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New Art Film Festival 2014 calling for entries

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Call for Entries in effect for 5th annual New Art Film Festival!

(Champaign, Illinois) February 10, 2014: Festival number five is very alive as the New Art Film Festival once again seeks the best in Illinois-made independent cinema to present at the Art Theater Co-op in downtown Champaign, Illinois! This showcase of the films made by community members in Champaign, neighboring Urbana, and numerous cities beyond will light up the Art on Sunday, April 13, 2014, the final day of this year’s Boneyard Arts Festival!

The NAFF will consider shorts, features, and Webisodes of all genres, with preference given to work produced within the last three years. Non-returnable DVD screeners may be mailed or hand-delivered to: The Art Theater Co-op, 126 W. Church St., Champaign, IL, 61820, attn: New Art Film Festival 2014, c/o Jason Pankoke, Program Director. Filmmakers may enter as many pieces as they like and combine them on single DVDs. There are no submission fees.

Entrants should include the following information as hard copy with the screener and/or a text message to the brand-new NAFF e-mail address, [email protected]: Year of Production, Running Time, Name of Director(s)/Producer(s)/Writer(s), Names of Primary Cast Members, Name of Production Company(ies), Plot Synopsis, Filmmaker Biography(ies), Print Source (i.e., Contact Information we can share with the public). This year’s deadline to enter is FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014, 10 p.m. CST.

As always, the NAFF encourages artists from Chicago, Decatur, Springfield, Bloomington, Normal, et al., to enter! The NAFF’s core goal is to stress creative media by makers living and working in Champaign-Urbana, given the event’s scheduling opposite Boneyard Arts and their mission to globally promote all artists in Champaign (IL) County, but we’re happy to consider projects from our long-distance neighbors for the sake of programming variety. Further queries about our submission process can be sent to [email protected], while the festival’s history and past selections can be seen at designed by ThirdSide of Champaign.

Pankoke and the NAFF team wish filmmakers the best of luck and invite the entire Champaign-Urbana community to congregate at the Art Co-op on April 13 for the show, beginning at 5 p.m.! The final selections will be announced to the world around Friday, March 28, 2014.

Jason Pankoke
Program Director
New Art Film Festival 2014

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