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  • 16 October 2018 at 08 : 30 AM

    NAFF gets ninth life to empower local filmmaking

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    NAFF gets ninth life to empower local filmmaking

    Supporters of the local cinema! In two weeks, we will be presenting the ninth annual New Art Film Festival at The Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., in downtown Champaign, IL, the selections of which you will find listed below. You can read the more elaborate version of our itinerary on Monday, October 29 from […]

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  • 25 July 2018 at 11 : 29 AM

    Submit your work during our 2018 Call for Entries!

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    Submit your work during our 2018 Call for Entries!

    We’re late! We’re late! Make no bones about it, the New Art Film Festival wants to see your current motion picture works to consider for our ninth annual program at the Art Theater in downtown Champaign, Illinois, so now is the time to enter! Our 2018 Call for Entries opened back on Wednesday, July 11, […]

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  • 25 November 2017 at 08 : 29 AM

    Art Theater draws strong crowd for NAFF 2017

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    Art Theater draws strong crowd for NAFF 2017

    The headline says it all, NAFFanatics! A sizeable showing populated the Art Theater in downtown Champaign, IL, for the most recent iteration of the New Art Film Festival on Sunday, October 29, 2017. We finally believe our annual showcase of area-made independent movie shorts has taken hold in the fall season with the third consecutive […]

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  • 14 October 2017 at 08 : 52 AM

    NAFF 2017 lets local cinema reign in next event

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    NAFF 2017 lets local cinema reign in next event

    Fearless film aficionados! We have selections for the eighth annual New Art Film Festival, taking place at The Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., downtown Champaign, IL, two weeks from tomorrow on Sunday, October 29, from 6-11:20 p.m. Please keep an eye on this here Web site in the next week for a more fleshed […]

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  • 9 August 2017 at 10 : 03 AM

    …and what will the eighth NAFF be?

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    …and what will the eighth NAFF be?

    There’s no doubt about it now, NAFFanatics! The only film event in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, dedicated to exploring the breadth of creative media making by our friends and neighbors, the New Art Film Festival, is scheduled to play the Art Theater in downtown Champaign this fall on Sunday, October 29, 2017. We will release more specifics […]

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  • 1 August 2017 at 10 : 19 AM

    This is the NAFF VII that was…

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    This is the NAFF VII that was…

    It has been a while, hasn’t it, NAFF Nation? We apologize for not bringing to a proper close our promotion on the previous New Art Film Festival, which tempered the fright of Halloween weekend with locally-made films fraught with thought and feeling on Sunday, October 30, 2016, at our hallowed venue of choice, the Art […]

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  • 30 October 2016 at 11 : 01 AM

    NAFF tribute: Trevor Alan Taylor (1982-2016)

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    NAFF tribute: Trevor Alan Taylor (1982-2016)

    Trevor Alan Taylor, a former Art Theater employee and Champaign resident, passed away in June at age 34. We had marveled from afar at his wonderful and eclectic adventures since he left our college town roughly 10 years ago, and don’t blame him for seeking out like minds and hearts to work with in exploring […]

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  • 28 October 2016 at 16 : 22 PM

    Go, Cubs, go! And, go to NAFF VII this Sunday!

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    Go, Cubs, go! And, go to NAFF VII this Sunday!

    The underdogs lord over the status quo at the seventh annual New Art Film Festival, returning this Sunday, October 30, to theĀ Art Theater Co-op, 126 W. Church St., Champaign, IL! Our free show from 6 to 11 p.m. will immerse you in the kinds of film and video production that occupy the time and energy […]

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  • 10 October 2016 at 09 : 57 AM

    Behold the itinerary for the 2016 NAFF!

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    Behold the itinerary for the 2016 NAFF!

    Avid supporters of the indie cinema of Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond, hear us now! As we move through the preparation throes of all things New Art Film Festival, please have a little more patience as we finalize the fully-detailed schedule for release in the next two-to-three days. We will write you again once […]

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  • 31 August 2016 at 08 : 56 AM

    Final date for NAFF submissions is September 2

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    Final date for NAFF submissions is September 2

    Today is the day that we reveal you have two bonus days to enter your film work to be considered for the next New Art Film Festival! Please follow these instructions and submit by this Friday, September 2, 2016, 5 p.m. CST. We’ll reveal the final roster by the end of September and premiere the […]

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