Film created by Ivy Tech-Columbus visual communications class selected for Indy film fest

COLUMBUS – “The Switch,” a short film created by the students of Mark Searles’ Visual Communications 105 class (Video and Sound) at Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus, has been selected to be shown at the “Wet Your Pants Comedy Film Fest” at the Indianapolis Art Center on November 13 and 14. Films selected for the festival represent the United States, Canada, Spain, Israel, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The film festival is dedicated to raising money for and awareness of kidney disease; all proceeds will be donated to the National Kidney Foundation.

“The Switch,” which depicts a conflict between a drab office worker and a colorful skateboarder, was shot almost entirely on the Columbus campus. Students handled all the key production duties, and the film features Ivy Tech-Columbus students in the lead roles. The film will be shown as part of a series of English language shorts at 12:30 pm on November 14.

The cost of a Saturday pass, to see one or all of the films, is $25; a Sunday pass is $20; a weekend pass is $40. For more information, access

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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