Middle Coast Film Festival celebrates third year hosting, showcasing film in Midwest

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: The Middle Coast Film Festival has been redefining what a film festival looks and feels like for the past three years. While more traditional film festivals maintain a buffer between filmmakers and festival attendees, festival director and co-founder Jessica Levandoski said the people submitting work to the […]

Public discussion to share spirit of Mardi Gras in conjunction with ‘Arts of Survival’ institute

What does art do in a world that has suffered? For three weeks, Indiana University’s Institute for Advanced Study will explore that question by bringing together two dozen university-level educators from around the United States. The “Arts of Survival: Recasting Lives in African Cities” workshop July 6 to 26 is focused on five cities: New […]

The academy’s diverse new Class of 2016 includes filmmaker and IU alum Hannah Fidell

Film director Hannah Fidell was already having a good day. She met with a female studio executive who made it clear that hiring women was a main priority. When the 2007 Indiana University graduate, now based in Los Angeles, left the meeting and checked her phone, her day became unforgettable. Fidell had been invited to […]