December 13, 2011

‘Food Flix Film Festival’ was created as part of an initiative of the City’s Commission on Aging

Ivy Tech is launching a “Food Flix Film Festival” next spring in effort to connect youth and elderly populations in the community. “Food Flix” was created as part of an initiative of the City of Bloomington’s Commission on Aging. The Commission on Aging encourages institutions in the community to independently develop creative programming for joining youth and elderly populations.

“Food Flix” is a contest for amateur filmmakers, focusing on intergenerational relationships sharing in a culinary activity. Submissions must involve a minimum of two people separated in age with at least one generation in-between, include a food-related activity that reflects family or cultural heritage, be largely unscripted and no longer than 30 minutes. Film submission deadline is February 20, 2012.

The film contest will take place during the Creative Aging Festival in May 2012, where entries will be judged and prizes will be awarded based upon artistic quality, interactive engagement, educational value and entertainment value. The grand prize includes receiving two free classes from Ivy Tech’s Center for Lifelong Learning, a $150 gift certificate to Best Buy, and film aired on local CATS television. Second and third place prizes will be awarded.

The college is also participating in the Creative Aging Festival through separate activities coordinated by its Center for Lifelong Learning. The Center is sponsoring the May 16 Creative Aging Symposium. The Center for Lifelong Learning will coordinate noncredit art classes, gallery exhibits and host related noncredit classes for seniors–both in Bloomington (mostly at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center) and at Burton Kimble Farms in Orleans, Ind.

The Creative Aging Festival is a month-long celebration honoring our elders and their creative contributions to our community.

For more information about where to return “Food Flix Film Festival” entries, rules, guidelines, judging criteria and prizes, log on and click on “Food Flix Film Festival” in the center of the page. Questions about “Food Flix” should be directed to Robert Soto, or (812) 330-6125.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.