Chicago, Illinois – USA
August 31, 2012 – Late Deadline
The 7th Annual Illinois International Film Festival (IIFF), is celebrating all aspects of the filmmaking process and the people who work tirelessly to bring great stories to the screen. The festival also attracts plenty of filmmakers and film lovers to share in the excitement of the diverse annual showcase, offering numerous opportunities for networking and discussion.
For years, IIFF has proudly celebrated not only filmmakers but also screenwriters – those skilled creative talents who literally create something from nothing. Winners in last year’s screenwriting category told the stories of a Mexican drug cartel, a Turkish wrestler battling against his cultural history, and a young man who finds unimaginable adventure while living in a nursing home. At IIFF, no story is too outlandish or “experimental” to be worthy of consideration, and the only limits to success are your own imagination.
Competitive categories at IIFF span a wide gamut and include documentary, animated, horror, science fiction, and student films. No matter what your budget or vision, IIFF has a category for you. Screenplay and film submissions to IIFF are evaluated by a committee composed of festival organizers and executives. Because this festival is truly dedicated to celebrating the individual voices of talented filmmakers, accepted films will determine the festival’s structure, and not the other way around. IIFF is tailored to the filmmakers it celebrates, and is devoted to connecting those filmmakers with audiences and industry experts who share in their excitement for cinema.
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
The Illinois International Film Festival brings audiences and filmmakers together to better enjoy the art and fun of filmmaking. It offers filmmakers the opportunity to learn, grow, and exhibit their work, and it offers attendees films that will expand their knowledge of cinema and enhancing their appreciation of the filmmaking process.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The beating heart of this festival is the incomparable city of Chicago, one of America’s most beloved urban landscapes and a melting pot for cineastes, musicians, and artists of all types. Explore Millennium Park, enjoy the world-renowned Shedd Aquarium, and stop by the Second City Comedy Club when you’re not immersed in a variety of great films or bustling IIFF social events. With the festival as your entry point to the sights, sounds, and flavors of Chicago, you’ll always have something to do or discover.
Unbeatable travel deals are available for friends and visitors of IIFF to attend the festival, ensuring that your stay is not only enjoyable but affordable. Submit your film or screenplay to the Illinois International Film Festival today for the chance to explore all that Chicago and its robust film community has to offer!