One day, in some way, we are going to take full advantage of that wily acronym for it is the grammatical gift that keeps on giving. (We could seriously emblazon those four letters on no small amount of swag such as t-shirts, bumper stickers, temporary tattoos, beer coasters, and the like…) Until such a time, film folk of Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond, we request you take full advantage of the just-opened Call for Entries window that will help us determine what will play the sixth annual New Art Film Festival! Get your locally-made cinema flowing to the Art Theater Co-op by following our instructions in the press release after the jump, which by now is a well-worn script for all the NAFF veterans in the audience. Art general manager Austin McCann and his trusted staff have a direct line to the Secret MICRO-FILM Headquarters and will regularly alert us on all the goodies deposited at or mailed to 126 W. Church St., Champaign, IL, until the deadline chimes at midnight at the end of Friday, August 28. A final schedule will then be announced mid-September as to what the NAFF will bring audiences on Sunday, October 4.
As this is obviously a transition year for the NAFF, at least in the sense of calendar placement, we will do our best to uphold the tenets you expect from our show: professional presentation by the Art, clean compilation by Luke Boyce and Shatterglass Studios, prescient promotion by Lisa and Jason Cerezo of ThirdSide, and engaging entertainment produced by people like you! We have ideas about modest bells and whistles we might add starting as early as this year, so watch for updates and details right here at C-U Blogfidential, on the NAFF Facebook page, or at the official NAFF Web site so you hear about them first. We look forward to seeing the independent film community’s most current visions on our screen!
~ Jason Pankoke
This announcement will remain at the head of C-U Blogfidential until further notice. Please hit the jump for the official NAFF 2015 Call for Entries or scroll down for the most recent posts!