2019 Elgin Short Film Festival

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The Elgin Short Film Festival (ESFF) is returning for its eleventh year at The Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin, IL on Saturday, September 21. 

All seats $10. Tickets on sale now.

The ESFF has drawn film entries from around the world making this an impressive event that has entertained film lovers since 2009. Come out early and enjoy the red carpet reception and entertainment. The fabulous and always witty Mike Toomey, a regular performer on WGN Morning News, will bring his comedic talents as Master of Ceremonies.


We will be accepting film submissions through August 23, 2019. Films must be submitted either: (1) electronically through the FilmFreeway website, or (2) on three identical DVD's (NTSC) delivered to The Hemmens Cultural Center. Fill out the entry form here for DVD submission. 2019 ESFF Entry Form

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