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February 7, 2022

Annual Hoosier Films Festival Announces 2022 Lineup, Festival To Be Held In-Person March 24-27

The third annual Hoosier Films Festival will be held in downtown Bloomington, Indiana, March 24-27, 2022 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and other nearby locations. The festival was established three years ago to spotlight independent films with strong Indiana connections, including films with a central cast and state crew, or documentaries with an exclusively based subject matter. on Indiana.

This year the festival includes three nights: Chasing Rabbits on Thursday, The Addict’s Wake on Friday and a pair of featurettes, The Dealer Smiles and The Paper Angel, on Saturday. Several short films are scheduled in thematic blocks on Friday and Saturday afternoons. A trailer for the festival can be viewed on the festival homepage: festival.hoosierfilms.com.

Films come from a wide variety of genres, including comedy, drama, animation, documentary, romance, mystery, dance, and experimental films. Many students and graduates of Indiana’s film programs are included in the festival, including Ball State University, Goshen College, Indiana State University, Indiana University, Purdue University, Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Taylor University.

“We are so thrilled to finally have this in-person celebration this year,” said Hoosier Films Co-Founder and CEO Meredith McGriff. “We moved to a virtual format for the first two years due to Covid concerns, and while these online festivals were a huge success, it was always meant to be an in-person event. This year, we believe there are enough safety protocols in place for us to be able to invite people to come and see these films in theaters. Festival venues will require proof of vaccination or negative test results, and masks must be worn during events.

Festival organizers are still offering a virtual festival pass this year for those who can’t travel or don’t feel comfortable attending in person. “It was wonderful to have people from across the country – sometimes from around the world – for the previous virtual events. We hope that family and friends or cast and crew who cannot join us in person will appreciate this opportunity to watch the movies online. But of course we hope those who can will come out and support them in person,” adds McGriff.

The full schedule can be explored on the festival website at festival.hoosierfilms.com/2022-schedule. The in-person festival also includes workshops, receptions, and other social events and networking opportunities.

Hoosier Films is a multi-platform distribution company that focuses on regional promotion of Indiana-based filmmakers, but distribution through Hoosier Films is not required or contingent on festival submission. Further details on the upcoming festival and the history of Hoosier Films can be found at festival.hoosierfilms.com/about.

Hoosier Films can also be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/HoosierFilms), Instagram (www.instagram.com/HoosierFilms) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/Hoosier_Films), and by following the festival’s hashtag, #HFAF2022.

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