16th Indy Film Fest

May 2-12, 2019

The 16th annual festival took place from May 2-12, 2019 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields and featured over 140 features and shorts from around the world.

The Best of the Fest

2019 Award Winners

Congratulations to all of our 2019 Indy Film Fest juried and audience award winning films!

Grand Jury Award

Sumergida (Submerged)

We were thrilled to be the North American premiere of Andrés Finat’s debut film Sumergida (Submerged), and to be able to recognize it with our highest honor: the Indy Film Fest Grand Jury award.


Category Jury Awards

American Spectrum


Frances Ferguson

Directed By: Bob Byington


Margaret and Gary

Directed By: Fredric Lehne, Don Riemer



El Testigo (The Witness)

Directed By: Kate Horne


Feel of Vision

Directed By: Tucker Gragg, Austin Gardner

World Cinema


Sumergida (Submerged)

Directed By: Andrés Finat


La Couleur de tes Lèvres (The Color of your Lips)

Directed By: Annick Blanc

Hoosier Lens



Directed By: Jenna Ricker


Destination: Unknown

Directed By: Ethan Wellin

Audience Award


Good Feels on Wheels

Directed By: Ronald Short


Grateful: The Jenni Berebitsky Story

Directed By: Paul W. Nethercott

All the films of the 16th Indy Film Fest

Official Selections

2019 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

2019 Program