The Middle Coast Film Festival was Bloomington’s first interactive film festival, working in conjunction with the Bloomington community to provide access to both filmmakers and film audiences alike. Middle Coast provided multi-day screenings of highly anticipated international and national short and feature movies, web-based episodes, and music videos at four separate venues in Bloomington. There were panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and multiple networking events at local studios, restaurants, and bars.
The people behind Middle Coast Film Festival believed that while water connects places, the opportunity of the Midwest connects people.
The Middle Coast Film Festival typically took place in July of every year, and although it hasn't ran for a number of years now, it had a huge impact on the Middle Coast film scene. Films screened at the festival would have included films from 2018 like Deadpool 2, Black Panther, Hereditary and Avengers: Infinity War.
Hope to see the festival return soon!
Middle Coast Film Festival isn't the only film festival to have stopped running. Lifetree, Baystreet, SoCal Independent, North x North, Screentest, Minneapolis Underground, Julian Film Fest, San Antonio Independent Christian film festival, and Way Down, have all also ended their festivals.