10 Days of Fun for Film Lovers

The Indy Film Fest has quickly grown into one of the Midwest’s fastest-growing and most-watched film festivals. Every year, it seeks to create a shared experience around film by championing movies that entertain, challenge and expand perspectives in Indianapolis and beyond.

For ten days every spring, visiting filmmakers, industry insiders and film fans from around the globe have the chance to experience 100+ short and independent features, documentaries and world cinema films in a diverse range of genres and subject matter. Films are presented multiple times in three theaters at Indianapolis’ premiere art museum, Newfields. Films compete in an array of juried award categories, and are eligible for cash prizes, as well as an Audience Award for the fan favorite.

The Indy Film Fest showcases more than just great films. In addition to screening movies, the festival provides entertainment of all kinds, including after-parties, panel discussions and much-anticipated sneak previews of Oscar-worthy studio releases for its 5,000+ attendees. The Indy Film Fest also focuses its energy on bringing in more filmmakers so they can connect with an engaged audience and take home valuable feedback about their films.

History

Founded in 2004 as the 3 day Indianapolis International Film Festival, we quickly grew into a full 10 day festival now known as the Indy Film Fest.

Inaugural Indianapolis International Film Festival
March 5 – 7, 2004

2nd Indianapolis International Film Festival
April 21 – 24, 2005

3rd Indianapolis International Film Festival
April 26 – May 4, 2006

4th Indianapolis International Film Festival
April 25 – May 4, 2007

5th Indianapolis International Film Festival
April 23 – May 3, 2008

6th Indianapolis International Film Festival
July 16 – 26, 2009

7th Indianapolis International Film Festival
July 15 – 25, 2010

8th Indianapolis International Film Festival
July 14 – 24, 2011

9th Indianapolis International Film Festival
July 19 – 29, 2012

10th Indianapolis International Film Festival
July 18 – 28, 2013

11th Indy Film Fest
July 17 – 26, 2014

12th Indy Film Fest
July 16 – 25, 2015

13th Indy Film Fest
July 14 – 24, 2016

14th Indy Film Fest
July 13 – 23, 2017

15th Indy Film Fest
April 26 – May 6, 2018

16th Indy Film Fest
May 2 – 12, 2019