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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Geneva Film Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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The Geneva Film Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with cinema enthusiasts when the curtain rises Friday & Saturday, March 9 to 10.

The program includes narrative shorts and features, documentary shorts and features, animated shorts, musical shorts and student shorts. The festival also features films made by recipients of the Emerging Cinematographers Award sponsored by the International Cinematographers Guild. Movie viewing locations will be held at Playhouse 38, 321 Stevens St., Suite P; and Penrose Brewing Co., 509 Stevens St.

This year, nine countries are represented in the festival — Belgium, United Kingdom, India, Spain, Switzerland, Egypt, Russia, Canada and the United States.

A Filmmakers Forum will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 10 at Craft Urban restaurant, 211 James St. The event is free to festival attendees.

Craft Urban also will be home to the “It’s a Wrap” party at 9:30 p.m. March 10.  A photo booth and music are planned and a cash bar will be available. Seating at both the Filmmakers Forum and the Wrap Party is limited so it is requested that festival attendees RSVP to FranYoshioka@me.com.

To download a schedule, review a film checklist with descriptions, see a list of sponsors and purchase tickets, visit the Geneva Film Festival website.

Downtown Geneva is an attractive venue for the Geneva Film Festival, offering a multitude of opportunities for shopping, fine and casual dining, and browsing through its many interesting shops.

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

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.

Source: Geneva Film Festival News Release

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