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.”

An early deadline for the films and registration fee has been set for Tuesday, September 5; a late deadline is Monday, September 26.

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 the best films in amateur and professional categories.

In the professional category, first place will receive a Blackmagic digital camera; second place a GoPro Hero3 Black; and third place is a GoPro Hero3 White. Amateur applicants will vie for a GoPro Hero3 Black for first place, GoPro Hero3 White for second place and $100 in third place.

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

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