By Indiana Arts Commission – 7/8/2014
Who says that premiere features and shorts have to gravitate to the coasts? Middle Coast Film Festival believes that while water connects places, the opportunity of the Midwest connects people. That connection is what drives the films we all know, love and appreciate. Bloomington is proud to be playing host to this weekend of films and events that will draw local and national filmmaking talent.
The festival takes place July 26th- 27th. Over the course of the two days there will be four feature films, a series of submitted shorts and music videos along with networking and workshops for filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike. Day one of the films will take place at the IU Cinema and the screenings will finish on day two at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Blueline Creative Co-op and Gallery, The Bishop and Atlas will also play host to workshops and mixers.
The festival is still accepting submissions for the shorts category and music video submissions. Tickets and badges go on sale today: $25 for an all-access pass, $20 for a day pass, and $7 for a single screening pass.
See how the Midwest is redefining what it means to be coastal and enjoy this festival of films.
Feature film sneak peak:
The festival will screen four feature films. Two of the titles have been released.
Swim Little Fish Swim — An Official Selection of the Middle Coast Film Festival. Premiered at SXSW Film Festival, this is the feature debut of the French creative power couple Ruben Amar and Lola Bessis, who have been sweeping up audience awards and official selections at festivals all across the world!
ELENA – An Official Selection of the Middle Coast Film Festival, this dramatic documentary feature is the lifelong work of Petra Costa, a Brazilian filmmaker who documents the life of her older sister, the actress Elena Andrade, who went missing from Petra’s life when she was 7 years old. The film documents how similar the two sisters lives actually are as Petra travels to NYC and tracks down her sister as an adult. This film has been burning up the festival circuit and leaving audiences floored by it’s prolific beauty.