Geneva Film Festival...Celebrating the Art of Independent Film

8th Annual GFF set for March 12-14, 2015.

Plans are underway for the 8th annual fest! It promises to bring more films, more fun, and more excitement to the Fox Valley.

Submissions

Award recognition goes to Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Emerging Feature Filmmaker and Emerging Documentary Filmmaker (for 1st and 2nd time directors), Best Animated Feature, 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 an award for Best Cinematography (Feature or Short).

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Volunteers

GFF volunteers - artists, writers, bloggers, PR professionals, and just regular hard-working folks from all over the Chicago area make the GFF great. If you're interested in lending your unique talents (we know you have some) to make the GFF even better, we'd love to meet you.

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Sponsors

The GFF provides opportunities to get your name in front of thousands of affluent Chicago-area residents, while you help support the arts in your community. Special film screenings, opening night activities, screen sponsorships and many other outlets are available during our annual film fest.

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Submissions now open!...Early Bird Discount before Dec. 31, 2014

The Geneva Film Festival accepts submissions in the following categories: Narrative and Documentary Feature, Animated Feature, Narrative and Documentary Short, Animated Short, and Student Short: Student Visionary Award (College/ Graduate School) & Young Filmmaker Spotlight (Grade School/ High School). A jury of film industry professionals will judge the submitted works.

Award recognition goes to Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Emerging Feature Filmmaker and Emerging Documentary Filmmaker (for 1st and 2nd time directors), Best Animated Feature, 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 an award for Best Cinematography (Feature or Short).

The GFF accepts submissions through Without a Box and FilmFreeway. We look forward to receiving yours.

Feature Films
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Deadline
Late Deadline
WAB Extended Deadline

Short Films
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Deadline
Late Deadline
WAB Extended Deadline
Deadline
October 24, 2014
November 30, 2014
December 15, 2014
December 31, 2014


October 24, 2014
November 30, 2014
December 15, 2014
December 31, 2014
Standard Fee
$60.00
$65.00
$70.00
$85.00


$45.00
$50.00
$55.00
$70.00
Student Fee
$45.00
$50.00
$55.00
$70.00


$35.00
$40.00
$45.00
$60.00

We Love Our Volunteers!...and can't do it without YOU

Thanks to all of the volunteers who work so hard to make the GFF possible. We're looking for other film-adoring, arts-supporting, fun-loving people to help in 2015. Send us a note!

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Thanks to our Sponsors!...Supportive sponsors make it all possible

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.

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 more information about festival sponsorship opportunities, contact the Geneva Film Festival.

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About the GFF...Celebrating the Art of Independent Film

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.

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Contact the GFF...it's a better Fest with you involved

Whether you're interested in submitting a film, getting involved as a sponsor, or helping out as a volunteer, we look forward to hearing from you.

Scott Rolf, Executive Director

P.O. Box 628

Geneva, Illinois 60134

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