IIFF MOVING TO NEW PLACE AND TIME!
In January of 2013 the Board of Directors voted to move the Iowa Independent Film
Festival back to nearby Mason City where it originated 7 years ago. In 2013 it will take place on
October 25-27 which is also a switch from its summer dates.
Several factors contributed to this decision, but the most important was the opportunity
to relocate the festival to the newly restored Park Inn Hotel, the last remaining hotel in the
world designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
“Essentially, the festival will take place in what, itself, is a work of art,” explained festival
director Richard Schinnow. “We love Clear Lake, but our venues were spread out and we had
complaints about the comfortability of our seating. At the Park Inn all three venues will be
under one elegant roof, and we’ll have the most comfortable seats we’ve had yet.”
The venues will include the ballroom, which comfortably seats 200, and two smaller 40
seat rooms. The festival plans to keep prices at the same $25 for the 3-day pass, which provides
access to all films, special events and parties, and the $10 day pass.
Submission dates for filmmakers have been changed accordingly and may be accessed
elsewhere on this website.