Submissions sought for 2017 New Art Film Festival

Submissions sought for 2017 New Art Film Festival

CHAMPAIGN — The New Art Film Festival will accept submissions through Sept. 15 for its eighth annual film program, set for Oct. 29 at the Art Theater in Champaign.

Media makers in the greater downstate Illinois region and central Midwest are welcome to participate. For 2017, organizers will only accept pieces with a run time of 30 minutes or less, but there is no cost to enter as before.

"After a deliberation about taking 2017 off and returning in 2018, we've decided that 'the show must go on,'" said festival director and co-founder Jason Pankoke. "Our community event is still the only true showcase for our friends and neighbors to experience a wide range of locally made films produced by their fellow residents. As well, we want to use the occasion this year to mark previous Champaign-Urbana movie milestones that pointed to the New Art Film Festival we enjoy today."

Submissions will be taken at; they should include functional links to online screeners and passwords and the following information: year of production; run time; names of director, producer, writer, primary cast members and production companies; a plot synopsis; filmmaker biographies; and print sources.

Entries on nonreturnable DVD or flash drives (not Blu-ray) may be delivered to The Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., Champaign, IL, 61820, attn: New Art Film Festival 2017 c/o Jason Pankoke.

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