That One Film Festival is a new film festival for Muncie dedicated to screening and exhibiting works of moving image that are experimental, weird, obsessive, no/low budget, avant-garde, and fun. That One Film Festival will take place in downtown Muncie, Indiana opening with a party on Friday, April 6th, followed by a full day of programs and related events on Saturday, April 7th. The program is produced by Muncie Arts and Culture Council in partnership with an immersive learning class through the Ball State University School of Art and sponsored by Cornerstone Center for the Arts and MITS.
That One Film Festival is committed to supporting emerging and experimental creators, as well as engaging and educating audiences by facilitating film screenings and broadening an understanding of what moving image can be. The festival aims to contribute to the advancement of the art form and to broaden the understanding and appreciation of moving image in our region. More than 170 films were submitted from countries all over the world including Spain, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, India, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, South Africa, Sweden, Cambodia, Finland, France, Greece, China, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, and Australia. That One jurors are visual artist Liz Rodda from Texas, and writer, programmer and filmmaker Jon Dieringer of Screen Slate, from Brooklyn. Both Liz and Jon will be presenting programs as part of That One. Filmmakers Kristin Reeves and Maura Jasper oversaw programming and artistic direction of the festival.
That One Film Festival launches in downtown Muncie with its festival headquarters located at PlySpace and all screenings held in the historic E.B Ball Auditorium at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. All opening night events on Friday, April 6th are free, open to the public, and showcases films appropriate for the entire family. Festivities begin at 6:30 PM with “Community Building Through Cinema,” a lecture by Screen Slate founder and esteemed artist Jon Dieringer, and continue with the first round of competitive screenings from 8:00 – 9:00 PM. Opening night will conclude with a reception for Social Study, an exhibition of lo-fi video work by festival juror, interdisciplinary artist, and Associate Professor of Expanded Media at Texas State University Liz Rodda, that compiles disparate images and audio encompassing a range of themes from the natural and the artificial to pleasure and danger. The reception takes place at festival headquarters in the PlySpace Gallery from 9:00 – 11:00 PM. Guardian Brewing Company will provide beer and light refreshments will be served. Those planning to attend Friday’s free activities are encouraged to RSVP at Film Freeway.
Day two of the festival continues Saturday, April 7th with ticketed programs and intermissions from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Individual program tickets and all-access passes can be purchased in advance through Film Freeway or in-person at PlySpace throughout the festival. Fire and Brimstone Pizza will be parked at PlySpace during lunch and dinner. Festival awards will be announced at the closing party after a live video performance by Muncie-based artist Karl Erickson. This reception is free, open to the public, and will be held at the PlySpace Gallery from 10:00 PM – Midnight. Again, Guardian Brewing Company will provide beer and light refreshments will be served.
Start your festival experience by visiting the headquarters in PlySpace Gallery located at 608 East Main Street in downtown Muncie. That One Film Festival parking is available in the lot behind Cornerstone Center for the Arts and immediately adjacent to PlySpace. The MITS trolley will provide free rides throughout downtown for attending film festival guests. For more information, please visit www.thatonefilmfestival.com or follow along on social media @that1film.