What started as a two-day festival in 2004 has since expanded to include year-round events that empower audiences to connect with films, filmmakers, and one another.
We’re probably best known for our annual film festival—a ten-day event that has grown steadily and become one of the most anticipated and valued annual cultural events in the city. We also host a range of events that connect movie lovers. Our Roving Cinema series presents films in different fun and exciting environments—places you might not expect to watch a film. Our Popped Up! series was created from our belief that film belongs to everybody, and it brings screenings into the city’s various neighborhoods. We also host a dinner-and-a-movie series called Film to Fork, as well as a cutting-edge music series, Rock+Reel. Oh, and there’s Bigger Picture Show. It’s an annual creative mixer that brings Indianapolis’s best creative minds together for a one-of-a-kind fundraiser.
Throughout the years, Indy Film Fest has featured the best in independent and innovative film from both award-winning professionals and emerging filmmakers. More than that, we’ve created a community around film, and we couldn’t be more proud.
The Fest Continues All Year Long
Year Round Film Fun
It's not a game anymore. But you know that when the Indy Film Fest presents it, it will be! Details coming soon for our April 20th screening at the Athenaeum in downtown Indianapolis.
Cereal Cinema and the IMA present: Coffee, cereal, and the first Sesame Street movie ever released. Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.
Fest On, People!
The official trailer of the 2016 Indy Film Fest. It's Reel Indy.
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12 months a year, the Indy Film Fest champions movies that entertain, challenge, and expand our perspectives. That’s what we were born to do. And our growing network of friends and followers are stepping up and coming out to join us for all the filmy fun. With six year-round programs geared to movie lovers of all ages, and a robust 10-day festival in July, there’s always something to see at the Indy Film Fest. Come out and join the shenanigans at any (or all) of our special events and screenings. We think you’ll agree, we were meant to be together. Help support our mission so we can continue to do what we love most: creating shared, and meaningful, experiences around film.
Heather HallVP Community Development / Sun King Brewery
"We love the Indy Film Fest. Every year, we see a significant impact from our sponsorship dollars and are proud of our partnership."
Erin NewellDirector / Film Indiana
“Partnering with the Indy Film Fest is an effective, not to mention, incredibly enjoyable way for our film office to reach local filmmakers, as well as filmmakers from all over the world. We look forward to their festival every year and all of the new opportunities it will bring to Indiana.”