Indiana Dunes Film Festival

Dunes Film Fest 2016

The 1st annual Indiana Dunes Film Festival is composed of stories of how the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has influenced its surrounding regions. This is a free event.

A 50thAnniversary Celebration

Schedule for Indiana Dunes Film Festival
November 4 - 6, 2016

Nov 4 | South Shore Convention Visitors Authority (Premiere Night) 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm*
Nov 5 | Douglas Center 10 am - 4 pm
Nov 5 | Indiana Dunes Visitor Center 10 am - 4:30 pm
Nov 5 | LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau 10 am - 4 pm
Nov 6 | Barker Mansion 11 am - 4 pm
Nov 6 | South Shore Convention Visitors Authority 11 am - 4 pm

Detailed Schedule:

Friday, November 4 – Movie Premiere Night at the Indiana Welcome Center at the South Shore Convention Visitors Authority.

Address: 7770 Corinne Dr, Hammond, IN 46323

*To reserve your opening night seat, please call (219) 395-1882 or e-mail us

6:30 pm—Popcorn and soda mingle by Dunes National Park Association. Dunes National Park Association will have poster of the film festival. Original art work by Kristina Knowski available signed by the artist for donations of $20.

7 pm—Welcome from NPS Superintendent Paul Labovitz, Lakeshore Public Media CEO and President James Muhammad.

7:15 pm—Introduce and recognize the film makers who submitted their films. Top film makers will introduce their films and show them.

8:15 pm—Introduce filmmakers—Tom Desch, Carey Lundin, Paul Nelson, etc. each will share a 2 min clip from their films and take questions from the audience.

9:15 pm—Thanks to our partners: Friends of Indiana Dunes, Lakeshore Public Media, Dunes National Park Association, Indiana Dunes Tourism, Laporte County VCB, South Shore CVA

Saturday, November 5—Douglas Center—10 am - 4:00 pm

Address: 100 North Lake Street, Gary, IN 46403

10 am—Welcome and introduction to the festival—Kim Swift as MC

10:15 am—Lake Michigan Water Trail by Dugout Canoe

11:15 pm—panel with filmmakers

11:45 pm—Break with Birthday Cake

12 pm—New films with intro by filmmakers—showcase two films

1 pm—Indiana Dunes Playground of the Midwest-Save the Dunes Circa 1955

1:30 pm—Everglades of the North with Intro by filmmaker

2:45 pm—Break

3 pm—Octave Chanute Film with intro by Simine Short

3:30 pm—For the Common Good—historical piece on Senator

Paul Douglas

Saturday, November 5—Indiana Dunes Visitor Center—10 am - 4:30 pm

Address: 1215 North State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304

10 am—Welcome and Introduction to the Festival—Birthday Cake!

10:15 am—Showcase at least two new films with intros by their directors

11:15 am—Jens Jenson The Living Green

12:15 pm—Presentation by Carey Lundin, filmmaker of the Living Green

12:45 pm—Break

1 pm—Showcase at least two new films and have their filmmakers introduce them

2 pm—Shifting Sands with book signing and intro to film by Ken Schoon

3:15 pm—Riding the Rails of History with intro by PJ Nelson

Saturday, November 5—LaPorte Visitor and Convention Bureau—10 am - 4 pm

Address: 4073 Franklin St, Michigan City, IN 46360

10 am—Introduction and welcome

10:15 am—For the Common Good and Indiana Dunes Playground of the Midwest

11:15 am—Show at least two new films with intros with their filmmakers

12 pm—Shifting Sands with intro by filmmaker?

1:15 pm Break

1:30 pm—Show at least two new films with intros with their filmmakers

2:15 pm Lake Michigan Water Trail by Dugout Canoe with intro by filmmaker

3:30 pm—Octave Chanute film with intro by Simine Short

Sunday, November 6—Indiana Welcome Center at South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority—11 am - 4:00 pm

Address: 7770 Corinne Dr, Hammond, IN 46323

11 am—Introduction and welcome

11:15 am—Show at least two new films with intros with their filmmakers

12 pm—Everglades of the North with intro by filmmaker

1:15 pm—Break

1:30 pm—Show at least two new films with intros with their filmmakers

2:15 pm—Lake Michigan Water Trail by Dugout Canoe with intro by filmmaker

3 pm—Riding the Rails of History with intro by PJ Nelson

3:30 pm—Octave Chanute film with intro by Simine Short

Sunday, November 6—Barker Mansion—11 am - 4 pm

Address: 631 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360

11 am—Welcome and Introduction

11:15 am—Jens Jenson The Living Green with intro by Carey Lundin

12:30 pm—Show at least two new films with intros with their filmmakers

1:3o pm—For the Common Good

2:00 pm—Shifting Sands with intro by the filmmaker

3:30 pm—Show at least two new films with intros with their filmmakers

Questions?

e-mail us or call (219)395-1622.

Last updated: November 2, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304

Phone:

(219) 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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