Indie Incubator ends 10 years of short film showcase

It’s not a “goodbye forever” on Sunday, June 14 for the twentieth Indie Incubator XX free film festival of locally-made short films held bi-monthly for the past decade at the Original Mother’s on Division St.

Rather, fest founders Matt Kubinski and his producing partner, Charles Klein are taking a few months hiatus before returning to “something definitely different.”

Their next film fest endeavor “will be bigger, better, with films of a higher quality, and a paid submission to encourage more serious submissions,” Kubinski says.

Indie Incubator XX will present from 12 to 20 shorts at the final screening and also award their last “eye-Con” eyeball statuette, for the twentieth time.

As in the past, every entry receives an Eye Con trophy. The “Best of Fest” award this time will go one of the top three winners from previous Incubators and its producer will receive a $250 cash prize. The runner-up gets a $250 Magnanimous Media rental credit. 

On this occasion, filmmaker Kevin Epperson of One Tear Productions, will be singled out for Indie Incubator’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  His achievement is having entered at least two films a year in every Indie Incubator Film Festival since it started in 2005.

The number of attendees expected is between 100 and 150 for closing night, estimates Kubinski, chief digital officer and marketing director at Lodge Management, parent company of Original Mother’s and 10 other popular clubs and restaurants.

Showtime is two hours long and admission, as always, is free. 

Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, June 12 for submitting shorts of every genre, including trailers and music videos, up to 20 minutes long.  Click here to enter. Cost of entry is nada.

The Original Mother’s is at 26 E. Division, doors open at 5 p.m. Showtime is two hours, with intermissions, and admission is free. Popcorn is complimentary along with $4 Coors Light bottles and $5 Jameson cocktails and shots on special. Attendees must be 21 and over.