• Film Festival of Hendricks County bringing together films from all over the world, Oct. 5-7

    September 25, 2012 No comments

    From an artist chasing glaciers in Alaska to a cuddle party in Los Angeles and some skateboarders and street artists developing a makeshift skate park in Tunisia, the Film Festival of Hendricks County has an exciting lineup of short films planned for its second annual event next month.

    Scheduled for Oct. 5, 6 and 7 at the historic Royal Theater on the east side of the Hendricks County Courthouse Square in Danville, the event will showcase more than four hours of films from both local and national filmmakers. On Oct. 6, the Hendricks Civic Theater will give a free performance between 4 and 9 p.m. on the south side of the Courthouse Square.

    “I’ve watched several of the submissions and am very impressed by the quality and variety of films,” said Loren Malloy, co-founder of the event. “It’s a shame really (that short films aren’t as publicized) because they are often every bit as good as full-length features. Short films are made as art simply for art’s sake. Every one of them is a labor of love, not just for the director and screenwriter, but for the actors, cinematographers, sound engineers and everyone else involved. These people have spent their weekends, their evenings, and often their own money in the hopes of producing something not of financial value, but of worth. That alone makes them worth watching.”

    To be categorized as a short film, each entry must be 40 minutes or less. The films are not rated and may not be suitable for children.

    Each film will be shown twice during the three-day event as the entries will be broken into three 90-minute sittings. An attendee would have to purchase a ticket for Series A, Series B and Series C to see all of this year’s entries. Each 90-minute sitting will cost $5 a person. Tickets will only be available on the day of the event.

    The times and dates for each series include:

    • Series A — 7 p.m. Oct. 5 and 4 p.m. Oct. 6.
    • Series B — 7 p.m. Oct. 6 and 4 p.m. Oct. 7.
    • Series C — 1 p.m. Oct. 6 and Oct. 7.

    All student-directed entries will be shown during Series C. A more detailed breakdown of the adult-directed films including the title, director, duration, genre and series follows:

    Series A films

    • Hold Me Closer — Thomas Fisher, 26:10, Documentary.
    • Imagine If — Drew Varvell, 10:45, Comedy.
    • PUSH Tunisia — Nathan Gray, 37:00, Documentary.
    • Wish You Were Here — Yvonne McCann, 5:48, Drama.

    Series B films

    • Gingersnap — Tyler Beasley, 5:06, Comedy.
    • Her Beautiful Voice — Jennifer Peterson, 23:00, Documentary.
    • Mapping the Juneau Glaciers — Flounder Lee, 14:10, Documentary.
    • March April — Collin Souter, 29:28, Drama.
    • Stirling Hallard Bright Drake — Robert Sickels, 15:28, Documentary.

    The Film Festival of Hendricks County is supported by Dugan Chevrolet and the State Bank of Lizton and received funding from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Tourism Enhancement and Development Fund. For more information about the festival, go online to www.dplindiana.org/filmfest/2012/.

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