“Best of the Fest” – Geneva Film Festival Short Film Showcase
June 7, 8 & 9, 2013
For the first time ever, the Geneva Film Festival is stepping outside its borders and heading to The Albright Theatre in Batavia, our neighboring city to the south. "The Geneva Film Festival is a wonderful event that gives artists from around the world a chance to have their voices heard. We are proud to add The Albright Theatre name and location to this tradition", says Jennifer Ring, President of the Albright Theatre.
The "Best of the Fest" features 30 of our favorite narrative, student, and animated shorts presented since our festival's inception. In tribute to our gracious host, The Albright Theatre Company, we will be following their Friday and Saturday night performance schedule, closing with a Sunday matinee. The Friday and Saturday night screenings begin at 8:00 p.m., the Sunday matinee begins at 2:00 p.m.
All screenings will include a 15 minute intermission, just like The Albrights Theatre’s live performances. The Geneva Film Festival attracts a diverse group of films from around the world; it is truly an international film festival with films representing 20 different countries. "All You Need is Love", a short from Brazil, tells an old tale of social acceptance in a new way; "Prémices", a student short from Switzerland, is a story about young love, lust, right and wrong; and "Swing", an animated short, which contemplates the complexities of life and death.
"I know we call it the 'Best of the Fest', but that's not entirely true, because of our limited number of time slots, regrettably, we couldn't include all of the great films we wanted to," said Scott Rolf, Executive Director, Geneva Film Festival.
"Along with some of the favorites from recent years, I have a soft spot in my heart for some of our earlier films that a lot of people didn’t get the chance to see, we’ve included Sebastian’s Voodoo, an animated short, that was featured at Cannes; a narrative short from Germany, "When the Hurlyburly's Done", which was masterful in every respect; and "The Godmother", which is just a great way to spend 15 minutes." Rolf said.
If you haven't been to the Geneva Film Festival before, this is an excellent opportunity to experience us for the first time. If you have, this is your chance to view some of the films you wanted to see, but missed or to check out your favorites again. Either way, the Albright Theatre is an art venue worth experiencing.
All films will be screened at the Albright Theatre in Batavia, IL. Check out the schedule for the June 7, 8 & 9 festival here.
Adults: $10/showing or $20/weekend pass
Students/Seniors: $8/showing or $16/weekend pass
Tickets available at the door only – no reservations
Congratulations to the 2013 Festival Winners!
"The Small Assassin" is now available on iTunes
The Small Assassin - an official selection at the 2012 Geneva Film Festival - has been picked up by Shorts International for worldwide distribution. The film has been broadcast for several months on the ShortsTV/ShortsHD network, which is available through AT&T U-verse and DirecTV.
The movie tells the story of a new mom, in the grips of post-partum depression, who is convinced that her baby is conspiring against her. Her husband must decide if his wife is losing her mind, or if the child is plotting their doom.
The short film is based on a short story by Ray Bradbury and is now available on iTunes.
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Since its beginning in 2007, the Geneva Film Festival has grown in popularity and status in the independent film festival community. Festival organizers are looking forward to an even bigger and better 6th annual event in 2013. Last year’s selection of world-class films originated from 16 different countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil and India to name a few. At the 2013 Festival, film screenings will begin Thursday evening March 28 and run through Saturday evening March 30.
Geneva has long been a destination for affluent, well-educated, and culturally aware visitors from the Chicago area and around the globe. Local businesses and event sponsors benefit from ongoing tourism and the festival's growing popularity. National and international companies also enjoy the opportunity to enhance brand awareness with this influential demographic.
Festival organizers are looking forward to an even bigger and better 6th annual event in 2013. In addition to world-class films, the event features a special screening of the Emerging Cinematographer Award Winners from the International Cinematographers Guild, educational workshops and much more.
Geneva is a charming historic town located 40 miles west of Chicago.
The mission of the Geneva Film Festival is to celebrate the art of film making by setting the stage for independent filmmakers to showcase their talent to the world. The Geneva Film Festival features workshops with industry professionals providing educational opportunities for filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike.
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