THE GADABOUT is a DIY Film Festival that curates an annual short film program that tours internationally.


Inspired by the DIY music scene, The Gadabout started as an answer to the more commercial, pretentious film festivals. We bought a van, got a projector, screen, and PA, then took a program of short films out on the road. We screened in basements, art houses, music venues, collective spaces, warehouses, parking lots, Micro-cinemas, parks, etc.

Each year since we’ve put a new program of short films together to take on tour.  Early 2014 we kick-off the 12th Annual Gadabout Film Festival in Bloomington, IN.  Screening all new programs of narrative shorts, animation, music videos, foreign films, and more, as well as our latest entries for the monthly movie challenge.