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2007 INDYS - 2008 INDYS

INDY Awards

IFS sponsors the INDY Awards, a small film festival highlighting midwest films and filmmakers.  Through this festival, Hoosier audiences get a look at some great films being made in their own backyards and the filmmakers get new and enthusiastic audiences for their films.  

The 15th INDY Awards was a great success! Many many thanks to all the filmmakers and community members who made the event really special.  Based on this response, we are already excited about 2008 INDY Awards. Call for entries will be posted early in 2008.

2007 Jury Prize Winner: In The Blue
2007 Audience Choice Prize Winner: The First Date

September 29, 6-10 PM

Laikin Auditorium - Jewish Community Center
6701 Hoover Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46260 (map)

Admission $8 / $5 IFS members
Tickets available at the door.
Free admission if you join/renew your IFS membership!

15 short films made in Indiana
Two cash prizes: Jury Award, Audience Award
Full festival lineup listed below

2007 INDY AWARDS Film Selections

Laundry Day – 4 minutes – Kate Chaplin
A father and daughter have fun with daily chores.
Ecclesiastes – 12 minutes – Christopher Allen Francis
Political thriller pits Representative with a new energy policy against an assassin trying to provide for his family.
The Report – 11 minutes – Don Boner
A hacker discovers a cosmic conspiracy and tires to warn the public.

In The Blue – 30 minutes – Kehaulani Haydon & Sarah Mynett
During the Civil War, a young woman joins the Union Army to support her ailing mother and family farm.
The First Date – 13 minutes – Brian Pearce
A hapless young man tries to make it through a blind date without blowing it.
At The Last Minute – 8 minutes – Christina Wade
A young woman tries to find the perfect date to a rival's wedding.

Loss – 12 minutes – Kate Chaplin
After the loss of her Father. young woman is stalked by a man claiming to be Death.

The Key – 15 minutes – Steve Pyatte
A loving couple's argument turns into a nightmare.

Broken – 8 minutes – Jarvis Jones
A wife discovers her husband's infidelity and must decide how to confront him.

Crossroads – 19 minutes – Steve Pyatte
A man returns to the site of a fatal drunk driving accident to face the consequences of his choices.

Steel Reserve – 11 minutes – Scott Runyon
A washed up porn star discovers his “gift” is also a curse.

Circus Nuts – 10 minutes – Christopher Courson
A show tune-crazed couple cruises the back roads, but woe to those who don't share their musical tastes!

Bad Eggs – 7 minutes – M. Matthew Biekes
The story of a beauty pageant, an assassination, and a comic who talks to eggs
The Filmmakers: 11 minutes – Steve Pyatte

A film about filmmakers trying to write a script for their friend.
Foxxy Madonna vs. The Black Death 15 minutes 
Edward Hatfield & Jakob Bilinski

Grindhouse story of a not-so-angelic badass preacher sent to stop a plot to exterminate all humankind.