(Yearly)Louisville's largest independent film festival of all genres!
A different kind of festival...
Louisville, Kentucky is known for many things;
The Kentucky Derby, Louisville Slugger, Muhammad Ali and the Humana Festival of New American Plays, to name a few. And now it is known for something more...
From the beginning the DCFF wanted to distinguish itself from other festivals. Focusing on independent films and filmmakers rather than celebrities and Hollywood, the DCFF wanted to make sure that those quality films that weren't made for million dollars were made available to audiences, if only once.
By keeping the love of film first in all we do and present we hope to change theway filmmakers and film lovers view a film festival.
2008 marked the inaugural year of the Derby City Film Festival and will be looked back upon as the year Louisville took a major step in becoming a "go to" location to screen newly produced independent films.
50 independent films were screened at the historic Louisville Memorial Auditorium during the five days of the first Derby City Film Festival in 2008. The films included shorts, documentaries and feature films from all over the globe. Nineteen films were from right here in Louisville, five were foreign,and five others were World Premieres.
Credit card advances, family loans, selling plasma; doing whatever it takes to get your dream and vision to the big screen are the types of films and filmmakers we showcase. Those are true independent films.
So, we encourage you to come and check out the Derby City Film Festival.
We bet by the time you leave you wonder why every festival doesn't do it this way.
The slogan going around is "Why Louisville?" We say "Why Not"?
See what you've been missing.
Location:The Clifton Center - Eifler Theater
2117 Payne Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40206
Price: See website for details