Film Festival of Hendricks County accepting submissions for short films

Friday, 13 July 2012 09:46 Loren Malloy News - Screening
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DANVILLE, IN (July 11, 2012) – Independent filmmakers have until July 15 to submit short films for the second annual Film Festival of Hendricks County at a reduced cost.

After a successful first year, the Film Festival of Hendricks County will be bigger and better with a new location, the historic Royal Theater on the Hendricks County Courthouse Square in Danville, as it expands from a one-day event to three days, Oct. 5-7.

The Film Festival of Hendricks County seeks to present the art of cinematographic storytelling through the emerging film talent of independent filmmakers while bringing diverse and creative independent films and filmmakers to Hendricks County, said Loren Malloy, director of the Danville Public Library who is coordinating the event.

“We’re very excited about having the 2012 festival at the Royal Theater,” Malloy said. “Our partners from the Hendricks Civic Theater will be presenting free live performances on Saturday evening to heighten the atmosphere and make the trip to Danville worthwhile, even for those not interested in attending the screenings.”

All movies must be under 40 minutes and a cash award will be given in each category. Seventeen independent film makers from across the U.S. and even outside the country participated last year providing an eclectic mix of short films.

The cost to enter a film is $40 through July 15. Entries received after July 15 cost $45 with a final deadline of Aug. 1.

A fifth category, Student Films, will be limited to high school students from Hendricks County. Applicants in that category will not have to pay an entry fee, and won’t be eligible for cash prizes.

For those who wish to attend the Film Festival and view the screenings, admission will be $7 per showing. The lengths and number of showings will vary, depending on the number of official entries.

For more information, go online to or call (317) 745-2604. This release was sent on behalf of The Film Festival of Hendricks County by the Hendricks County Tourism Commission d/b/a the Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau, which attracts visitors to the county by promoting and developing tourism. Find us on Facebook by searching Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau and become a fan for updates and reminders, contest info and much more. You can also follow us on Twitter @FastTracktoFun or get updates by following or subscribing to our tourism blog at For more information, visit our website at or call (317) 718-8750.