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JUNE 22nd 2024

A state-wide film festival ONLY for the young filmmakers of Indiana!

We've created a space for you to watch your hard work on a big screen, network, and have fun!



Filmmakers from the selected submissions will be able to participate in a Q&A with an opportunity to speak about their process in creating their masterpiece!

Come speak to other filmmakers from your community! Connect while showcasing your greatest work. You never know who you'll need on your next set!


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New to filmmaking? Create your own short film to submit to the festival. Get a crew together and create something worth showing the rest of your community! Watch this video.



Starting in 2024, every year we will facilitate a festival only for the young filmmakers of Indiana! Throughout the festival, we will hold filmmaker talk backs, workshops, and q&a’s.


Ran just like a typical film festival, submit a film into the screening process! The filmmakers who are chosen will be able to showcase the film, have a q&a, and potentially win awards like Best Comedy, Best Drama, or Audience Choice. The filmmakers will be able to connect with other local creatives at a meet and greet, to ask for advice, guidance, or potential collaboration!


We celebrate and elevate works by BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, women and other young individuals from traditionally marginalized communities. We aim to give young filmmakers a platform to present their work in the way it deserves to be watched.

JUNE 22nd 2024

Kan Kan Cinema and Brasserie

11 AM - 1:30 PM

Screenings and panel discussions


Documentary Filmmakers Panel

   Hosted by Mitch Teplitsky

   11am - 11:30a

  • Special Guests: Andrew Quinn, Kathy Bruner, Haley Semian

Screening #1

   IYFF Documentary Films and Q&A

   11:40 am - 12:55 pm


Guest Filmmaker Talkback/Q&A

   Hosted by Dr. Novotny Lawrence

   1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

  • Special Guest: Jerald Harkness

1:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Screenings, workshops and panels


Young Actors Workshop

   Hosted by Deborah Asante & Asante Art Institute

   1:45 pm - 2:30 pm


Screening #2

   IYFF Short Narrative Films and Q&A

   2:40 pm - 4:25 pm

Narrative Filmmaker Panel Discussion

   Hosted by Precious Jewel

   4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

  • Special Guests: JRELZ, Will Wertz, Sha Collier, Stacia Bohnert

5:30 pm - 7:35 pm 

Screening and panel


Screening #3

   IYFF Music Video/Film screenings and Q&A

   5:30 pm - 7 pm

Music Video Panel Discussion

   Moderated by Yin Rochon

   7:05 pm - 7:35 pm

  • Special Guest: Michael Herrick

Awards Show

Hosted by Deonna Weatherly


Best Original Screenplay
Best Director
Best Acting
Best Cinematography
Grand Jury Best Indiana Film Prize


Social Hour/Networking

8:30 pm - 9 pm 


We'd love your support in our efforts to create something incredible for our youth! Please support, donate, or partner with us.

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