Geneva Film Festival, Geneva, IL

Best of The Geneva Film Festival – Three Free Film Screening Events: September 9 & 16


Geneva Film Fest St. Charles Arts Fest

Join us September 9 & 16 in St. Charles for three free Best of the Geneva Film Festival screening events during the 6th Annual St. Charles ArtsFestOpens in a new window! We'll show a selection of top films from past years, including documentaries, short narratives, and animated films. Come early! Seating is limited. As a bonus, we will raffle off free passes to the 2018 Geneva Film Festival at each screening - so be sure to check in with our volunteers and sign up for the drawing!

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Submissions for the 10th Annual Geneva Film Festival are now open! We've teamed up exclusively with the world's best submission platform:

Submit Your Film to the Geneva Film Festival

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10th Annual Geneva Film Festival: March 8-10, 2018!

Save the date! The 10th Annual Geneva Film Festival will be coming to town on Thursday, March 8, Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10, 2018.

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9th Annual Geneva Film Festival Recap

We want to send a HUGE thanks to Bill Hogan and The RAW Image for creating this outstanding video montage of the 2016 Geneva Film Festival! Complete with filmmaker interviews, commentary from our Executive Director, Scott Rolf, plus volunteer interviews, and a behind the scenes look at what goes into pulling off this event.

Geneva Film Fest 2016 from Bill Hogan on Vimeo.

About the Geneva Film Festival

The Geneva Film Festival is part of the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission and run by a dedicated team of volunteers who devote their time and energy to produce world-class, quality events for all involved. The Geneva Film Festival provides a unique experience that attracts repeat audiences each year. Sponsored by the Cultural Arts Commission in Geneva, Illinois, the Geneva Film Festival has rapidly become a well-known venue for filmmakers, writers, producers, and actors to screen a variety of independent films and screenplays.

The Geneva Film Festival relies on the generous support of our public and private sponsors and affiliates to make this event possible. We value your participation!

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.