Geneva Film Festival

Celebrating the Art of Independent Film

Thanks to everyone who made the 9th Annual Geneva Film Festival the best to date!

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Almost 40 films were screened at the festival this year. Entries came from around the world - from Australia, Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Ireland, Turkey, the USA and more. The festival was held from March 10 through March 12, 2016.

Awards were presented to the Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Emerging Feature Filmmaker and Emerging Documentary Filmmaker (for 1st and 2nd time directors), Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animated Short, Student Visionary Award (Best Student Short), Young Filmmaker Spotlight Award (Best Grade/High School Short) and Best Musical Short.

Check out the winners of the 2016 Geneva Film Festival.

View the list of 2016 films here.

Thank you to our Sponsors

We rely on generous sponsors and community support to run our festival each year. Sponsors of the 9th Annual Geneva Film Festival, receive wide-reaching recognition across our digital and print media. Thank you for your continued support! Each year the fest gets better and better - in large part, due to the ongoing support of generous sponsors who believe in the value of the arts and work with us to bring them to the Fox Valley every year.

Your support of the Geneva Film Festival promotes independent films, artists, screenwriters, and others while generating a positive image and profitable returns for Geneva area retailers, hospitality providers and other industries. For details on becoming a sponsor for the 10th annual festival in 2017, contact the Geneva Film Festival.

Thank you to our 2016 festival sponsors!

View the 2016 Sponsorship Packages here.

About the Geneva Film Festival

Sponsored by the Cultural Arts Commission in Geneva, Illinois, the Geneva Film Festival has rapidly become a well-known venue for writers, producers, and actors to screen a variety of independent films and screenplays. The annual festival also provides technical workshops with industry professionals for filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike.

Located just 40 miles west of Chicago in Kane County, the city of Geneva is an exciting community that is home to many artists and unique retail businesses. More importantly, the people of Geneva pride themselves on being a sophisticated audience with a warm affection for the art of filmmaking.

The Geneva Film Festival is a non-profit organization which relies heavily on the generous support of our public and private sponsors and affiliates to make this event possible. We value your participation!

The Geneva Film Festival provides a wide range of highly visible, cost-effective sponsorship and in-kind advertising opportunities for you to brand your products and services. We welcome the opportunity to customize a sponsorship package designed to accommodate your brand's marketing agenda.