Let’s show some love and support for our local filmmakers, friends, neighbors, and each other!


Indy Film Fest is looking for new film screeners!

Great news: Indy Film Fest is looking for diverse opinions from film lovers like you. Join their team of volunteers to help review a wide variety of shorts and/or features to program for their 2021 film festival. Your time & opinions will be compensated with some top-flight volunteer benefits.

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Tickets on Sale!

Check out Indy Shorts‘ full lineup of films, the official guidebook, and buy your tickets today!

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“Focusing on the team of investigative journalists from the IndyStar newspaper who exposed the abuse led by Steve BertaMarisa KwiatkowskiMark Alesia, and Tim EvansAthlete A takes a disturbing look at the toxic culture within USA Gymnastics.” – Andrea Passafiume, Tribeca Film

Read “Larry Nassar abused gymnasts for decades. Athlete A film shows what it took to stop him” by David Lindquist of IndyStar

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Facing the Facade

 In 1994, documentary filmmaker (and Kan-Kan board member!) Jerald Harkness returned to his alma mater, Indiana University, to interview Black students about their academic endeavors and personal experiences on the predominately white campus. Together, they created the film Facing the Facade now available to stream for free!

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The Kan-Kan supports Pathway Over Pogue’s (POP) mission to raise the money needed to restore the Nowland Ave. bridge in Spades Park essential to extending the Pogue’s Run Trail. Enjoy this fun video about the bridge, Spades Park and its neighbors, including our own Tom Battista! You’ll get to see our property before the old church was demolished….and the Kan-Kan name hadn’t been born!

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The pandemic has hit all sectors of life, including film festivals. With the pivot to virtual festivals in 2020, what does the film festival landscape look like for filmmakers, for festivals? Join Adam Howell & Greg Sorvig of Heartland Film,  Dan Moore & Neale Johantgen of Indy Film Festival and filmmaker and producer Deia Schlosberg to talk about how they are all adapting both programmatically and operationally to present virtual film festivals.

Moderated by Kan-Kan Executive Director Louise Henderson, a veteran of the festival submission process as both a programmer & a producer, this is a chance to hear from the festivals and filmmakers themselves about this brave new virtual film festival world.

Click below to watch this Filmmaker Town Hall from Wednesday, June 17!

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“A grifter seeks revenge and redemption after being double-crossed in Indianapolis.”

Check out the new trailer for No Placea film shot right here in Indy!


Local Shorts

Take a look at local filmmakers who are still creating and responding in our difficult times. Watch four uniquely Indianapolis films.

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We’ve kicked off a series of virtual events for filmmakers and all who are interested in the art and craft of film!

Check out our first Filmmaker Town Hall from May 7 where we discussed various topics of filmmaking with local film professionals.

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 Greatest Spectacle in (Films About) Racing

Missing race weekend and all the tradition and celebration behind it? So are we! Check out these shorts, docs and some fantastic throwback 500 coverage about the things we love about racing.

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Looking for even more racing content? Be sure to check out some “Favorite Racing Films From Our Friends”.

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INseparable Films

Our friends at Indiana Humanities funded (not one, but) five short films exploring how Hoosiers experience and grapple with urban, suburban and rural divides. Four of the five are now available to watch in full. Indiana Humanities is doing incredible work for the Indiana film community by consistently funding and supporting local talent to create uniquely Indiana stories. If you are a local filmmaker, please follow them to learn about future opportunities.

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The Kan-Kan + The Hoosier Environmental Council

We teamed up with the good folks of the Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) to present a special live screening of The New Environmentalists:  From Chicago to the Karoo and discussion hosted by Jesse Kharbanda and Paula Brooks.

You can check out the film and discussion below.

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The Delorean Outfit

Great Scott! We’re headed to the track!

By Midwest Filmmaker Kassim NorrisThe Delorean Outfit tells the story of two collectors, Jason and Rick, their shared love for the classic DeLorean DMC-12 (otherwise known as the car from Back to the Future), and how that love turned into a full-fledged event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for DeLorean enthusiasts.

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