indy Film Fest and Lodge Design present the second annual Bigger Picture Show, featuring nearly 40 local designers re-imagining their very favorite movie posters from every genre and generation. Hosted at Big Car’s latest space, The Service Center will be alive with art, music (provided by Twinpeaks) and a cash bar to complete the evening. Our good friends at YelpIndy will also be on the scene with their soon-to-be-famous Yelpcorn (aka popcorn).

Friday, May 13 | 7:30 p.m.
The Service Center, 3900 Lafayette Road (just north of 38th Street)
Entry is free, but you can RSVP here.

As if the party isn’t reason enough to come by, every poster – professionally printed and framed – will be up for sale. Want a unique piece of movie art in your living room? Arrive early to snag the one and only exhibit copy for just $75. Additional unframed prints will be available for order.

Thanks to our partners helping to make this event happen.
Lodge | Big Car | Nuvo | Yelp | Carey Digital | Twinpeaks

Wondering what to expect? Check out last year's impressive art here: http://on.fb.me/kxNkfg