We've got everything from tear-jerking dramas to knee-slapping comedies. Check out the entire line-up of features and shorts programs at this year's 2017 Indy Film Fest. This is your chance to see the films that will become tomorrow's blockbuster hits before they blow up. You may even rub elbows with a filmmaker or two along the way. But hey, that's what festivals are all about.
From WIND RIVER to PATTI CAKE$, you're gonna wanna spend the week with us. After all, our dedicated screeners have been curating this year's selection of crowd-pleasing films since winter. This is where our ticket packages and All-Access Badges come in handy. You'll see hours and hours of films without spending oodles and oodles of cash. Plus, you'll look like a real festival insider with this coveted pass draped around your neck. Respect, yo.
Time and again, we hear from festival guests about how much they enjoyed their Shorts Program experience. For many, it’s their first exposure to this unique format, where filmmakers are set free to test their stories (and storytelling devices) and gauge audience reactions. Based on festival feedback, many go on to turn them into feature-length films. Movies like Sling Blade, Bottle Rocket and Napoleon Dynamite (to name a few) all began as shorts on the festival circuit. As a festival audience, you play a vital role in their future. Explore our Shorts Programs. They're home to some of our biggest gems!
Part of your festival experience is the chance to meet the filmmakers. This year, we’re pleased to have more than 30 filmmakers in attendance (one has traveled all the way from Israel to be with us). Just look for the clapper icon in our program to see where/when filmmakers will be in attendance. They’ll stick around after the screening (wait for the credits to roll) to field audience questions and share behind-the-scenes stories about their movies. This is one of our very favorite festival moments and underscores the importance of people talking to people about movies.
Chances are, these movies are going to be new to you. That's the joy of the festival experience. Our program will walk you through the day-by-day schedule so you can find just about anything to tickle your fancy. Don't recognize someone, or something? That's part of the fun. You get to discover new things before the rest of the world has to log into Netflix to see what all the buzz is about. Most days, a group will head out for drinks and conversation after the movies. Follow the crowd, or ask a volunteer where the party's headed.