Movie buffs will be pleased to learn Indiana has a growing-in-popularity event devoted to moving pictures. The 4th Annual Indiana Short Film Festival will take place October 10-11, with films being shown on the big screen at the Royal Theater in Danville, Indiana.
The only event solely dedicated to short films in the Central Indiana region, the festival received a record 217 films this year. A selection committee narrowed the list to 47 that will be shown at the 4th Best Short Film Festival in North America awarded by AudienceAwards.com.
The films will be divided into six showings, with five of the six showings lasting about 90 minutes. The other entitled “Saturday Nite Frite” includes science fiction, horror and other films not recommended for children, lasting about 120 minutes. Each showing is followed by a short question-and-answer session with filmmakers.
A panel of judges will select their favorite films during the event with a $250 cash award given to the grand jury winner. The VIP Filmmakers Meet-and-Greet event will be held between showings at 4:30 p.m. Saturday for attendees with the weekend pass. One hundred weekend passes can be purchased giving patrons full access to the entire festival.
Tickets, times and details are available at INShortFilmFest.com.
Elizabeth J. Musgrave writes two magazine food and wine columns: Destination Dining and White Linen & Corks,and is a travel, features, food and wine writer, travel and food photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as the Travel & Leisure Adviser on FOX59 Morning News Show. She also is a speaker, consultant and trainer for hospitality, travel and luxury businesses, P.R., and tourism groups, as well as a radio and television guest and host. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.