Archive for the 'News du C-U' Category

HAG to bedevil Normal on May 12

Thursday, May 11th, 2023

The Normal Theater in downtown Normal, Illinois, will allow local filmmaker Paul A. Brooks and friends to unleash HUNTING FOR THE HAG on their silver screen on May 12, 2023. Dare to dig the Hag!

SUMMER of Swede seeks final $4K

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Swede Films of Urbana, Illinois, is about to embark on making the horror feature FINAL SUMMER. Their Kickstarter campaign needs an infusion of support in its final days. Can you contribute, dearest C-U?

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.

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!

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.

Indie films find home at WILL-TV

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Illinois Public Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced a new program to air on WILL television that will showcase films about the Midwest experience, REEL MIDWEST.

Art to change from Co-op to NFP

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Based on an unanimous vote by shareholders, the Art Theater Co-op will become a non-profit venue after it is absorbed into the Art Film Foundation of Champaign, IL. Click to read the press release!

REVIVAL at hand for C-U studio

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The Image Comics title “Revival” will become a low-budget feature film project for Shatterglass Films of Champaign and shoot in the Midwest the first half of 2018. Read on for the full announcement!

IOW: CONSUMED in moderation

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, all the C-U consumers of CONSUMED will gather at the Art Theater Co-op to get a first look at this locally shot, out-of-town indie. Will you be one of them?

Call open for DZFF horror fest

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

The Drunken Zombie International Festival is calling for entries to fill the schedule of their eighth annual horror film event on March 11-12, 2016. Deadline is January 31, 2016, for those who are interested!

CUFF link to indie present, past

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Don’t make us whip out a dose of the underground on you, dearest readers … oops, too late! Behold, thoughts and deets pertaining to this week’s Chicago Underground Film Festival!

EIU Feminist Fest starts March 23

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

The eighth annual Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival will take place March 23-25, 2015, at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, featuring indie films FISH TANK and MOSQUITA Y MARI.

Building NAFF-ticipation no longer

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

The sixth annual New Art Film Festival is … not accepting entries just yet. Read on, MacNAFFs…

CNN to gift LIFE ITSELF on Jan. 4

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

CNN has announced the broadcast premiere of the Roger Ebert documentary LIFE ITSELF will be on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Call for Feminist Fest 2015 live

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Organizers of the eighth annual Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, will be accepting submissions through Sunday, March 1, 2015.