Cinemania presented by F.A. Wilhelm Construction Co. will debut on April 19, 2024 with an inaugural theme, A Tribute to The Beatles in Film.
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(November 9, 2023) INDIANAPOLIS - Heartland Film has announced tickets are on sale to its new signature fundraising event, Cinemania, a one-night celebration of iconic film through unique experiences. The inaugural fundraiser will take place on Friday, April 19, 2024 at The Crane Bay Event Center with the theme "A Tribute to The Beatles in Film."
Guests are invited to come together for an evening of live music, psychedelic photo experiences, fab food and of course, drinks that will make you feel all right!
Cinemania comes at an exciting anniversary year for The Beatles in film and Indianapolis. The year 2024 marks the 60th Anniversary of "A Hard Day's Night" and The Beatles' performance at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Heartland Film's new fundraiser hopes to capture Beatlemania through immersive experiences in the themed areas Lucy in the Sky of Diamonds, Strawberry Fields Forever and Yellow Submarine.
America's premiere tribute band from Chicago, BritBeat, will be headlining the night. Through elaborate costume changes, they'll take Cinemania attendees through The Beatles eras, including the Ed Sullivan Show, Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road. Local artist scheduled include Rebecca Rafla and DJ Lockstar, with additions to be announced closer to the event.
Cinemania's Honorary Chair is Angelo Pizzo. Angelo is the award-winning screenwriter and producer of the beloved, inspirational sports dramas "Hoosiers" and "Rudy." Angelo formerly served on the Heartland Film Board of Directors and has fond memories seeing live when they performed in 1964 in Indianapolis as well as seeing "A Hard Day's Night" on the big screen in Bloomington.
There are 20+ Cinemania Committee Members lead by Committee Chair, Lisa Breall. Lisa brings more than 20 years of experience and has Chaired some of the most successful events in Indianapolis. View the list of Cinemania Committee Members here.
Heartland Film is a nonprofit arts organization that was founded in 1991. Based in Indianapolis, Heartland Film's mission is to curate, promote and celebrate thoughtful and engaging films from diverse perspectives. All proceeds for the evening will help Heartland Film continue to showcase films that do more than entertain.
Heartland Film's President Michael Ault was formerly at IU Health and helped found Rev. Since coming to the film organization, he has always dreamed of launching a signature fundraiser event for Heartland Film.
"I am beyond thrilled to announce that Heartland Film will be debuting Cinemania in 2024," said President Michael Ault. "This will be an unforgettable evening with a lasting impact in helping to solidify Heartland Film's future in the Indianapolis arts community."
TICKETS & SPONSORSHIPS
Heartland Film is proud to announce that F.A. Wilhelm Construction Co. is Cinemania's Title Sponsor. Sponsorships with custom naming opportunities, VIP ticket packs and studio lounges are available now. Email Heartland Film's Director of Development Heather Ross, at email@example.com for sponsorship package information.
About Heartland Film, Inc.
Heartland Film is a nonprofit arts organization that runs the 11-day Heartland International Film Festival in October, the Academy Award®-Qualifying Indy Shorts International Film Festival in July, the Truly Moving Picture Award and other year-round programs. Based in Indianapolis, Heartland Film was founded in 1991 with the mission to curate, promote and celebrate thoughtful and engaging films from diverse perspectives. Over the years, Heartland Film has presented $3.5 million in cash prizes – the largest total amount awarded by any film festival in North America – presented 200+ studio films with the Truly Moving Picture Award, and showcased more than 2,000 feature and short films, including 10 Oscar®-winning short film titles. The 32nd Heartland International Film Festival ran October 5-15, 2023, and the 6th Indy Shorts International Film Festival was held July 18-23, 2023. For more information, visit HeartlandFilm.org.