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Hobnobben Festival's Coming Attractions Sweeten Local Film Scene

Credit Courtesy/Cinema Center
To Cinema Center's Jonah Crismore, the Hobnobben experience is “an explosion of cinema and celebration in downtown Fort Wayne.”

Cinema Center is presenting its second multi-day, multi-venue Hobnobben Film Festival in downtown Fort Wayne, beginning on June 15th.

One new event in this year's expanded line-up is "Film the Fort," where film makers will have 48 hours, during the actual festival, to write, edit, and shoot a film using only smartphones, affording festivalgoers the opportunity to see, up close and personal, what filmmaking is all about.

Credit Courtesy/Ryne Hastings
Ryne Hastings' work will be featured in the "Hoosier Spirit" category again his year, and his brand new TV pilot, "A Comedy of Errors" in the festival's Philo Fest program.

And the free, community block party, held on the Arts United Plaza, Friday, June 16th, has been upgraded to "Blocknobben"status, thanks to an Amplify Art! grant from Arts United.

WBOI's Julia Meek met with the organization's executive director, Jonah Crismore, and participating indie filmmaker, Ryne Hastings, of Gunslinger Motion Pictures, to focus in on the momentum Hobnobben is gaining, and how that affects its impact on the local film scene.

Event Information:

"Film the Fort" Meetup
@ Cinema Center, Fort Wayne
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Cinema Center's 2nd Annual Hobnobben Film Festival
in Downtown Fort Wayne
Thursday, June 15th through Sunday, June 18th, 2017

For a complete listing of film times, locations, and all Festival events, visit the Hobnobben website.



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