INseparable Film Project

Indiana Humanities seeks proposals for short films exploring how Hoosiers experience and grapple with urban, suburban and rural divides.

INseparable Film Project

Indiana Humanities seeks applications for the creation of high-quality short films (5 to 15 minutes) that invite Hoosiers to consider the stories of urban, rural and suburban Hoosiers. Our goal is to sponsor the creation of educational yet stimulating films that invite Hoosiers to think, read and talk about what unites and divides us across urban, rural and suburban boundaries.

The INseparable Film Project is a component of Indiana Humanities’ newest thematic initiative, which explores how Hoosiers and Americans have thought about urban, suburban and rural differences over time and how we think about them today. We hope to spark conversations about the ways the futures of urban, rural and suburban Hoosiers are linked and what might be preventing us from working together. Film is a special medium that allows for storytelling that complements the other ways we’re inviting Hoosiers to think about the meaning of urban, suburban and rural. We’re also eager to create more opportunities for Hoosiers to have their own experiences documented and reflected back to them onscreen.


The call for proposals linked below includes a detailed project timeline, instructions for how to apply and an overview of possible themes to explore. Applications are due May 10. Indiana Humanities will notify selected filmmakers in early June, and final products must be delivered no later than Nov. 25. Up to four filmmakers will receive $6,500 to complete their proposed projects; up to four high school students or student teams will receive $1,000 to develop a film project that aligns to the call for proposals.


Contact Leah Nahmias, director of programs and community engagement ( / 317.616.9804).