2018 Elgin Short Film Festival

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** OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES **
Accepting Entries Starting April 2.
See below for more information.

All seats are $10. Tickets ON SALE NOW on line and at the Box Office.

The 10th Annual Elgin Short Film Festival
promises to be an entertaining evening of some of the very best in short films by some of the very best up-and-coming filmmakers.You are invited to the award ceremony and screening of finalists taking place in Elgin, IL on Saturday, September 22.

Mike Toomey, comedian and integral part of the WGN TV morning show, will return to Emcee the event. Filmmakers will begin arriving on the red carpet in advance, and there will be pre-show entertainment.

The films, no more than 20 minutes in length, are rated PG, making this a great family event. The screenings include a showing of the finalists. Winners will be selected by an ESFF judging panel and audience members. In addition, there will be a People's Choice award based solely on audience votes.

 OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES

FILMMAKERS
THERE ARE TWO CATEGORIES OF FILMS: LIVE ACTION AND ANIMATION. 
PRIZES UP TO $1,000 PLUS TROPHY! 


Film Submission Deadline August 24, 2018. Discount for films postmarked by August 3.
Complete your Film submission online starting on April 2!


Submit via Filmway
  

Downloadable Entry Form 
with Guidelines & Rules

(download and print only)

Sponsorship Opportunities
Email us at elginshortfilmfest@cityofelgin.org

Finalists will be screened Saturday, September 22 at 7pm.

- The ESFF will feature a Live Action category and an Animation category.
- The top two selected films in each category, as voted on by the selection committe, will make the finals. The next three selected films in each category will compete to make the finals during the Elgin Fringe Festival, September 7-16. 
- Awards and monetary prizes will be presented to the top three films.