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tue12feb(feb 12)11:00 amsun28apr(apr 28)5:00 pmFeaturedEvansville in the 1960s(february 12) 11:00 am - (april 28) 5:00 pm


February 12 (Tuesday) 11:00 am - April 28 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

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EVANSVILLE IN THE 1960S, February 10-April 28, 2019, examines key happenings in our City during this nationally turbulent decade and highlights topics including education, commerce, City infrastructure, important occurrences, and the impact of national events. Though Evansville was not devoid of unrest, perhaps because of its basic conservatism and its Midwest location it was not impacted by nor involved to as great an extent in the cultural upheaval that swept parts of the country during the decade of the 1960s. Although thousands of men from the area served in Vietnam and young people from the City lost their lives, there were no major demonstrations against the war; and the outbursts of racial unrest in Evansville were not on the scale of the disquiet that swept major cities.

During the 1960s, Evansville’s community leaders concentrated on the City’s education system, infrastructure, and commerce. Strides were made in upgrading educational opportunities at both the high school and college levels. In 1962, Lincoln High School, the segregated, black high-school in the City, was converted to an elementary school as part of the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation’s integration program.

That same year Harrison High School opened. In 1965, an extension campus of Indiana State University began classes in Evansville (now the University of Southern Indiana) and Evansville College became the University of Evansville in 1967.  Schools in the City enjoyed success in sports in the 1960s as Evansville College won basketball championships on three occasions, Bosse High School and North High School won state high school basketball titles, and Reitz High School enjoyed success on the gridiron.

Ambitious building projects included  construction of the Civic Center, the riverfront renewal project, extensive renewal of the downtown area, completion of the floodwall, the opening of branch libraries, and the construction of high-rise housing units. In 1963, Evansville became home to Indiana’s first enclosed shopping complex as Washington Square Mall opened on the southeast side and retail shopping began a major move away from downtown. Through artifacts, imagery, and documents, EVANSVILLE IN THE 1960S looks back at a period when Evansvillians were living through quickly changing times.

sat27apr11:00 amsat5:00 pmFeaturedSecond Annual Evansville Museum International Drone Film Festival11:00 am - 5:00 pm


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Evansville Museum International Drone Film Festival, Saturday, April 27, 2019, is a film competition offering a unique overview of the development in trends and techniques of drone cinematography. Now in our second year, our film festival will offer an international platform for filmmakers to exhibit their work as well as compete for an anticipated $2500 in cash prizes. Screenings of winning entries and shortlisted films will take place inside the amazing dome of the Museum’s Koch Immersive Theater & Planetarium.

Click here to see the winning entries from the 2018 Evansville Museum International Drone Film Festival.

Get involved in 2019 as we showcase the best that aerial cinematography has to offer at our day-long event that features two separate screenings of the official selection as picked by our judges, a drone regulations workshop, a how to get started in drone videography workshop, a drone demonstration and giveaways!

Click here to submit an entry Submitted films may be up to 5-minutes in length. Applications close March 22, 2019.

Our Grand Prize Awards

Best of Show Award

Best Tri-State Film Award (Indiana, Kentucky & Illinois)

Best Student Entry Award

People’s Choice Award

Our Category Awards

Land, Sky, Water, Air (Landscapes, Nature, Urban)

Extreme Video (Drone Racing, Sports, Fast-Paced Videos)

Open Category (Films that Do Not Fit in Other Categories)

Festival Schedule

12:30 PM Public Viewing of Official Selections

1:30 PM  Drone Demos (weather permitting)

2:30 PM Public Viewing of Official Selections (a repeat of 12:30 pm)

3:30 PM Presentation of Category Winners, Best of Show, Tri-State, Student & People’s Choice Awards

Ticket Pricing

Drone Film Festival Admission will be $12 (includes optional workshops & Museum admission)

Other Information

Jury Panel– Selects our official selections and chooses grand prize & category winners

  • Roger McBain – Arts Writer and Reviewer
  • Aaron Begle – Creative Director, Hele Productions
  • Jacob Embrey – Licensed drone pilot and photojournalist for WFIE-14 News

Click here for  EMIDFF Rules


All entries must be submitted through the Evansville Museum International Drone Film Festival (EMIDFF) festival page on specifically via this url: All short film submissions must be done through direct upload to FilmFreeway.

Film Submissions – To be considered for the EMIDFF your content must meet all the specifications and requirements relating to film categories and submission. Your film does not need to exclusively contain aerial footage, but must incorporate at least 50% Drone footage.  You agree you will not submit any content that is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, discriminatory or abusive.

Film Selection – Films are reviewed during the application period. You  will be notified via FilmFreeway by no later than April 8, 2019 if your film has been selected.

Jury Panel – A panel of three judges will make the the official selections and category winners.

Screening – Official Selection Films successful, will be screened at an all-day event on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Evansville, Indiana (USA) in the Koch Immersive Theater at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science.

Official Selections – A total of five films will comprise the official selections of the EMIFF for each category and will be announced to the public at two film festival screenings on Saturday, April 27 2019. Film makers who submit a film chosen as an official selection of the Festival will receive free admission to EMIDFF.

Drone Film Festival Categories-Short Film (Using a Drone to tell a Story), Land, Sky, Water, Air (Landscapes, Nature, Urban), Extreme Video (Drone Racing, Sports, Fast-Paced Videos), Open Category (Films that Do Not Fit in Other Categories)

Discretionary Awards-Best of Show, Best Tri-State Film (films submitted from Indiana, Kentucky & Illinois), Best Student Entry (entries by students), People’s Choice Award (picked during event).

Winning Films – One winning film in each category, plus up to four discretionary awards will be announced to the public at two film festival screenings on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Winners receive free admission to EMIDFF, Prizes will be delivered to film makers post film festival in U.S. Dollars by PayPal or by check payable to a U.S. bank and delivered to U.S. addresses by the United States Postal Service. If you are not in the U.S., you agree to accept payment by the PayPal service.

Student Films- Entries eligible for our Best Student Award must be submitted by a student of an accredited educational institution. The name of the educational institution must be entered with the film submission.

Subtitles – Are welcome, but not required, expect in the case of non-English speaking films, which must include English subtitles.

By entering your film into the Evansville Museum International Drone Film Festival EMIDFF you accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property contained within your film and that you have cleared all contents of the film with the respective copyright holders prior to submission to the festival. By entering your work into this festival this constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the EMIDFF. We reserve the right to use segments of your submitted film for promotional purposes only, including but not limited to broadcast on TV or the internet. You agree that the EMIDFF may use your publicity stills prior to the festival for marketing, promotional activities and publicity purposes. We may also screen your film for judging, media review purposes or for exhibition, launch, after parties, partner events in association with We will always contact you (or a nominated filmmaker) to inform you of this prior to use.

Consent of parent or guardian must be obtained where a minor may be a participant in the film festival or competition. If the winner of a prize is under the age of 18 years, the prize will be awarded to the winner’s nominated parents or guardian.

The Filmmaker grants EMIDFF the non¬exclusive right to exhibit the film at the EMIDFF. Additionally, Filmmaker grants EMIDFF the right to exhibit the Film up to ten times at EMIDFF branded events for a period of one year. You authorize EMIDFF to display your film on the EMIDFF website and give express permission to the festival to screen your film publicly at without monetary compensation.

EMIDFF does not claim any ownership rights to the content and films, the intellectual property and proprietary rights existing anywhere in the world and EMIDFF acquire no ownership, proprietary or other rights to your work and or film.

By submitting your film, it does not guarantee acceptance and selection of the work into the EMIDFF. You agree that you are aware that all films received will be reviewed by jury and judged, and that some films may not be selected for cinema screening as official selection of EMIDFF. You accept this risk.

This agreement is made in the state of Indiana, The United States of America and is governed by its laws.

sun28apr(apr 28)11:00 amsun09jun(jun 9)5:00 pmFeatured26th Working Together11:00 am - (june 9) 5:00 pm


April 28 (Sunday) 11:00 am - June 9 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

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For the 26th consecutive year, regional artists will participate in a juried competition entitled Working Together. The April 28–June 9 Old Gallery exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana and will include work in the categories of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, textiles and mixed media.