By Pat Wright, GroundSwell Pictures, Inc.
Indigo Moon Film Festival (IMFF) is pleased to announce that in spite of the 2016 inaugural festival being cut short by Hurricane Matthew’s arrival, it will be back again in 2017. Not only will the festival feature three days of films, friends and fun October 13-15, 2017, but it will also raise money to support up-and-coming filmmakers.
After the devastation of Hurricane Matthew, the Board of Directors unanimously agreed to make the umbrella our official symbol. Umbrellas will be on sale and a portion of the proceeds will fund the Infamous Umbrella Scholarship to help a filmmaker weather the hurricane-force challenges in filmmaking.
Each umbrella features the IMFF logo and is accompanied by our story “Indigo Moon Film Festival INFAMOUS Umbrella: The true story of how an unwanted umbrella survived Hurricane Matthew and rose above it all to become a tribute and inspiration.” Umbrellas are available in Bold Blue, Gorgeous Green, and Fabulous Fuchsia and may be purchased online at www.IndigoMoonFilmFestival.com/shop, in person during the Spring “Frame to Table” event, or at the IMFF box office located in the Rainbow Room October 10-15, 2017.
Umbrellas make great gifts for anyone who has a hurricane spirit within: Strength, Unpredictability, Tempestuousness, Dynamism, Resilience.
Scholarship applications will be available for filmmakers who enter the festival. The Infamous Umbrella Scholarship “seemed the perfect fit since IMFF has shown resilience, even in the face of a hurricane for our inaugural festival! We want to infuse that same spirit in a filmmaker. Creating films and getting them seen is hard work and costs money. We hope our small scholarship will help a filmmaker reach their goals.”
Indigo Moon Film Festival is a program of GroundSwell Pictures, a 501 (c)(3) located in Fayetteville NC. The festival spans six venues in Fayetteville NC:
- Arts Council of Fayetteville — 301 Hay Street
- CAMEO Art House Theatre — 225 Hay Street
- Cumberland County Library’s “Pate Room” — 300 Maiden Lane
- Hay Street United Methodist Church — 320 Hay Street
- Rainbow Room — 223 Hay Street
- SkyView on Hay — 121 Hay Street
On September 1, 2017, a free preview night will be held at the Rainbow Room. Watch for updates and film selection news at www.IndigoMoonFilmFestival.com
Film submissions are still being accepted for this fall festival, with details available here. Final filmmaker deadline is July 30, 2017.
To see more on the “Frame to Table” fundraiser, May 19, 2017, at SkyView on Hay in Fayetteville NC, see this article.