Geneva Film Festival's Winter Sampler Is Jan. 9

Geneva Film Festival’s Winter Sampler Is Jan. 9

The Geneva Film Festival is featuring its best family-friendly short films from its first eight seasons during a special Winter Sampler event Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Geneva Park District’s Playhouse 38, 524 W. State St.

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The Winter Sampler is broken down into two viewing blocks at 1 and 4 p.m. with each session showing award-winning films that are suitable for all ages. A special guest filmmaker will be on hand to discuss his/her production and answer questions. Refreshments also are available for purchase.

Tickets are $5 per person for a block showing and can be purchased online at

The Winter Sampler serves as a lead in to the popular Geneva Film Festival, which will be held Thursday to Saturday, March 10 to 12 in downtown Geneva. Started by the City’s Cultural Arts Commission in 2007, the festival’s mission is to celebrate the art of filmmaking by setting the stage for independent producers and directors to showcase their talent.

For more information, visit the festival website, contact festival Executive Director Scott Rolf by email at or follow the Geneva Film Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

SOURCE: City of Geneva news release

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Located 40 miles west of Chicago along the Fox River, Geneva is home to 21,495 residents and serves as the seat of Kane County government. Geneva’s character is found in its historic architecture, adaptive re-use of historic buildings, mature landscapes and open space with more than 700 acres of park land. With festivals and events year-round, Geneva is a place to connect with others for shopping, dining or browsing art galleries. Home to excellent schools, library and parks, Geneva continues to be one of the premier cities in the Chicago area to live, work, play and raise a family. For the latest news, visit the City’s website at

About the Geneva Film Festival

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