Hi there!

Welcome to the Dubois County Film Commission’s Southwest Indiana Film Festival (SWIFF); a film festival featuring locally made five-minute films scheduled for Friday, October 17, and Saturday, October 18.

We are seeking filmmakers to create five-minute films to be shown at the festival.

If you are interested check out our application page to get registered for the event.

The film festival is designed to highlight Dubois County. Filmmakers must use at least three distinct Dubois County landmarks in their film. At least 30 percent of the film must be filmed in the county and the film must include the tagline “Only in Dubois County.”

A deadline for registration has been set for Friday, October 3rd; a film deadline is Friday, October 10th.

On Friday, Oct. 17, there will be an opening night party for the filmmakers and guests. On Saturday, Oct. 18, the films will be shown on Huntingburg’s historic Fourth Street district.

The event will include workshops about filmmaking — with instruction on topics such as as scenery, directing, audio, makeup application, and advances in the digital age and screenwriting — at the Old Town Hall.

An awards ceremony will also be at Old Town Hall the evening of Oct. 18, and prizes will be given. For 1st place you will receive a GoPro Hero3 Black; and 2nd place is a GoPro Hero3 White, and $100 in 3rd place.

A complete schedule for the film festival will be published soon.

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