Archive for the 'Area Festivals' Category

Eighth NAFF to be LE in scope

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

No NAFF news is not good news, especially at this time of year, so we’re happy to finally drop the skinny on the 2017 New Art Film Festival and announce the Call for Entries period is underway!

Ebertfest 2017 films revealed

Friday, March 31st, 2017

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

In My Backyard: Year 10

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

The start of Year 10 must have been so zen that we neglected the annual address. Therefore, we’re posting plug-and-play content as we count down and lead up to Year 12! This time, we posit media creation for all.

Illinifest entry window now open

Monday, February 13th, 2017

The MACS 464 classmates at the University of Illinois are gearing up for their annual “Illinifest” project, which will culminate with a short film show on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Entries are being accepted right now!

In My Backyard: Year 9

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

The start of Year 9 must have been so fine that we neglected the annual address. Therefore, we’re posting plug-and-play content as we count down and lead up to Year 12! Today, we renew a promise once voiced on CUBlog.

Once Bonded, Brew & View thrice

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

We will never again witness the kind of public movie presentations The Octopus and friends selected to play the Brew & View at the Thunderbird in Urbana, IL, two long decades ago. Creepy! Edgy!! Too Damn Wild!!!

Selections play to NAFF strength

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The seventh annual New Art Film Festival provided a memorable night in celebration of local filmmaking, but more importantly it gave the Champaign-Urbana, IL, community something to think about.

NAFFnado 7 hitting C-U in 2016!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Despite rumors to the contrary, what happens in Chambana does NOT have to stay in Chambana … although it’s not a bad place to start! Throw caution to the wind, then, and submit to the 2016 New Art Film Festival!

Outdoor movie fever hits highway

Friday, June 10th, 2016

The city of Monticello, Illinois, has announced an outdoor movie screening series and will kick it off at dusk on June 10, 2016, with the local production MY DOG THE SPACE TRAVELER!

Film fun to storm the Orpheum

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Provision Elevator Advertising and the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum have teamed to present an all-ages summertime event for the community, “Champaign Cinema under the Stars,” launching tonight!

TV special takes CENTER stage

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Illinois Public Media and the University of Illinois have released a half-hour-long video covering this week’s edition of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival called EBERTFEST 2016. Watch it here!

Panels set for Ebertfest 2016

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

The College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced the panels to be held in conjunction with the eighteenth annual edition of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival.

Ebertfest 2016 films revealed

Monday, March 28th, 2016

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

IOW: Fans revel in NAFF night life

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Oops, we did it again, but we’re driving to catch up on sharing New Art Film Festival photographs by Dora Valkanova starting here with a 2015 set!