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Awards & Prizes
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.
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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.
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.