Iowa Independent Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Iowa Independent Film Festival
SINCE: 2007
WHERE: North Iowa
WEBSITE: www.iowaindie.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: In April of 2007, Tanna Frederick and Dick Schinnow launched the first Iowa Independent Film festival in Music Man Square in Mason City. Frederick had conceived the idea with independent film maker Henry Jaglom who had just directed her in Hollywood Dreams, and the two of them convinced Schinnow that a film festival should be established in North Iowa.

‘LOST NATION: THE IOWAY’ Among Winners of 2013 Iowa Independent Film Festival.

‘LOST NATION: THE IOWAY’ Among Winners of 2013 Iowa Independent Film Festival.

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Equine Program Director, Ken McClellan astride Ioway Chief in a scene from "Lost Nation: The Ioway 2."Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Equine Program Director, Ken McClellan astride Ioway Chief in a scene from “Lost Nation: The Ioway 2.”

Indie film “LOST NATION: THE IOWAY” directed by Kelly Rundle is the winner of the Best Feature-Length Documentary of the 2013 Iowa Independent Film Festival. “LOST NATION: THE IOWAY” tells the nearly forgotten story of the Ioway Indians, and their impact on American history, CAROL TILLEY: COMIC BOOK CRUSADER received the award for Best Short Documentary, and THE RIGHT REGRETS won the award for Best Short Feature