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2007 INDYS - 2008 INDYS

The INDY Awards

The INDY Awards is a one-night film festival celebrating Indiana films & 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.


Jury Prize: In Memoriam - Andrea Listenberger & Abigail Nash

Audience Choice: First They Came For... - Kate Chaplin

September 27, 7-10 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!

12 short films made in Indiana
Two $400 cash prizes: Jury Award, Audience Award
Full festival lineup listed below

2008 INDY AWARDS Film Selections

Drowned Zach Kreinbrink (Warsaw, IN)
A complete stranger informs a young executive that his entire world is a fabrication of his own mind.  10 min. 4 sec.

The Mercy Seat Jared Hardy (Sellersburg, IN)
A day in the life of a killer, but not a killer for thrills, a killer by trade. 15 min. 37 sec.

Ladies & Gentlemen, We Assume Charles Borowicz (Greenfield, IN)
A visual essay considering gender roles in modern society. 16 min.

Trifocals Ryan Hostetler (Anderson, IN)
An average guy finds a way to heal his poor vision only to discover he sees life more clearly with glasses.  21 min.

The Passenger Kelly Lynch (Spencerville, IN)
A timid commuter in 1945 finds himself trapped in a railroad station that mya have been devastated by the newly developed atomic bomb.  27 minutes 56 seconds

 The Last Bottle Thomas Johnson (Pendleton, IN)
Two friends engage in an epic battle over the last beverage in the fridge. 4 min. 18 sec.

 At First They Came For Kate Chaplin (Indianapolis, IN)
Set in a not-so-distant future where a nondescript regime can make any citizen disappear, one man struggles between standing up for what is right and saving himself. 5 min.

The Bet - Samantha Braden (Lafayette, IN)
A man in a wheelchair makes a bet with a woman hoping to win her affection. 6 min. 35 sec.

Common Ground Kelly Lynch (Spencerville, IN)
In the closing months of WWII, an Allied correspondent searches for the photo that will capture the essence of the conflict. 6 min. 

Wedding Night Charles Breiner (McCordsville, IN)

A bride and groom reflect on the day's events at a bed & brekfast with an overly interested owner.  7 min.

One More Time Randy DeFord (Monitcello, IN)
A woman prepares for a costume party, but her fickle friend keeps changing the theme.
8 min. 40 sec.

In Memoriam Andrea Listenberger (Fort Wayne, IN)
Two old friends come together to cope with the death of one friend's wife. 9 min. 48 sec.

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