Geneva Film Festival, Geneva, IL

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Friday, March 9 — Film Screenings at Playhouse 38 and Penrose Brewing

7 PM - Penrose Brewing Company (509 Stevens St. Geneva, IL 60134)

Beyond Fordlândia (Documentary Feature) - An environmental account ninety years after Henry Ford’s Amazon experience. In 1927 the Ford Motor Company attempted to establish rubber plantations on the Tapajós River, a primary tributary of the Amazon. The film addresses the recent transition from failed rubber to successful soybean cultivation for export and its implication for land usage. | View trailer

7 PM - Playhouse 38 (321 Stevens Street, Suite P, Geneva, Illinois 60134)

Block of Short Films:

  • Stutter (Animated Short);
  • CHINA DOLL - (Documentary Short); | View Trailer
  • Kheer (Narrative Short); "Seeing is Believing:
  • Women Direct - short film, episodic (Documentary Short);
  • FADE (Musical Short);
  • Counting (Narrative Short)|  View Trailer

9 PM - Penrose Brewing Company (509 Stevens St. Geneva, IL 60134)

Block of Short Films:

  • The Scary Ham (Narrative Short);
  • Think Globally, Eat Locally (Documentary Short);
  • Girl Meets Roach (Narrative Short); | View Trailer
  • Khujli (Narrative Short)

9 PM - Playhouse 38 (321 Stevens Street, Suite P, Geneva, Illinois 60134)

En Algun Lugar (Narrative Feature) - Set against the background of a broken U.S. immigration system, En Algun Lugar is a love story between two young men, Abel & Diego. When tragedy strikes and Diego's immigration status is revealed, Abel and Diego discover the power of love during uncertain times. | View Trailer

Saturday, March 10th

Saturday, March 10 — Filmmakers Forum at Craft Urban, Film Screenings at Playhouse 38 and Penrose Brewing

8:30-11:30 AM - Filmmakers Forum Craft Urban (211 James St, Geneva, IL 60134 )

Join us for an informal meet and greet + moderated discussion session with our filmmakers. Bring questions, learn about the challenges and rewards of the filmmaking process, and find out what it takes to become an independent filmmaker! Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast catered by Craft Urban. This event is free to attend. Seating is limited, so arrive early!

12 PM - Penrose Brewing Company (509 Stevens St. Geneva, IL 60134)

Recovery Room (Documentary Feature) - This film tells the story of Canadian volunteers, plastic surgeons and nurses at the Main Military Clinical Hospital in Kyiv, Ukraine. They help make a difference in the lives of wounded Ukrainian soldiers, victims of Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine. | View trailer 

12 PM - Playhouse 38 (321 Stevens Street, Suite P, Geneva, Illinois 60134)

Block of Short Films:

  • The Go Cart (Animated Short); | View trailer
  • The Bully (Student Short);
  • Great Aunt Mabel (Documentary Short);
  • SPACEMAN (Student Short);
  • Thick (Musical Short);
  • ALZHAÏMOUR (Narrative Short) | View trailer

2:30 PM - Penrose Brewing Company (509 Stevens St. Geneva, IL 60134)

Block of Short Films: Emerging Cinematographer Awards - Block 1

  • La Sirena (Drama - Narrative Short); | View Trailer
  • The Gate (Action - Narrative Short); | View Trailer
  • Lovebird (Drama/Romance - Narrative Short)
  • Unbound (Fantasy- Narrative Short); | View Trailer

2:30 PM - Playhouse 38 (321 Stevens Street, Suite P, Geneva, Illinois 60134)
Angels Of The Sky (Documentary Feature) - The true life story of WWII pilots from the 8th Air Force, who were shot down over German territory and became POWs...told through the survivors themselves!

5:00 PM - Penrose Brewing Company (509 Stevens St. Geneva, IL 60134)

Block of Short Films: Emerging Cinematographer Awards - Block 2

5:00 PM - Playhouse 38 (321 Stevens Street, Suite P, Geneva, Illinois 60134)

Block of Short Films

  • Hope (Animated Short); | View trailer
  • When We Listen (Student Short); | View trailer
  • No Rules (Documentary Short);
  • To kick the bucket (Student Short);
  • Family Shadows (Student Short);
  • A Man Full of Trouble (Narrative Short) | View trailer

7:30 PM - Penrose Brewing Company (509 Stevens St. Geneva, IL 60134)

Nowhere Mind (Narrative Feature) - Ivan uses experimental meditation to induce out-of-body experiences that might make it possible for him to escape a mysterious illness. His training takes an unexpected turn when he finds himself getting between the marital engagement of two old friends, Emily and John. Unaware of Ivan's secret relationship with his fiancé, John invites Ivan to go on a hiking trip with him. In order to keep up appearances, Ivan agrees to go along. On the trip, John grows ever more suspicious of Ivan's intentions with Emily. A dangerous game of cat and mouse ensues that might provide Ivan an unexpected route to a cure.

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7:30 PM - Playhouse 38 (321 Stevens Street, Suite P, Geneva, Illinois 60134)

Block of Short Films

9:30 PM - Wrap Party Craft Urban (211 James St, Geneva, IL 60134)

Join us in celebration of a successful 10th Anniversary event!  Craft Urban will host us for a fun night of dancing, good music, and light snacks, and a cash bar. Free to attend.

View the detailed film screening schedule here.

Location Details:

1. Penrose Brewing: 509 Stevens St, Geneva, IL 60134

2. Playhouse 38: 321 Stevens Street, Suite P, Geneva, IL 60134  (entrance in rear of building)

3. Craft Urban: 211 James St, Geneva, IL 60134

2018 Geneva Film Festival Map

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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.