Geneva Film Festival

Celebrating the Art of Independent Film

Submit Your Film to the 9th Annual Geneva Film Festival, March 10-12, 2016!

Click here to submit your film. The final submission deadline is coming up on November 27, 2015. The 9th annual Geneva Film Festival set for March 10-12, 2016. We welcome filmmakers from around the world to submit their latest independent work to hundreds of enthusiastic attendees an a landmark site in the heart of Downtown Geneva, IL.

The 2016 Geneva Film Festival is looking for bright, innovative films to celebrate and promote the art of independent filmmakers.

The Geneva Film Festival is currently accepting submissions in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Animated Short, Student Short and (new this season) Musical Short (aka: Music Video). A jury of film industry professionals will judge the submitted works.

Award recognition goes to Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Emerging Feature Filmmaker and Emerging Documentary Filmmaker (for 1st and 2nd time directors), Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animated Short, Student Visionary Award (Best Student Short), Young Filmmaker Spotlight Award (Best Grade/High School Short) and Best Musical Short.

Thanks to everyone who made the 8th Annual Geneva Film Festival the best to date!

Sponsored by the Cultural Arts Commission in Geneva, Illinois, the Geneva Film Festival has rapidly become a well-known venue for writers, producers, and actors to screen a variety of independent films and screenplays. The annual festival also provides technical workshops with industry professionals for filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike.

Located just 40 miles west of Chicago in Kane County, the city of Geneva is an exciting community that is home to many artists and unique retail businesses. More importantly, the people of Geneva pride themselves on being a sophisticated audience with a warm affection for the art of filmmaking.

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About the Geneva Film Festival

The Geneva Film Festival is a non-profit organization which relies heavily on the generous support of our public and private sponsors and affiliates to make this event possible. We value your participation!

The Geneva Film Festival provides a wide range of highly visible, cost-effective sponsorship and in-kind advertising opportunities for you to brand your products and services. We welcome the opportunity to customize a sponsorship package designed to accommodate your brand's marketing agenda.

Your support of the Geneva Film Festival promotes independent films, artists, screenwriters, and others while generating a positive image and profitable returns for Geneva area retailers, hospitality providers and other industries. For more information about festival sponsorship opportunities, contact the Geneva Film Festival.