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Interrobang Film Festival Announces 48 Films to be Screened at Des Moines Arts Festival®

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Interrobang Film Festival Announces 48 Films to be Screened at Des Moines Arts Festival®

More films made it into this year’s juried competition than ever before

Des Moines, IAJune 14, 2017 – The Des Moines Arts Festival® presents the Interrobang Film Festival (IFF) as part of its three-day lineup, bringing the art of film to guests June 23-25. Part juried competition, part public screening and part workshop, the unique IFF event allows both cinema enthusiasts and curious newcomers to experience films from artists around the globe.

Forty-eight films will be screened over the three days of the Festival in the south wing of Des Moines Central Library, more films than ever screened before. Additional highlights include Q&A sessions with select filmmakers and concessions during screenings.

IFF is also proud to announce the world premier of OUTED, the Des Moines-based web series that was partially funded by the Iowa Arts Council, The Barn Raisers (from Quad City-based filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle) and the Palm d’Or nominated Lunch Time which recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Complete synopses of each of the films along with information about the filmmakers is available on the Des Moines Arts Festival website.

“This is the Interrobang Film Festival’s most dynamic year ever, featuring exclusive premieres from some of Iowa’s most promising talent,” said Kristian Day, Interrobang Film Festival Producer.

The IFF also hosts VHS night sponsored by Media Crypt and Lunchmeat VHS on the second Monday of each month at The Lift in Downtown Des Moines. Double features of strange and rare films are screened on the VHS format. Admission is free and movies begin at 9:00 p.m. 


About Interrobang Film Festival

The term “interrobang” indicates a non-standard punctuation mark in an exclamatory manner, as in, “What are you doing?!” This mixture of query and interjection leaves room for reflection, contemplation, and exploration.

Since 2007, the Des Moines Arts Festivalhas presented the Interrobang Film Festival as part of its three-day lineup bringing the art of film to Festival guests June 23-25.  IFF is part juried competition, part public screening, and part workshop. Cinema enthusiasts and curious newcomers alike can experience curated screenings from artists around the globe.

About the Des Moines Arts Festival®

The Gold Grand Pinnacle Award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival® is a free annual three-day arts and culture festival the last weekend in June surrounding the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park and is presented by The Des Moines Register. The Festival would also not be possible without the support of Bravo Greater Des Moines, Principal℠, MidAmerican Energy, and Prairie Meadows. DMAF invites you to “go where it takes you…” by engaging with 180 invited professional visual artists, emerging Iowa artists, the cutting-edge Interrobang Film Festival, live music, performing arts, interactive arts activities, award-winning community outreach programs, live artist workshops and demonstrations, artisan food, and beverages for every taste.  

For more information please visit us online at www.desmoinesartsfestival.org or socialize with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DesMoinesArtsFestival, twitter at @DMArtsFestival and Instagram at desmoinesartsfestival.  #GoWhereItTakesYou  #DMAF #DMAF20

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