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2016 Elgin Short Film Festival

2017 ESFF Logo OPEN CALL for ENTRIES


The 9th 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 23, 2017

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.

All seats $7.00

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


Film Submission Deadline August 25, 2017. Discount for films submitted before August 1.
Complete your Film submission online!


Submit via Filmway
  

Downloadable Entry Form 
with Guidelines & Rules

(download and print only)

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