The 4th annual IOWA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL is garnering a much bigger following from major movie makers, this year. The unique cinema, business and social gathering will take place in Clear Lake, Iowa, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Arts Center in its two screening venues and The Hub youth center movie room, both in downtown near the lakefront.
Showcasing new feature length films, socially impacting documentaries, edgy short subjects and a few regional student productions this year's festival is bringing in big names and legendary people who rarely appear at film events. Over 30 provocative, inspirational and challenging productions will be offered for viewing, as submitted from all over the U.S. and Europe. Many of the attending actors and directors will be on hand after the screenings of their movies for discussion sessions. Also, industry lawyer and agent Kevin Mills will speak on financing movies and other film business issues.
There will be a gala awards ceremony held at the Arts Center on Saturday night, along with other opportunities for the public to network with movie makers during the festive weekend. The hours for screenings and other sessions will run on Friday (the 16th) from 1pm to 8pm, Saturday (the 17th) from 11am to 9pm, and Sunday (the 18th) from 1pm to 5pm.
Tickets to the screenings can be ordered on-line, purchased in advance at the Clear Lake Arts Center or simply picked up at the Arts Center on the days of the festival. They are $25 for a weekend pass, which also gets you into the awards ceremony. The day pass is $10 and individual screenings will cost $5.
For further details on specific times and movie scheduling go to www.iowaindie.org