The Embassy Theatre will serve as the hosting venue for the 6th annual Hobnobben Film Festival, Oct. 15-17. The Embassy, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, also hosted the festival in 2020.
The event is the largest fundraiser for Cinema Center, a nonprofit arthouse theater.
During the three days, Hobnobben will feature a diverse lineup of film artistry (107 films selected). Also, Hobnobben will feature content chosen to align with Fright Night festivities in downtown Fort Wayne from 7-11:15 p.m. Saturday. Find the full schedule, with titles and descriptions, at https://cinemacenter.org/hobnobben-2021. Hobnobben will present six feature length films and 101 short films. Many local and Indiana students, creatives, and filmmakers are included in the festival. Almost 40% of films are made by women directors.
Five panel discussions featured throughout the festival with community members will be live-streamed and use Slido for safe audience interaction.
Films from 20 countries and 19 languages will be featured.
During the opening night reception, attendees will hobnob with fellow cinephiles before the opening night film. There will be opportunities to meet the filmmakers, pose for selfies and enjoy appetizers. A cash bar will be available.
This year’s opening night feature, “Natyam!,” is an example of Telugu cinema from India. “The movie will keep audiences riveted and wanting to dance for the entire drama and romance-filled plot,” the festival said in a news release.
These independent films have not been rated. Many address complicated and adult issues. Those concerned about age-appropriate content are encouraged to look at the schedule and description of the films, all of which is available online, before buying tickets.
Tickets went on sale Sept. 7. Full-day passes are $25 each. A three-day pass is $45. A VIP all-access pass can be purchased for $100. This can be found when selecting the 3-day pass option online.
Individual movies are $10 each and student options are available as well ($5 for individual movies and a 3-day pass for $22.50) by visiting the box office.