Where are the screenings? How many people do they seat?

We have two venues for the 2017 festival.

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is our main venue, where all headliners and some other film blocks screen. It’s a historic theater that seats 500 and has a large stage for Q&A sessions.

The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center has two areas we use for screenings. One in a large gallery, which seats 50, and a second that seats 120.


Where can I pick up my tickets?

Our Will Call Box Office is located at our main venue, the Buskirk-Chumley.


How to get to Bloomington?

If you are flying, you will want to fly into Indianapolis, airport code: IND. Indianapolis is an hour away from Bloomington, and there are two shuttle companies that run from Indy to Bloomington, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Check out the schedule for Go Express and Star of America. You will want to get off at the Hilton Garden Inn stop because it is your hotel.

If you are traveling from Chicago there is limited Amtrak service on the Cardinal line, or daily bus service via MegaBus; both drop you off in Indianapolis.

The official ride share option for Middle Coast this year is Lyft, so use promo code MCFF17 for $5 off rides once you get here!


When will I know if my film is selected?

June 5, 2017. You will be notified via Film Freeway as well as an email from our Director of Programming, Jessica Levandoski.


Will I get to do a Q+A following my screening?

Yes! We schedule time for Q&As for any filmmaker that attends the festival.


How many passes do I get with my film?

4 passes for each film screening.


Can I contact local press about my screening?

Sure! But you should also coordinate with our Communications Director, Claire ([email protected])


What format do you need the films submitted in?

H264 files or ProRes


When do you need my film if I’m accepted?

June 25, 2017. We will not be able to screen your film if it arrives after this date.


How do I send you my film?

You will send your file via Dropbox or online sharing platform to [email protected]


When will the schedule be announced?

We will announce schedule to filmmakers and the public by July 20.  


What awards are there?

We have an audience award and genre awards for a variety of short and feature films.

Any feature or short film submitted through Film Freeway is eligible to win an award.


Will there be any parties or special events for filmmakers?

Parties and filmmaker events will be announced with the schedule.


What is there to do in Bloomington?

We will post a full guide for your visit in a few months. For now, learn about Bloomington at Visit Bloomington