None of the films are rated but organizers say the later showings on Friday and Saturday night (Series B and F) may contain content that is not suitable for younger viewers. You can find a list of the films and available synopsis of each film on the website.
There will be judging by the audience in a one to five star rating. Audience members at each showing will be given a ballot and are asked to take a moment to fill out their ballot at the end of each screening to be collected by the Film Festival volunteers. The winning filmmaker will be presented with an award.
People who have worked in film studies before judge the Grand Jury Award, which will be presented for the film that receives the highest composite score from the committee based on its artistic and technical merits. This is the only selection to receive a cash award. The films will be judged according to cinematic audience appeal, cinematography, audio, music and sound effects, editing, story and directing. Student films are not eligible for this award.
If you think you want to go to the VIP Meet and Greet, and may want to see more than one showing that weekend, a weekend pass is available for $30 per person. If not, each showing is $5 per person. Tickets are available online or at the Royal Theater door the day of if there are some available.
Movies have been shown at the Royal Theater since 1927, and this will be the second year the Indiana Short Film Festival will be held there.
For information about the festival, visit the website at http://www.inshortfilmfest.com/index.htm, go to the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/INShortFilmFest, or call 745-2604.