Indiana Short Film Festival to show most films in its six-year history

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DANVILLE, IN  – A Central Indiana film festival that continues to grow with record numbers of films submitted (6,000), films featured (105) and big name actors appearing in those films (6) returns Oct. 7-9 to the Royal Theater in Danville.

Tickets for the 6th Annual Indiana Short Film Festival, which was voted the 4th Best Short Film Festival in North America in 2014, are now on sale. The event will take over the historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square with eight different screenings over that three-day weekend including a family-friendly option at 1 p.m. Saturday that children can attend for free with any library card, a Fright Night showing on Saturday night and a Hoosier-only screening featuring Indiana filmmakers on Sunday.

Actors from hit movies and television shows such as Star Trek, Parenthood, Mad Men, Heroes and Weeds will be among the actors featured in films during the festival. The ever-popular VIP Filmmaker Meet & Greet also returns at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday for Weekend Pass holders at Gallery on the Square, a few doors down from the theater.

The festival’s eight screenings each last around 90 minutes and showcase 12-16 films. The two Hoosier-only showings on Sunday feature 10 films each and are free to attend.

Showings will include various genres such as animation, comedies, documentaries, drama and more. Two showings will be at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, with the others featured throughout the day on Saturday, Oct. 8, and the two Hoosier-only showings at 1:30 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. Check the event website at for session times and a synopsis of each film.

A panel of special judges will select their favorite films during the event with a $250 cash award given to the grand jury winner.

Weekend passes can be purchased for $35 for adults and $30 for students with a valid ID. Weekend passes provide full access to the entire festival. Those interested in purchasing a weekend pass should do so early, as there will only be 100 passes available.

Admission to individual showings cost $7 a person for adults and $5 for students with a valid ID.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to the festival’s website at