Since the Louisville Film Society was first approached by the mayor of Louisville to join with IdeaFestival and create IF Film, the concept of combining the 6 years of success we have had at our Flyover Film Festival with a brand that challenges its attendees to “stay curious” appealed to both the board and members of the organization. After all, what evokes more thought in filmgoers than story and actor-driven films whose very nature is to buck the establishment and push the boundaries of storytelling? It is independent film that keeps the audience curious. No formula has to be followed for this type of filmmaking since big studios aren’t dictating artists’ every move. Directors, actors and writers are allowed to break rules, trying new methods of getting the story across all while aiming to keep the audience engrossed in the film. We felt that bringing our film festival over to IF and rebranding Flyover as IF Film would continue to attract our local film lovers as well as allow a nighttime programming component that many IdeaFestival attendees will enjoy.
We have selected 13 features and short films from across the globe, many of them winning awards and playing large festivals such as Sundance, Tribeca and SXSW. The thing that makes the IF Film program different than your normal night out at the movies is that none of these films have been distributed into theatres or on DVD yet. In fact, many have only played select festivals so you will truly be some of the first people to watch, enjoy and stay curious with the films we are screening.
We start off the fest with a Louisvillian turned The Good Wife Hollywood starlet, sprinkle in thought-provoking documentaries and features, host a short film showcase that includes animation, drama and docs from around the world and close out the festival with the premier of Produce at Slugger Field which was shot right here in Louisville, including scenes in the ball park. $5 from every ticket sold for Produce benefits local Down syndrome advocacy agencies.
We have a special discount on tickets and passes for IdeaFestival pass holders and hope you will find our program as varying as we do. There is something for everyone. Check out our teaser of the scheduled films and then reserve your tickets now.
We hope to see you at the movies!