About the GFF

The Geneva Film Festival is held annually to celebrate and showcase independent films from around the world. Films submitted to our festival hail from over 20 countries, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Brazil and India, just to name a few. 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 three 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.

We are looking forward to the 10th Annual Geneva Film Festival March 8 - 10, 2018! For the latest announcements about the 2018 Geneva Film Festival, visit us on Facebook. To become a sponsor of the 2018 Geneva Film Festival, visit our sponsorship page here.

About Geneva, Illinois

Geneva is a charming historic town located 40 miles west of Chicago. Geneva has long been a destination for affluent, well-educated, and culturally aware visitors from the Chicago area and around the globe. This serene Chicago suburb provides a quaint riverside setting and is home to a vibrant community that supports the arts. Local businesses and Geneva Film Festival event sponsors benefit from ongoing tourism and the festival's growing popularity. National and international companies also enjoy the opportunity to enhance brand awareness with this influential demographic.

First settled in the 1830s, Geneva showcases its historic roots with shady streets lined with century-old homes and commercial buildings, while accommodating the needs of its citizens with the continued development of residential communities, retail centers, and industrial parks. Geneva's charming shopping and dining district is home to over 100 boutique shops and fine dining establishments. The town's established neighborhoods, award-winning school district, and myriad of parks and recreational opportunities are just a few of the elements that attract residents, businesses, and visitors to this unique town.

We invite you to visit Geneva! Spend the day, a weekend or a lifetime. Discover all that this historic town has to offer.