Independent films. One historic theater. Popcorn making you salivate. Live entertainment. Mark your culture calendar for the weekend of Oct. 5-7, because the second annual Film Festival of Hendricks County is approaching. See independent short films in three genres Independent short films selected by a panel of judges in three genres will be presented at the historic Royal Theater on the square in Danville, Ind., over Columbus Day weekend. A wide variety of films will be screened, including ones created by students in Hendricks County, American filmmakers from Dubai and Egypt, and many in between. You’ll have a chance to see documentaries, dramas, even musicals and comedies. (Families, be advised: Films are not rated and may not be suitable for all audiences.) Tickets are just $5 each. Two chances to see each film Each screening will feature multiple films and last for about 90 minutes, and you’ll have two opportunities to catch each screening. Choose from the following screenings or see them all:
  • Series A — 7 p.m. Oct. 5 and 4 p.m. Oct. 6.
  • Series B — 7 p.m. Oct. 6 and 4 p.m. Oct. 7.
  • Series C — 1 p.m. Oct. 6 and Oct. 7.
All student-directed entries will be shown during Series C. A more detailed breakdown of the adult-directed films including the title, director, duration, genre and series follows: Series A films
  • Hold Me Closer — Thomas Fisher, 26:10, Documentary.
  • Imagine If — Drew Varvell, 10:45, Comedy.
  • PUSH Tunisia — Nathan Gray, 37:00, Documentary.
  • Wish You Were Here — Yvonne McCann, 5:48, Drama.
Series B films
  • Gingersnap — Tyler Beasley, 5:06, Comedy.
  • Her Beautiful Voice — Jennifer Peterson, 23:00, Drama.
  • Mapping the Juneau Glaciers — Flounder Lee, 14:10, Documentary.
  • March April — Collin Souter, 29:28, Drama.
  • Stirling Hallard Bright Drake — Robert Sickels, 15:28, Documentary.
Entertainment on the square throughout the weekend Entertainment won't end inside the theater. Make a trip to the Hendricks County Courthouse Square on Saturday, because actors from the Hendricks Civic Theatre will be performing short sketches outside the theater between 4 and 9 p.m. Food vendors will be on hand, as well. You can also visit the square Saturday morning to catch the wildly imaginative Scarecrow Festival. Learn more about the Film Festival of Hendricks County and plan your schedule on the group's website and Facebook page. Fall is certainly busy in Hendricks County! Will you be coming to the Film Festival? Tell us in the comments below.