Archive for the 'Public Events' Category

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!

Art show marks CMM milestone

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Champaign Movie Makers is a grassroots institution and a necessary constant calm in our swirling on-off storm of film culture du C-U. Wish CMM a happy 10th birthday at their free show tonight at the Art Theater!

Logan elucidates on Lindsay logic

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Last fall, the New Art Film Festival tried to introduce you to central Illinois’ first major contributor to film history. Only a handful attended. Remedy your situation by watching our first-ever video release on the same.

NAFF rounds up video menagerie

Monday, June 4th, 2018

At long last, we have made constructive use of YouTube and recreated past editions of the New Art Film Festival of Champaign. Discover your new favorite local movies! Share your personal picks with others!

Art to present Chicago film series

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The Art Theater in Champaign launches a promising new series featuring Illinois films and Illinois stories today, May 22, 2018, with a presentation of ALL THE QUEEN’S HORSES directed by Kelly Richmond Pope.

SEEDS, more sewn in busy spring

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Diversity is key to experiencing this wide world through film. Witness it through our previews of SEEDS, UNDERGROUND SOUND, THE ART OF SITTING QUIETLY AND DOING NOTHING, and – yes – TURKISH STAR WARS!

Student fests to fill semester’s end

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

We have a hunch this bunch of University of Campus shows will bring you insight as to what today’s students think about film. Feminist Film Festival, IIllinifest, and Golden Corn Film Festival will welcome your audience!

Ebertfest 2018 films revealed

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

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

Points made on C-U film timeline

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

It was inevitable. We had to start putting all this popular and arcane knowledge to good use somehow. Therefore, we’ve begun fitting a few of those pieces into place on our new Plot Points du C-U page!