Dark Carnival is now the Diabolique International Film Festival
Join us September 19-20, 2014 in Bloomington, Indiana for the premiere showcase of independent genre cinema, featuring horror, sci-fi, fantasy and animation.
The Diabolique International Film Festival began life more than 8 years ago as the Dark Carnival Film Festival. Since 2007 we have screened over 250 films from more than a dozen countries, and from almost every state in the US.
We’ve had the honor of hosting visiting filmmakers from around the country, and from around the world, including Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, and the UK. Over the years, we have gained a reputation as a festival that truly values independent genre films and the people who make them. Many of the movies from past fests have been picked up by major distributors, and our event has provided numerous networking opportunities.
As a result, we’ve been featured in a variety of local, regional and national publications, having been recognized by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee,” and one of the “13 Horror Film Festivals to Die For.”
The new year brings some big changes to the festival, including a new name, new venue, and new sponsors. We’re particularly excited to announce our partnership with one of the fastest growing genre publications in the world, Diabolique Magazine. The publishers of Diabolique bring their considerable industry connections and marketing reach to the table in a way that we hope will propel this festival forward for many years to come.
In addition to a name change, we’re also excited to announce our new venue at IU Cinema on the Indiana University campus. With state-of-the-art 2K and 4K digital projection (as well as 16mm and 35mm film projection) IU Cinema offers the highest possible projection quality. IU Cinema is also one of only a handful of theaters in the country that is THX certified (and one of only two theaters in the state of Indiana). This amazing venue is one of the keys to fulfilling our pledge to deliver the best festival experience for our patrons and filmmakers.
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