Embassy Theatre Hosts Cinema Center’s 2021
Hobnobben Film Festival
Fort Wayne, Ind. (September 3, 2021) – The Embassy Theatre will serve as the hosting venue
for the 2021 Hobnobben Film Festival, running Friday, October 15 through Sunday, October 17.
The Embassy hosted the event in 2020 and is proud to serve as the location for the sixth annual
festival. Hobnobben has been the largest fundraiser for Cinema Center in previous years with
the goal to raise funds to support the nonprofit arthouse theater.
During the three days, Hobnobben will feature a diverse lineup of film artistry (107 films
selected). Also, Hobnobben will be featuring content chosen to align with Fort Wayne’s Fright
Night festivities in downtown Fort Wayne from 7 to 11:15 p.m. on Saturday (see schedule for
Some significant callouts of this year’s festival are the following:
– 6 feature length films (narrative and feature-length unscripted)
– 101 short films (categories: animated, fiction, first time filmmaker and/or
advanced student, Indiana Reels, high school or undergraduate student films,
unscripted, WTFortWayne Shorts)
– 31 films by first-time filmmakers
– Many local and Indiana students, creatives, and filmmakers included in the
festival; 26% of all films selected have a local or Indiana connection.
– Almost 40% of films are made by women directors.
– Five panel discussions featured throughout the festival with community members
will be live streamed and use Slido for safe audience interaction.
– Films from 20 countries
– 19 languages featured
During the opening night reception, attendees will hobnob with fellow cinephiles before the
opening night film. There will be opportunities to meet the filmmakers, pose for selfies and enjoy
appetizers. Cash bar also available. This year’s opening night feature, Natyam!, is an amazing
example of Telugu cinema that comes all the way from India. The movie will keep audiences
riveted and wanting to dance for the entire drama and romance-filled plot. The awards
ceremony will take place in the auditorium before the feature film.
Hobnobben Daily Schedules
Note: These independent films have not been rated. Many do address complicated and adult issues.
Those concerned about age-appropriate content are encouraged to look at the schedule and description
of the films, all of which is available online, before purchasing tickets.
Friday, Oct. 15
FROM HURDLES TO TRIUMPHS
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
TOUGH TOPICS: FAMILY EDITION
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
BROUGHT TO YOU BY QUARANTINE
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
LET’S TALK MENSTRUATION
3:00 – 4:45 p.m.
MOVE, LISTEN AND SING!
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION, AWARDS CEREMONY & OPENING NIGHT FILM: NATYAM
6:00 – 9:45 p.m.
LIVE PASSIONATELY, BE WEIRD, EXPRESS YOUR BEAUTIFUL SELF
10:00 -11:45 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
SIX ANGRY WOMEN
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
NATURE’S COMFORTING COMPANIONS
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
THE POWER OF CREATION
3:15 – 5:15 p.m.
EXPEDITIONS (MOSTLY) UNKNOWN
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
LIVING…EVEN WHEN IT’S HARD (part of Fright Night)
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
DARK & TWISY & PRETTY FUN: FRIGHT NIGHT EDITION
8:45 – 9:45 p.m.
FEARING THE UNKNOWN (part of Fright Night)
10:00 – 11:15 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 17
RESCUE AND ESCAPE: SAVING JEWISH LIVES
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
THIS IS AMERICA
2:00 – 4:45 p.m.
YOU CAN’T DEFINE ME
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
LOVE ♥ LOVE
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS
7:45 – 9:30 p.m.
Learn more about Hobnobben here: https://cinemacenter.org/hobnobben-2021 The festival
wouldn’t be a success without all of its sponsors and members. Anyone interested in any level
of sponsorship can reach out to email@example.com. Cinema Center is also accepting
donations here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/hobnobbenfilmfestival
All ticketing options will be on sale Tuesday, September 7 at 10 a.m.
– Full-day passes are $25 each.
– A three-day pass is $45.
– A VIP all-access pass can be purchased for $100. This can be found when you
select the 3-day pass option online.
– Individual movies are $10 each and student options are available as well ($5 for
individual movies and a 3-day pass for $22.50) by visiting the box office.
Please note that above pricing does not include any applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased
at ticketmaster.com, fwembassytheatre.org and at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy
(260.424.5665) at 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne.
Activities at the Embassy are made possible in part by Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne and
the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National
Endowment for the Arts.