March 28, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For additional information contact:
INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SHORT
FILMS TO BE INCLUDED IN 2007 FESTIVAL
IIFF to screen over 100 short films during spring festival
Indianapolis, IN- In the first of four program announcements, the Indianapolis International
Film Festival (IIFF) has named the short films that will be screened during the 2007 festival,
including four world premieres, three U.S. premieres and 40 Midwest premieres.
"The short film category is so exciting to me because we are screening films that IIFF audiences
would not otherwise be able to see," said Festival Founder and Director Brian Owens. "There is
really no other big-screen outlet where Hoosiers would be exposed to this type of film and we
are so pleased to be able to bring it to them."
The festival will screen a total of 105 short films, which will be shown in ten categories based on
their content, style and setting. The ten categories in which the films are grouped are Animation
Sensation, The Creeps, The Ties That Bind, Shorts for the Entire Family, Outta This World, Late
Night Comedy Short, High Adrenaline Shorts, Love Lost and Found, From Left Field and Take
"By showing the short films in groups, IIFF audiences are able to see films of specific topics or
styles that interest them, while also seeing a variety of films within each category," said Owens.
Between five and 12 films are shown within each category, with total running times between 72
and 101 minutes. Of the 105 films, 28 will be screened with feature films. Short films will
compete for three Jury Prizes: the American Spectrum Prize (for narrative shorts made in the
US); the World Cinema Prize (for narrative shorts made outside the US); and the Real Visions
Prize (for non-fiction shorts from any nation). In addition all films will compete for the
Audience Award for Best Short Film.
The Indianapolis International Film Festival features a total of 191 films representing 43 nations.
The festival opens April 25 and concludes May 4, 2007. Award-winning films will be screened
again on Saturday, May 5. Films will screen at Landmark's Keystone Art Cinema, Key Cinemas,
and at the Herron School of Art on the campus of IUPUI.