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New Art Film Festival shifts to weeknight for ninth Art Theater show on October 29

(Champaign, Illinois) October 10, 2018: The New Art Film Festival (NAFF), a local tradition that showcases narrative and documentary short subjects created by film producers in the east central Illinois region, will present its ninth program at the Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., Champaign, on the evening of Monday, October 29, 2018. Sponsored by C-U Confidential, Shatterglass Studios, ThirdSide, and the Art, the event will be hosted by program director Jason Pankoke and run from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is free for all.

Highlights of the two programs at 7 and 8:45 p.m. include: Four new films from the Pens to Lens project (THE CONTEST, I’M NOT EVIL, STUCK, and GOOD NIGHT LITTLE KNIGHT), three documentaries that talk about what we need to do to preserve vital resources in our lives including the earth (IN DEFENSE OF PLANTS: DUNES), the arts (ILLINOIS VOICES: ENDALYN TAYLOR), and community discourse (STREET TAPES), two droll comedies from NAFF favorite Andy Due and his Charleston, Illinois, players (THE CLOWN and YOUR BEDTIME ROUTINE, OR, HOW TO SLEEP), and one science-laden phantasmagoria aired recently on a National Geographic network, GREEN AND HORNY. The late block also features a series of dreamlike pieces that will bend audience expectations: SWAN SONG, PROJECTIONS, and a teaser for the upcoming feature ESSENCE directed by Jeff Kacmarynski.

More information about the festival and its 2018 showcase appears on the official Web site, www.newartfilmfestival.com, while numerous past selections can be enjoyed at the twin NAFF streaming sites on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/newartfilmfestivalcu and YouTube at https://bit.ly/2C81CT3.

Click here for the complete schedule for the 2018 NAFF. Journalists and editors may contact NAFF program director Jason Pankoke with interview or media requests.

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CONTACT

Jason Pankoke
Program Director, New Art Film Festival
NewArtFilmFestivalCU [at] gmail [dot] com
217-418-5685

 

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New Art Film Festival solicits entries for 2018 showcase, debuts streaming channels

(Champaign, Illinois) July 9, 2018: In association with the Art Theater of Champaign, Illinois, the New Art Film Festival will once again curate narrative media created by area producers to be shown on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, in a free show for the general public. Their call for entries begins Wednesday, July 11, and ends after Friday, August 31. Creators from the greater downstate Illinois region and central Midwest may send in their works to be considered for this event, organized and emceed by Jason Pankoke of C-U Confidential.

Entrants should write the NAFF at NewArtFilmFestivalCU [at] gmail [dot] com and include functional link(s) to on-line screener(s), password(s) to access the same, and the following: Year of Production, Running Time, Name of Director(s)/Producer(s)/Writer(s), Names of Primary Cast Members, Name of Production Company(ies), Plot Synopsis, Filmmaker Biography(ies), and Print Source (i.e., Contact Information we can share with the public).

Entries on non-returnable DVD or flash drive (not Blu-ray) may be delivered to The Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., Champaign, IL, 61820, attn.: New Art Film Festival 2018 c/o Jason Pankoke, with the above information included as hard copy or electronic document; sending an e-mail of the same information to the NAFF is also acceptable. There is no fee to enter films and run times should last no longer than 20 minutes. All narrative genres are welcome as well as formats including: short subjects, Webisodes, music videos, trailers, and excerpts from long-form pieces. Entries should be productions from within the last three years.

Final selections will be announced by Monday, October 1, 2018. Until then, filmmakers and others can find detailed information about the festival at NewArtFilmFestival.com such as rundowns of previous events. Brand new this year is a complementary pair of NAFF accounts on YouTube and Vimeo that showcase past selections to provide a first-hand feel for the milieu supported by the festival. The YouTube channel can be easily located with a search on that site and the Vimeo collection can be enjoyed at Vimeo.com/NewArtFilmFestivalCU.

NAFF is presented by the Art Theater and C-U Confidential. Other sponsors will be announced prior to the event date.

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CONTACT

Jason Pankoke
Program Director, New Art Film Festival
NewArtFilmFestivalCU [at] gmail [dot] com
217-418-5685

Jessie Seitz
Special Events Coordinator, the Art Theater
jessie [at] thearttheater [dot] org

 

 

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