NAFF 2017 lets local cinema reign in next event

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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 out schedule to entice you and visual samplings to tease you. Our Facebook will also guide you in our activities this fall, which include the Radio Maria meet-and-greet and a special speaker to be announced.

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We hope to see you filling those seats to partake in the media of your multi-talented neighbors!


Jason Pankoke
Program Director
New Art Film Festival 2017



New Art Film Festival – Schedule “Short Form”
@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
October 29, 2017, 6 p.m.-11:20 p.m.


6 p.m. – Introductions
+ Film Block 01 [Ages 13+ recommended]

BOOK WHO’S TALKING directed by Andy Due
WRITER’S BLOCK directed by Andrew Gleason and Thomas Nicol
BUDDING ROMANCE directed by Brian Hagy
I WAS A TEENAGE NOSFERATU directed by Jeff Kacmarynski
BUCKETS directed by Ben Hoene
A SPACE TRIP directed by Rowan Fisher
FOUR A.M. directed by Andy Due
THE POOKA directed by Luke Boyce

7:30 p.m. – Film Block 02 [Ages 17+ recommended]

WORDS (preview) directed by Jarrod Finn
A CORNER FOR AUGUST directed by Janjay Knowlden
DOOZIES directed by Shea Kelly
WOMAN WITH A SHOVEL directed by Phil Mayall
LOST DOGS directed by Cullan Bruce
MONSTER directed by Brian Robertson
THE SHERIFF’S CHILDREN directed by Michael Boedicker

9:20 p.m. – Film Block 03 [Ages 17+ recommended]

DEVOTION (preview) directed by Jessie Seitz
GREENE directed by Keenan Dailey
THE ROOM directed by C. Jay Wallace
THE STENCH OF DEATH directed by Joe Taylor
BELOW DECKS directed by Paul A. Brooks
DAUGHTERS directed by DeShawn Hill
KNOCK, KNOCK directed by Cody Prough
BAD BLOOD directed by Colin Gabriel Price
RIPPER THE CLOWN VS. SECURITY directed by Ripper the Clown
MITCHELL ROBERT’S HOUSE directed by Dakota Pruemer




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