TERRE HAUTE —
The Indiana Short Film Festival (formerly the Film Festival of Hendricks County), the only event solely dedicated to short films in Central Indiana, is accepting submissions through July 1 for the three-day event in October.
“We wanted people to realize it is open to filmmakers everywhere, so we felt giving it a more regional title would help that,” said Loren Malloy, co-founder of the event.
“Changing it to the Indiana Short Film Festival is already paying dividends as we received interest from independent filmmakers before doing any marketing, which never happened before.”
All movies must be shorter than 40 minutes to qualify. A cash award will be given for the grand jury winner.
Nine adult-directed films and a handful of student-directed films from independent film makers in the U.S. and internationally participated last year.
There is no entry fee, and submissions will be accepted for all genres through July 1.
A special student-directed category will be a part of this year’s festival for students in grades 12 and under, open to Indiana residents only.
The event will be held Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 11-13 at The Royal Theater on the Hendricks County Courthouse Square in Danville.
For more information or to submit a film, visit www.InShortFilmFest.com.