Archive for the 'Area Festivals' Category

NAFF website indefinitely closed

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Our first post today is to announce the website for the New Art Film Festival has been retired. What transpires in the future for the NAFF will dictate whether it will be of service to the C-U as before.

Fellow fests worth a NAFF shout

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

In an ideal situation, the New Art Film Festival would be joining other downstate Illinois film events in engaging and enthralling you. In this case, the NAFF cheers on their festival friends from afar.

Choose your own NAFFventure!

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

We see that many indie and not-indie film festivals are exploring online streaming. The New Art Film Festival isn’t primed to do that right now but they still have such sights to show you on YouTube!

‘Shows’ page details past NAFFs

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

We’ve finally built a permanent home for the New Art Film Festival on C-U Blogfidental via the ‘Picture Shows du C-U’ page. Did you know we write more than posts on CUBlog? Read about it!

Grab a badge to mark NAFF 10th

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

Even though two out of the three pictured here are on a hard pause, we wear our DIY doings like badges of honor. You can too, citizens and alumni of Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond!

C-U cinema hits a slippery slope

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

The scenes from a film culture that we have been watching mostly from afar fill us with mild disenchantment instead of wonder. And then we were ordered to self-shelter and keep personal spaces to ourselves. Joy.

KNFFF to freak us good on Dec. 7

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

A new movie show is about to land on the (snow) banks of Champaign-Urbana in the effort to freak us out … for fun! The Krampusnacht Freeky Film Festival will fill up SoDo Theatre on December 7, 2019.

Alas, no NAFF 2019 show for you

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

There’s really not much more to say on behalf of the New Art Film Festival. We need a short break from it publicly, starting now, even though we won’t get a break from it privately until further notice.

Options bloom for UI film students

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Students at the University of Illinois have more options to breathe in and produce the cinema then they know. We update today on the UI Golden Corn Student Film Festival and the Illinois Film Office’s Shortcuts contest.

C-U cinema tumbles hard into fall

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

All systems are go for several cool film events coming to the area! Learn about them and postulate what might become of the orphaned New Art Film Festival now that the Art Theater is a cinematic sitting duck.