Archive for the 'Area Festivals' Category

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.

Students bring life to film at UIUC

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Currently-enrolled students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign know what’s going down on campus more than we do, but we can always toss up a little friendly advice on their behalf.

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!

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!

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.

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.