15th Indy Film Fest

April 2 - May 6, 2018

The 15th annual festival took place from April 26 – May 6, 2018 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields and featured over 140 features and shorts from around the world.

The Best of the Fest

2018 Award Winners

Congratulations to all of our 2018 Indy Film Fest juried and audience award winning films!

Grand Jury Award

Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win

We were thrilled to be the world premiere of Christopher Gruse’s debut documentary film Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win, and to be able to recognize it with our highest honor: the Indy Film Fest Grand Jury award.

Category Jury Awards

American Spectrum


In the Wake of Ire

Directed By: Brian Maurer


Nacido de Nuevo (Born Again)

Directed By: Evan Kaufmann



Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win

Directed By: Christopher Gruse


Rebuilding in Miniature

Directed By: Veena Rao

World Cinema


Uma Vida Sublime (A Sublime Life)

Directed By: Luis Diogo


Das Mädchen im Schnee (The Girl in the Snow)

Directed By: Dennis Ledergerber

Hoosier Lens


When We Grow Up

Directed By: Zorinah Juan



Directed By: Ronald Short

Audience Award


Pieced Together

Directed By: Julianne Donofrio


帰ろうYO! (Let’s Go Home!)

Directed By: Takuya Matsumoto

All the films of the 15th Indy Film Fest

Official Selections

2018 Film Guide

Just Like Being There

If you missed out on seeing them in person, check out this year’s fantastic printed program created by our partners at Lodge Design, and to Magnet Films for our festival trailer!

Festival Trailer

Printed Program