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DANVILLE, IN (Sept. 4, 2014) - From a documentary detailing a day in the life of a homeless man from Montreal to a film featuring an android on the run, 47 films made the cut to be shown Oct. 10-11 on the big screen at the Royal Theater in Danville during the 4th Annual Indiana Short Film Festival.

The only event solely dedicated to short films in the Central Indiana region, the Indiana Short Film Festival continues to grow in popularity. A record 217 films from across the globe were submitted with a selection committee narrowing that list to the final 47 that will be shown during this year's festival. The Indiana Short Film Festival also was voted the 4th Best Short Film Festival in North America earlier this year by AudienceAwards.com.

"We were amazed by both the quality and quantity of films from independent filmmakers worldwide," said Sarah Ferguson, festival committee member. "Add to that how thrilled we are to be voted fourth best, and this has really been a banner year for this festival."

The films will be divided into six showings, with five of the six showings lasting about 90 minutes. The other entitled "Saturday Nite Frite" includes science fiction, horror and other films that aren't suggested for younger viewers. That particular showing will last about 120 minutes.

Every showing will conclude with an opportunity for viewers to talk to some of the filmmakers during a short question-and-answer session. Showings will include various genres such as animation, comedies, documentaries, drama and more. Two of the showings will be at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 with the others featured throughout the day Oct. 11. Check the event website at www.INShortFilmFest.com for more information on times and for a synopsis of each film.

The festival will again have a VIP Filmmakers Meet and Greet event between showings at 4:30 p.m. Saturday for attendees with a weekend pass. Weekend passes can be purchased for $35 plus a small handling fee and give participants full access to the entire festival. Those interested in purchasing a weekend pass should do so early, as there will only be 100 passes available. Admission to individual showings costs $7 a person.

A panel of special judges will select their favorite films during the event with a $250 cash award given to the grand jury winner.

A new addition this year will feature two "Hoosier Only" screenings at 1:30 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12. These admission-free screenings will not be judged as part of the competition but instead give these Indiana filmmakers an opportunity to meet each other while introducing local audiences to the talent in their own backyards.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to the festival's website at www.INShortFilmFest.com.