Archive for the 'Public Events' Category

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!

ED gives HEART to the Art today

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

University of Illinois alumna Porshe R. Garner, Ph.D., will stay close to campus and become the first executive director of the Art Film Foundation, the non-profit parent of the Art Theater in Champaign.

Final week to gift NAFF the goods

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

The New Art Film Festival has added time to their Call for Entries. The final date to send in submissions is now September 7, 2018. They want to see your stuff, Champaign-Urbana. Really, they do.

View Pens to Lens ’18 films today

Friday, August 24th, 2018

If you did not attend the Pens to Lens Gala on August 11, 2018, you missed out on a fantastic chance to see children’s imaginations in action. Lucky for you, P2L always releases the goods shortly after!

Savor 2001 in 70mm all week long

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY returns to local theaters during the next two weeks in 70mm at the Virginia Theatre and IMAX at the GKC Savoy 16. Read further for more about what you can expect!

Indie Art Con is non-starter in C-U

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Both C-U Confidential and editor Jason Pankoke made rare public appearances at the inaugural Indie Art Convention & Film Festival in Savoy on July 14, 2018. Unfortunately, very few others took in the show.

NAFF IX to haunt All Hallows’ Eve

Friday, July 13th, 2018

The ninth annual New Art Film Festival has been scheduled for October 30, 2018, at the Art Theater in downtown Champaign, Illinois. Submission window for the NAFF is open from now until August 31!