Archive for the 'Public Events' Category

Act fast and submit to tenth NAFF

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

A decade is a long while to be pulling one’s own weight in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, but the New Art Film Festival has managed such a feat. Get involved in marking the milestone by entering your film in Year 10!

Youth expressed positively in films

Monday, August 19th, 2019

‘Tis the season for learning as the school year rushes in, but any time is golden for inspiring our youth. Students living in the Champaign-Urbana area have options aplenty to do just that, even with filmmaking.

Stop at Pipa’s for ‘Red Light’ event

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Champaign, IL, native and author Colin Price will celebrate the release of his first book, ‘Red Light and Other Tales,’ at Pipa’s Pub on Sunday, July 14, 2019. The meet-and-greet begins at 8 p.m. Be there, not square!

URBANA sets off Freaky flashback

Friday, June 7th, 2019

On the lighter side, there are few film things we remember more fondly than the Freaky Film Festival of Champaign. Circa 2019, the internet allows us to revisit a few former Freaky movies, circa 1999. Indulge!

Patience trumps pile-up at MFHQ

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Now that C-U Confidential is guaranteed to return for a tenth round, we simply have to finish it off. Life never makes it that simple, though, even when bonus goodness steps into the pathway before the finish line.

Ebertfest 2019 films revealed

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

The College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced the movies to be showcased at the twenty-first annual edition of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival.

Ebertfest ‘19 starts on QUIET note

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Even though the 21st iteration of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival will not arrive until April, fans can get an early look at the first announced selection, A YEAR OF THE QUIET SUN, direct from Poland if they so choose.

Satire mocks, kids rock on screen

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Unlike the old days, student film projects can easily be found thanks to on-line posting. We share two such pieces made by students from the University of Illinois and Eastern Illinois University.

And another NAFF bites the dust…

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

We may have legitimacy, dependability, and a long track record, but we don’t have all the answers. Who does? It’s time to reflect on the need for the New Art Film Festival in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

NAFF IX to pack work week punch

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

The ninth annual New Art Film Festival, a curated selection of recent independent film shorts made in downstate Illinois, will take place on October 29, 2018, at the Art Theater in Champaign, IL. Details await you!