Indianapolis International Film Festival This Weekend: Fine Films and Fun

The Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Indy Film Festival have teamed up to bring Indianapolis people the 2010 Indianapolis International Film Festival July 15 to 25. This exciting Indianapolis event offers ten solid days of independent and internationally acclaimed films. This Indianapolis festival hosted by the IMA is another week of world class independent films, actors and directors from around the globe. With films from both award winning professionals and emerging filmmakers, the Indianapolis International Film Festival features all types of film from short documentaries to full length feature films. In addition, workshops and panel discussion will be available for interested participants.

Opening night gets rolling Thursday, July 15 with the film Barry Munday and a party immediately following at the new Indianapolis downtown restaurant on Mass Ave, Forty Five. For the $20.00 admission price, attendees get a great film and a great party with free music, food and beer! Don’t miss the kick off of this fabulous Indianapolis festival. Ten days later, help celebrate a successful close of the Indianapolis International Film Festival with the film SKATELAND. After enjoying films from every corner of the globe, celebrate with a Closing Night Event that has been featured at the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW. Head to the Creation Cafe afterward with your ticket stub for another great party, complete with festival awards.

Dozens of feature length films and shorts account for a wide spectrum of the film world today. With films from the United States, Canada, Ireland, Belgium, France, Brazil, Australia and more, this years Indianapolis International Film Festival is a veritable feast of various foreign film offerings. Thirty six feature length films from around the globe and countless shorts in various thematic programs compose the meat of the 2010 festival.

Interested in more than just watching films? If you have a hankering to create your piece of cinema art, get a head start with the experts of the Indianapolis International Film Festival’s Workshops and Panels. In work shops like “The Cutting Room Floor,” “Lights, Camera, Action,” “And the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay Goes to. . .” and “The Next Big Buzz, participants will learn every aspect of film making. From writing to shooting to editing and even marketing your own work, the Indianapolis International Film Festival Workshops are great place for beginners to get motivated. All of these workshops are FREE to all Indianapolis people and held at the IMA.

Indianapolis International Film Festival Panels offer a chance to go behind the scenes in a variety of ways. “Meet Our Filmmakers” puts you in an open dialogue with the filmmakers of several independent films in the festival. Visiting filmmakers will discuss their experiences and field questions. “Life on Screen” tackles the presence of societal and cultural issues in the world of cinema and the progression of how these topics are presented on screen.

“Meet the Critics” delves into the role media plays in box office success and failure. Learn how Indianapolis media outlet’s hype plays into making or breaking a movie. Finally in “Critics vs. Filmmakers Cage Match” visiting filmmakers and media personalities go head to head about the way things work in the film industry.

Tickets to this Indianapolis event are available in a number of packages and price ranges. Purchase an all access pass to more than 100 movies for just $150.00, which includes a year round membership to the Indy Film Fest. Members of the Indianapolis Museum of Art can purchase all access passes for $150.00. Purchase a ten ticket bundle, to choose any of the ten films you like for only $80.00. Advance tickets are on sale now for all films at $10.00 per person. And finally Indianapolis kids with a student ID, seniors, veterans, members of the IMA or the Columbia Club can enjoy any scheduled screening that starts before 5:00 pm for only $5.00.

Don’t miss the Indianapolis International Film Fest at the IMA July 15 to 25, when Indianapolis culture comes alive. Located near the Indianapolis cultural district, Broad Ripple Village, the IMA is just minutes away from one of Indianapolis nightlife’s hot spots. Between films grab food at the Nourish Cafe at the IMA or head to any of the Indianapolis restaurants in Broad Ripple. After a day of great films, head back to Broad Ripple to discuss your favorites over drinks at any of these refreshing Indianapolis bars.

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Indianapolis International Film Festival
July 15 to 25


Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN