June 15-18, 2017

Official 2017 Hobnobben Guide & Schedule

Plan your Hobnobben Film Festival experience right now! Check out our cool program guide, now with a downloadable pdf version if that's what you're into.  We will be adding an interactive schedule May 19th for purchasing tickets.

Amplify Art!

Help support Blocknobben! a free, community block party held on the plaza of the Arts United Center, as part of the Hobnobben Film Festival. This June 16th, See & Be Seen with filmmakers from all over the country, chat about your favorite movies from the festival and enjoy offerings from several local breweries, food trucks, and the music from Sankofa, Belle & the Strange, and James and the Drifters. Want to see how a movie is made? We are excited to unleash filmmakers on the plaza, transforming it into a movie set for our Film the Fort project! Once sun goes down, things get really dark when we screen the Coen brothers classic "No Country for Old Men," with a live score provided by local musicians Ben Larson and Bryce Wiseman. Celebrate the artistry of film with the rest of Fort Wayne at this year's Blocknobben!

Thank You to our Sponsors

Hobnobben would not be possible without the generous support of community partners. Please support the businesses and organizations who have supported us and have contributed to the cultural enrichment of the Northeast Indiana community.


Friday, June 16, 6pm-Midnight

Arts United Plaza

303 East Main Street

Free and open to the public

A block party celebrating our love of film and our community. Blocknobben will feature local breweries and local eateries, live music booked by Soiree, the Blocknobben Marketplace of local hand-picked vendors, and live painting from local artists. Throughout this event we will unleash filmmakers on the plaza, transforming it into a movie set for the Film the Fort project. Join us at the end of the night for an outdoor screening of “No Country For Old Men” with a live score from local musicians Ben Larson. 

Sponsored by TriCore Logic & Amplify Art!



Hobnobben Film Festival is where film lovers rub elbows with film makers, in downtown Ft. Wayne, Indiana. This will be the Summit City's second annual multi-day, multi-venue film festival, presented by Cinema Center, a nonprofit film organization with 40 years of experience in the community. This year's film festival will take place June 15th-June 18th, 2017. Ft. Wayne is a cool, little city with a great art scene, a growing downtown busting at the seams with restaurants and bars, and because of Cinema Center, some of the most film-loving folks you will meet in the Midwest. Because Ft. Wayne is where electronics pioneer Philo Farnsworth perfected the invention of the modern television, we have decided to honor him at Hobnobben with Philo Fest, a portion of Hobnobben that focuses exclusively on episodic and serialized television pilots. But, we are also screening shorts and features from local, regional, national and international filmmakers, as well! We had a lot of fun at the inaugural festival and we are sure this year will be even better! Hobnobben is taking Cinema Center, and all of northeast Indiana, down a great, cinematic road for years to come. The festival plaza is all within walking distance from downtown eateries, recreation, bars and all festival-related parties. The three Ft. Wayne venues hosting the Hobnobben Film Festival in 2017 are Cinema CenterArts United Center and Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab