Indy Film Fest Announces 2012 Lineup
June 22, 2012 by Screenmag
The 9th annual Indianapolis International Film Festival will take place July 19-29 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) and Earth House Collective, and will feature films from the US and around the world. At a Sneak Peek event yesterday, the festival announced a slate of 110 short and feature-length films, included below.
With more films to select from than ever, this year’s line-up – screened in American Spectrum (domestic), Matter of Fact (documentary) and World Cinema (foreign) programs – promises to be the most compelling yet. Titles range from selections featured at Sundance, Tribeca and Cannes film festivals to newly discovered regional filmmaking. Films will compete for Best Of in their respective categories, as well as Audience Awards and a Grand Jury Award for best film of the fest, which carries a $1,000 prize purse.
The festival closes on Saturday, July 28 with SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME, by Austin filmmaker Robert Byington. The film follows the main character Max (Keith Poulson) through the twists and turns his relationships bring him over the course of 35 years. At the center of the story lies a mysterious briefcase that may or may not possess magical powers. Director Robery Byington is scheduled to attend Closing Night, where film goers will have the chance to participate in a Q & A session after the film. All festival awards will be presented after the film, followed by a Closing Night party to wrap up the festival. Sunday, July 29 concludes festival screenings with last-chance viewings of all award-winners.
“Every year you hold your breath on how the line-up will shake out, and every year you step back and look at the whole thing with awe,” said Festival Managing Director Lisa Trifone. “We’ve built something really incredible here, and I can’t wait for audiences to discover something new and unique.”
Recognized as Hoosier Lens film selections this year – films with Indiana ties – are:
Billi & Theodore, directed by Ronald Short. This road trip film was shot throughout Indiana and features recognizable scenery and references.
Late Summer, directed by Ernie Park. Made by an Indianapolis native, the film follows a young woman between high school and college, navigating her next steps.
Video Stop, directed by Adam Newell. Produced entirely in Indianapolis, this comedy is the story of a group of misfit coworkers at a declining video rental store.
The entire festival line-up is available online at indyfilmfest.org and will be printed in the July 18 issue of NUVO, distributed throughout the Indianapolis area. In addition to the Hoosier Lens features and screening alongside over 70 short film selections from around the world, this year’s feature film selections are:
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, Terence Nance
Caroline and Jackie, Adam Christian Clark
Cinema Six, Mark Potts
Crazy Eyes, Adam Sherman
Gayby, Jonathan Lisecki
General Education, Thomas Morris
Kings of Yorktown, Darren Marshall
Rubberneck, Alex Karpovsky
Searching for Sonny, Andrew Disney
See Girl Run, Nate Meyer
Somebody Up There Likes Me, Robert Byington
Without, Mark Jackson
MATTER OF FACT
311: In the Moment, Kyoko Gasha
American Man, Jon Frankel
Andrew Bird: Fever Year, Xan Aranda
Brothers on the Line, Sasha Reuther
Detropia, Heidi Ewing
Ecstasy of Order, Adam Cornelius (sponsored by Horrible Night)
Girl Model, David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
Show Must Go On, Paula Froehle
Side by Side, Christopher Kenneally
WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan (sponsored by O’Ryan Law Firm)
Aficionados, Arturo Dueňas
Bisperas (Trespassers), Jeffrey Jeturian
The Day I Saw Your Heart, Jennifer Devoldere
Dollhouse, Kirsten Sheridan
Found Memories, Julia Murat
Lotus Eaters, Alexandra McGuiness
Madonna's Pig, Frank Van Passel
Man Without a Cell Phone¸Sameh Zoabi
Patang, Prashant Bhargava
Teddy Bear, Mads Matthiesen
Tilt, Viktor Chouchkov
The Woman in the Septic Tank, Marlon Rivera
Festival tickets are now on sale and available in advance at indyfilmfest.org. Regular screening tickets are $10. Tickets to Opening and Closing Night events include the film and party at $25 each. Festival 10-packs – ten regular screening tickets – are available for $80 and All Access Passes that grant the bearer unlimited screening access and event admission, are $150. IMA members receive a $1 discount on tickets purchased at the box office.