The Geneva Film Festival is growing in popularity and attendance — and this year will add a fourth screening site for the 2016 festival set to run from Thursday, March 10, to Saturday, March 12, in downtown Geneva.
- Playhouse 38, 524 W. State St.;
- Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 102 S. Second St.;
- Geneva City Hall’s Council Chambers, 109 James St.; and
- 25N Coworking, 25 N. Third St.
One of the unique aspects of the festival is that patrons have opportunities to meet with the producers and directors of selected films during two special events.
- Behind The Scenes, 9 a.m. March 12 – Join featured filmmakers over a continental breakfast at 25N Coworking as they discuss the excitement and challenges faced when producing an independent movie. Audience members can ask questions in these interactive discussion groups.
- “It’s A Wrap” Party, 8 p.m. March 12 – Celebrate the conclusion of the Geneva Film Festival at Wildwood Restaurant, 477 S. Third St. Snacks and refreshments will be served, and a cash bar will be available.
Film Festival tickets are now on sale for $10 per grouping, and admission to the Behind The Scenes or Wrap Party is an additional $10 per event.
Started in 2007, the Geneva Film Festival has grown in popularity and status in the independent film community. The festival’s mission is to celebrate the art of filmmaking by setting the stage for independent producers and directors to showcase their talent. The event is organized by a group of dedicated volunteers and presented by the City of Geneva’s Cultural Arts Commission.
For a full schedule, to purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.GenevaFilmFestival.org. People also can find the Geneva Film Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
SOURCE: city of Geneva news release
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The Films for 2016
|Film Title||Category||Screening Info. *||Director||Country||Details|
|3000||Narrative Short||Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.||Antonis Tsonis||Australia||Details|
|A Slice Of Life||Student Short||Thursday, March 10 at 9:00 p.m.||Raj Patel||USA||Details|
|Alzheimer’s: A Love Story||Student Short||Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.||Gabe Schimmel||USA||Details|
|Belonging||Narrative Short||Thursday, March 10 at 9:00 p.m.||Serkan Ertekin||Turkey||Details|
|Big Bird||Narrative Short||Thursday, March 10 at 9:00 p.m.||Jan Boon||Ireland/Belgium||Details|
|Caste A Wave||Documentary Short||Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.||Fancy Fechser||USA/India||Details|
|Chinese Verses||Documentary Feature||Friday, March 11 at 9:00 p.m.||Qingzeng Cai||China||Details|
|Dichterliebe: POETLOVE||Musical Short||Saturday, March 12 at 1:00 p.m.||David Paul||USA||Details|
|Farewell||Narrative Short||Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.||Raymond Wood||USA||Details|
|Freedom Lost||Narrative Short||Thursday, March 10 at 9:00 p.m.||Mischa Auzins||USA||Details|
|Glamour & Glitz!||Musical Short||Friday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m.||Matthew Weekes||Australia||Details|
|Lights||Student Short||Friday, March 11 at 9:00 p.m.||Haley Noelle Cummings||USA||Details|
|Looking for Trouble||Student Short||Thursday, March 10 at 9:00 p.m.||Caroline Cuny, Bryan Campbell||USA||Details|
|Mariam||Narrative Feature||Friday, March 11 at 9:00 p.m.||Faiza Ambah||France, Saudi Arabia||Details|
|Mermaids on Mars||Animated Short||Saturday, March 12 at 1:00 p.m.||Jon V. Peters||USA||Details|
|My Father’s Eyes||Narrative Short||Friday, March 11 at 9:00 p.m.||Anne Walaszek||France||Details|
|OMESSA||Narrative Short||Friday, March 11 at 9:00 p.m.||Charlène Favier||France||Details|
|Open Tables||Narrative Feature||Friday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m.||Jack C. Newell||USA||Details|
|Pink Frost – Traitors||Musical Short||Friday, March 11 at 9:00 p.m.||Von Bilka||USA||Details|
|POP||Animated Short||Friday, March 11 at 9:00 p.m.||Henry Bullen||Australia||Details|
|Pull Away||Narrative Short||Thursday, March 10 at 9:00 p.m.||Desmond Devenish||USA||Details|
|Road to Hope||Documentary Feature||Friday, March 11 at 9:30 p.m.||Mike Wargo||USA||Details|
|Song of Arnhem Land||Musical Short||Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.||Susan Sandery||Australia||Details|
|Spark and Fade||Student Short||Thursday, March 10 at 9:00 p.m.||Brian Mellen||USA||Details|
|Tea + Cake||Narrative Feature||Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.||Kirsty Robinson||United Kingdom||Details|
|The American Dream||Student Short||Friday, March 11 at 9:30 p.m.||Victoria O’Connell||Malta||Details|
|The David Dance||Narrative Feature||Friday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m.||Aprill Winney||USA||Details|
|The Feed||Narrative Short||Friday, March 11 at 9:00 p.m.||Clayton Combe||USA||Details|
|The Greatest Honor||Documentary Feature||Friday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m.||Kane Farabaugh||USA||Details|
|The Harsh Weather Sweepstakes||Narrative Short||Friday, March 11 at 9:00 p.m.||Jay Drose||USA||Details|
|The Journey||Animated Short||Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.||Puthima Wongdeeprasith||USA||Details|
|The Three-fingered Beauty||Animated Short||Thursday, March 10 at 9:00 p.m.||Cookie Graham||USA||Details|
|The Valley||Narrative Short||Thursday, March 10 at 9:00 p.m.||David Meyer||France||Details|
|Tilt-A-Whirls, Cowbells and Beer||Documentary Short||Saturday, March 12 at 1:00 p.m.||Ron Faiola||USA||Details|
|Trick or Treat||Animated Short||Friday, March 11 at 9:00 p.m.||Debbie Stone||USA||Details|
|Yellow Stars of Tolerance||Documentary Short||Friday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m.||Curt Fissel||USA||Details|
* Screening Info: Films are grouped by block, and by their first screening date and time. Many of the films will be screened twice. Refer to the Details links for exact screening times and locations. • Download a screening locations map.
† ECA stands for Emerging Cinematography Awards, an award which recognizes promising cinematographers and provides them with vital exposure to their films. Since its inception more than 1,000 short film entries have been submitted by Camera Operators and Assistants, proving that there is a much needed forum for budding cinematographers to show their craft. The winning films are selected by a panel of judges comprised of ICG members from all over the country. The Geneva Film Festival is proud to host the only Midwest screening of the Emerging Cinematographer Awards. Learn more about the ECA.