The 3rd Annual Victory International Film Festival will be in Downtown Evansville September 9 – 10, 2022. Our two day walking festival celebrates film and the community of Evansville.
Attendees can expect red carpet events, panels and workshops from industry experts, special screenings, premieres, and films from around the corner to around the world. Filmmakers are in competition for one of our many awards and honors including our Audience Award which will be decided at the festival by attendees!
Tickets are $22.50 for the Opening Night Celebration, $15 for Saturday only, or $25 for a two day pass and can be purchased on our ticket page.
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Our festival begins Friday, September 9 with an Opening Night Celebration at the Victory Theatre. Doors will open at 6pm and tickets will be available for pick-up or purchase. Walk the carpet and get your photo taken in front of our festival backdrop, then enjoy a cocktail, beverage, or concessions before the show.
The main event will begin at 7pm in the Victory’s historic 1900 seat theater. Following an introduction by Festival Director Patrick Higgs, four of the festival’s films (including In Our Own League) will be shown. An After Party at Arcademie (22 NW Sixth Street) will follow where you can relax and speak with a filmmaker or two!
Our Registration and Headquarters at Encounter Church will open at 10:30am on Saturday, September 10th. Guests can pick up or purchase their passes at this location, which also serves as one of our screening rooms. The films will roll at 11am at our three primary locations: Encounter Church (317 Main Street), Innovation Pointe (318 Main Street), and Old National Public Theatre at WNIN (Two Main Street). EVPL Central Library (200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd) will host a free screening of “A League of Their Own” at 1:00pm.
Screenings will cease at all locations by 8pm, but the day does not end there. All guests of the festival are invited to attend our Awards Ceremony. See who wins one of our many awards, including the Audience Award which is decided by YOU!
Hours of Operation
Thursday, September 8 – Pre-Festival Preview Party
Join us the night before the festival for a Preview Party at 6pm at Myriad Brewing Company (101 SE First St, Suite 1). Ms. PeeWee’s Soul Food truck will be there, too! 21 and up.
Friday, September 9 – Opening Night Celebration
The doors at the Victory Theatre (600 Main Street) will open at 6pm on Friday, September 9. Tickets will be available for purchase or, in the case of pre-sales, pick-up at the ticket windows. See the Tickets & Passes section below for more information. An After Party at Arcademie (22 NW Sixth Street) will follow the event.
Saturday, September 10
Our Headquarters at Encounter Church (317 Main Street) will open at 10:30 am. Passes & Credentials will be for sale or pick-up at that time. Screenings will begin at 11am at Encounter Church (317 Main Street), Innovation Pointe (318 Main Street), and Old National Public Theatre at WNIN (Two Main Street). EVPL Central Library (200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd) will host a free screening of “A League of Their Own” at 1:00pm.
Screenings will end by 8:00pm, followed by our Awards Ceremony and an After Party.
Tickets & Passes
Tickets to the Opening Night Celebration, 2 day passes, or Saturday only tickets can be purchased on the tickets page. Anyone that pre-buys a ticket to the Opening Night Celebration will pick up a ticket at Will Call at the Victory Theatre on Friday, September 9.
Find out more about each location below, or view all locations on Google Maps.
Our Opening Night Celebration will be at the Victory Theatre (600 Main Street) on Friday, September 9. Walk the red carpet beginning at 6:00pm with the event beginning at 7:00pm.
Encounter Church (317 Main Street) will serve as our base of operations for the festival. While not open on Friday, September 9, registration will be in the first floor lobby on Saturday. You can purchase passes and pick up your credentials at this location only. In addition we will be using the second floor space as one of our screening rooms.
The Old National Public Theatre inside the WNIN Public Media Center (Two Main Street) features a 48 seat cinema style theatre, stadium seating, and Christie Cinema Digital Projection. It will serve as one of our screening rooms on Saturday.
Located in the heart of Downtown Evansville, Innovation Pointe (318 Main Street) is a high-tech business incubator managed by the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville. On Saturday, we’ll be using the Media Suite on the 1st Floor as a screening room, with panels and workshops in the MakerSpace located on the lower level.
Central Library (200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) is the beating heart of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library system. The 145,000 square foot facility opened in 2004 and offers extended hours and a wide variety of amenities that include meeting and study spaces, the beautifully appointed Indiana Room, and the Browning Events Room which will serve as one of our screening rooms on Saturday. Central Library has parking on the ground level, or in an underground garage on the Chestnut Street side of the building.
Join us the night before the festival for a Preview Party at 6pm at Myriad Brewing Company (101 SE First St, Suite 1). The Rock-A-Burger food truck will be there, too! 21 and up.
Microbrewery serving house made beer. We have a selection of wines and spirits as well. Guests are welcome to bring in their own food or order delivery.
After our Opening Night Celebration on Friday, September 19, come join us at Arcademie (22 NW Sixth Street) for food, drinks, games, and networking.
Here, vintage games live on in your new favorite barcade. Put a new, antiquated spin on your game nights at Arcademie. Because honestly, they just don’t make arcade games like they used to. With a dozen draughts and classic drinks to boot, you can master the art of the flipper on timeless antique-style machines.
After our Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 10, come join us at the Riverwalk Restaurant (6 Walnut Street).
Locally owned and operated by the Acropolis restaurant duo Doros and Ellada Hadjisavva, the RiverWalk restaurant is located in the popular Hadi Shrine building.
We have designed our festival to highlight our Downtown District – a vibrant and convivial environment for residents and guests to Evansville. By spreading out our locations we hope that attendees will appreciate all the area has to offer. Use our interactive map on Google Maps to find our screening rooms and event locations.
There are many hotels located in the Evansville area, but two are located downtown, within walking distance of the festival venues.
Located just blocks from our festival locations downtown, the hotel is surrounded by shopping and your choice of restaurants. It has all the amenities travelers have come to expect from the Holiday Inn family and includes a hot breakfast with your stay.
Evansville is an active ride share community with drivers for Uber and Lyft. Just download the app on your smart device to secure a ride. Evansville also has multiple taxi services but must be booked in advance by phone or their website; see Evansville Taxi Service.