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The New Art Film Festival (NAFF) relies on its relationship with filmmakers, community, and fans to continue. This includes earning presence in the media outlets whose reporters and producers might find the NAFF noteworthy. We invite members of the press to contact us for program information, filmmaker connections, personality quotes, or collaborative promotion that would constructively apply to our brand of cultural discourse. Start by writing us at NewArtFilmFestivalCU [at] gmail [dot] com or via the Contact field below!

We always thank the media for featuring the NAFF and have assembled a directory of on-line coverage for your enjoyment and research needs. Please let us know if we should add anything.

Finally, feel free to hit the quick links at the end to access official NAFF press materials from each year!


2017

Segment on NAFF 2017 feat. director Jason Pankoke, interview by Jim Meadows [AUDIO], including schedule | Illinois Public Media | 10/27/17

NAFF 2017 preview feat. director Jason Pankoke, by staff | The Daily Illini | 10/24/17

NAFF 2017 preview feat. filmmakers Mike Boedicker, Janjay Knowlden, and Keenan Dailey, by Jarrod Finn | Smile Politely | 10/23/17

Mention of NAFF 2017 in “Frank’s Weekend Faves” column, by Frank Pieper | The Champaign News-Gazette | 10/22/17

NAFF 2017 mention, re: selection GREENE | The School of Art + Design, University of Illinois | 10/2016

NAFF 2017 call for entries | The Champaign News-Gazette | 8/23/17

NAFF 2017 call for entries Smile Politely | 8/17/17

NAFF 2017 call for entries | C-U Blogfidential | 8/16/17


2016

Mention of NAFF 2016 in “Look Back” arts highlights, by Melissa Merli | The Champaign News-Gazette | 11/6/16

Mention of NAFF 2016 in “Look Ahead” top arts picks, by Melissa Merli | The Champaign News-Gazette | 10/30/16

NAFF 2016 preview feat. director Jason Pankoke and filmmakers Kimberly Conner, Shea Kelly, and Kris Wilcox, by Jordan Kreie | Smile Politely | 10/26/16

NAFF 2016 preview in “That’s Entertainment” arts preview feat. selection BEFORE ‘I DO,’ by staff | The Champaign News-Gazette | 11/23/16

NAFF 2016 mention, re: selection LABYRINTH | The School of Art + Design, University of Illinois | 10/2016

NAFF 2016 schedule | C-U Blogfidential | 10/16/16

NAFF 2016 call for entries in “That’s Entertainment” arts preview, by staff | The Champaign News-Gazette | 8/7/16

NAFF 2016 call for entries | Smile Politely | 8/2/16

NAFF 2016 call for entries | C-U Blogfidential | 8/2/16


2015

Mention of NAFF 2015 in “That’s Entertainment” arts preview, by staff | The Champaign News-Gazette | 9/30/15

NAFF 2015 preview, by Ruth L. Ratny | Reel Chicago | 9/28/15

Mention of NAFF 2015, re: selection COYOTE GIRL | Outcast Café Productions | 9/26/15

Mention of NAFF 2015 selection THE TEXTURE OF FOURTH STREET in letters compilation, by Tom Kacich | The Champaign News-Gazette | 9/25/15

NAFF 2015 call for entries | The Bloomington (IL) Pantagraph | 7/16/15

NAFF 2015 call for entries | WAND-TV 17 (NBC) | 7/13/15

NAFF 2015 call for entries | C-U Blogfidential | 7/10/15

NAFF 2015 call for entries | The Champaign News-Gazette | 7/1/15

NAFF 2015 call for entries | 40 North 88 West – Champaign County Arts Council | 7/2015

Article on postponing NAFF 2015 to the fall, by Jason Pankoke | C-U Blogfidential | 2/5/15


2014

NAFF 2014 photos by Dora Valkanova, post by Jason Pankoke | C-U Blogfidential | 10/17/14

Mention of NAFF in “Champaign-Urbana stereotype” article, by Brian Arthur | Movoto | 9/16/14

Mention of NAFF in “avant-garde film festival” article, by Megan Torgerson | The Audience Awards | 8/26/14

Partial taping of “NAFF Talkback” at Champaign Movie Makers meeting feat. filmmakers Griffin Hammond, Christopher Sotelo, and Oliver Peng, by Griffin Hammond [VIDEO] | Griffin Hammond on YouTube | 4/23/14

Article on attending NAFF 2014, by Thom Schnarre | Smile Politely | 4/17/14

NAFF 2014 schedule | C-U Blogfidential | 4/13/14

Article on NAFF 2014 selection THE DRUNK, by Jason Pankoke | C-U Blogfidential | 4/12/14

NAFF 2014 preview feat. director Jason Pankoke, interview by Thom Schnarre | Smile Politely | 4/10/14

Mention of NAFF 2014 selection THE DRUNK in Boneyard Arts Festival coverage, by staff | The Champaign News-Gazette | 4/9/14

NAFF 2014 press notes | Smile Politely | 4/3/14

Segment on NAFF 2014 feat. director Jason Pankoke, interview by Matt Metcalf [VIDEO] | WCIA-TV 3 (CBS) “ci Living” | 3/7/14

NAFF 2014 call for entries | Nothing To Do in CU | 2/28/14

NAFF 2014 call for entries | Smile Politely | 2/10/14

NAFF 2014 call for entries | C-U Blogfidential | 2/10/14


2013

Mention of NAFF 2013 selections ANYWAY, SCARY NORMAL (preview), and THE ACTUAL, AUTHENTIC VERSION OF WHO YOU SAY I AM in “Best Arts 2013” compilation, by Jeremiah Stanley | Smile Politely | 5/13/13

Segment on NAFF 2013 feat. filmmaker Nina Paley, by Griffin Hammond [VIDEO] | Indy Mogul “Indy News” | 4/15/13

Post on NAFF 2013 talk back at Champaign Movie Makers meeting, by Jason Pankoke | C-U Blogfidential | 4/15/13

NAFF 2013 preview feat. director Jason Pankoke, interview by Katie Baldwin Prosise | Smile Politely | 4/12/13

Mention of NAFF 2013 in weekly Chicago/outlying film events guide | CINE-FILE “CINE-LIST” | 4/12/13

News brief on NAFF 2013 | IllinoisHomepage.net | 4/12/13

NAFF 2013 related viral videos | C-U Blogfidential | 4/11/13

NAFF 2013 press notes | The Champaign News-Gazette | 4/10/13

NAFF 2013 schedule and press notes | Smile Politely | 4/4/13

NAFF 2013 schedule and press notes | C-U Blogfidential | 4/2/13

Article on NAFF 2013 episode of UPTV’s “Art Now!,” by Lisa Cerezo | Psychic Joker | 3/20/13

Post on NAFF 2013 episode of UPTV’s “Art Now!,” by Jason Pankoke | C-U Blogfidential | 3/16/13

Episode on NAFF 2013 feat. director Jason Pankoke, designer Lisa Cerezo, and media manager Luke Boyce, interview by Gregory Chew [VIDEO] | UPTV 6 (City of Urbana, IL) “Art Now!” | 3/11/13

NAFF 2013 call for entries | Smile Politely | 2/27/13

NAFF 2013 call for entries | The Champaign News-Gazette | 2/24/13


2012

Interview with NAFF director Jason Pankoke, by Jeremiah Stanley | Smile Politely | 6/28/12

Mention of NAFF in “Best Arts 2012” compilation, by Jeremiah Stanley | Smile Politely | 5/14/12

NAFF 2012 schedule | C-U Blogfidential | 4/20/12

Preview article on NAFF 2012, by Rachel Buller | Smile Politely | 4/19/12

Mention of NAFF in interview with Art owner Sanford Hess, by Amy L. Hatch | Chambanamoms.com | 4/19/12

Segment on NAFF 2012 preview feat. filmmaker Braden Boe interview [VIDEO] | WCIA-TV 3 (CBS) | 4/5/12

Mention of NAFF 2012 in events column, by Ruth L. Ratny | Reel Chicago | 4/15/12

Article on NAFF 2012 preview, by Christine Bednarz | The Daily Illini | 4/6/12

NAFF 2012 schedule | Champaign Urbana Film Society | 4/2012


2011

Preview article on NAFF 2011 feat. director Jason Pankoke and filmmaker Anne Lukeman, by Clarrie Johnson | Clarrie Johnson (Blogspot.com) | 4/25/11

Mention of NAFF 2011 selection PRESS START 2 CONTINUE in Boneyard Arts Festival coverage, by Melissa Merli | The Champaign News-Gazette | 4/12/11

NAFF 2011 still gallery | C-U Blogfidential | 4/9/11

Segment on NAFF 2011 feat. director Jason Pankoke and filmmaker Bill Kephart, interview by Cristy Scoggins and William Gillespie [AUDIO] | WEFT-FM 90.1 “Smile Politely Radio” | 4/8/11

NAFF 2011 schedule | C-U Blogfidential | 4/8/11

Segment on NAFF 2011 feat. director Jason Pankoke, interview by Jeff Bossert [AUDIO] | WILL-AM 580 “The Afternoon Magazine” | 4/7/11

Preview article on NAFF 2011 feat. director Jason Pankoke, interview by Maggie Puniewska | buzz magazine/The Daily Illini | 4/6/11

Preview article on NAFF 2011 feat. AMBER ROSE, by Julie Kistler | A Follow Spot | 4/6/11

NAFF 2011 schedule | Smile Politely | 4/4/11

Review of NAFF 2011 selection PRESS START 2 CONTINUE, by Joel Leizer | The Champaign News-Gazette | 3/31/11

NAFF 2011 call for entries | C-U Blogfidential | 1/28/11


2010

Essay on NAFF 2010 and community involvement | C-U Blogfidential | 11/21/10

Essay on NAFF 2010 and the IMC Film Festival, by Jason Pankoke | public I / U-C Independent Media Center | 6/2010

Preview article on NAFF 2010, from The Associated Press | Illinois Public Media/UIUC | 4/15/10

Mention of NAFF 2010 in weekly Bloomington/outlying film events column | The Bloomington (IL) Pantagraph | 4/15/10

Preview article on NAFF 2010, by Jason Pankoke | C-U Blogfidential | 4/14/10

Preview article on NAFF 2010 feat. director Jason Pankoke, interview by Nick Martin | buzz magazine/The Daily Illini | 4/14/10

NAFF 2010 schedule and preview feat. filmmaker Robin Christian, interview by Meg Dickinson | The Champaign News-Gazette | 4/11/10

Preview article on NAFF 2010 feat. director Jason Pankoke and Art owner Sanford Hess, interviews by Jim Vorel | The Decatur Herald & Review | 4/8/10

Preview article on NAFF 2010, by Anthony Collebrusco | Smile Politely | 4/6/10

 

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