Tickets Now On Sale: Geneva Film Festival 10th Anniversary March 9-10
Geneva, IL – The Geneva Film Festival will roll out the red carpet Friday, March 9 with an eclectic mix of independent film screenings set to be shown at two venues -- Penrose Brewing and Playhouse 38, both located on Stevens Street in Geneva. The Geneva Film Festival features a wide variety of film genres including comedy, sci-fi, documentary, narrative films, student productions, musical short films, and animation. The Festival highlights blocks of short films and also feature length films. This year’s accepted films hail from 9 countries, including Belgium, United Kingdom, India, Spain, Switzerland, Egypt, Russia, Canada, and the United States.
Admission is $8 per film block if purchased in advance online or $10 per film block at the door, pending available seating.
Saturday March 10th, the festival will open with the popular Filmmakers Forum, held at Craft Urban from 8:30 - 11:30 am. Join us for an informal meet and greet 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 continental breakfast catered by Craft Urban. The Filmmakers Forum is free to attend, no ticket required. Seating is limited, so arrive early!
The Geneva Film Festival will conclude with a Wrap Party (free to attend) at Craft Urban Saturday, March 10th at 9:30 pm. 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.
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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
Schedule: Friday, March 9th
7:00 pm - Film Screenings at Penrose Brewing
7:00 pm - Film Screenings at Playhouse 38
9:00 pm - Film Screenings at Penrose Brewing
9:00 pm - Film Screenings at Playhouse 38
Schedule: Saturday, March 10th
8:30 - 11:30 am - Filmmakers Forum at Craft Urban (free to attend)
12: 00 pm - Film Screenings at Penrose Brewing
12:00 pm - Film Screenings at Playhouse 38
2: 30 pm - Film Screenings at Penrose Brewing
2:30 pm - Film Screenings at Playhouse 38
5:00 pm - Film Screenings at Penrose Brewing
5:00 pm - Film Screenings at Playhouse 38
7: 30 pm - Film Screenings at Penrose Brewing
7:30 pm - Film Screenings at Playhouse 38
9:30 pm - Wrap Party at Craft Urban (free to attend)
About the Geneva Film Festival
The Geneva Film Festival is held annually to celebrate and showcase independent films from around the world. Since its beginning in 2007, the Geneva Film Festival has grown in popularity and status in the independent film festival community.
The Geneva Film Festival's supportive community atmosphere makes it a great platform for social commentary, and provides a great networking opportunity between patrons, filmmakers, volunteers, and local businesses. The festival also serves as a stepping-stone to success for filmmakers, and features workshops with industry professionals which provide educational opportunities for filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike.
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 a world-class, quality event for all involved. The Geneva Film Festival attracts professionals from all aspects of the film industry, as well as local arts groups, business professionals, and patrons from all across the Chicago area. An eclectic audience of film enthusiasts gathers for two days to recognize innovative craft and to share inspirational perspectives in the intimate setting of Geneva, Illinois, home to many artists and unique retail businesses.