2022 Elgin Short Film Festival

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MPAA-R rated films permitted. Those 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Masks recommended.

Enjoy an evening of cinematic shorts as filmmakers from around the world showcase their talents (in 20 minutes or less). The always witty Mike Toomey, a regular on the WGN Morning News, will be our Master of Ceremonies and present the top six pre-chosen films. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and you! In person audience members will cast their votes for their favorite film. Awards and prizes will be presented to the winners.

The excitement starts with a Red Carpet Reception featuring filmmaker interviews and entertainment, followed by the film screening. We are again offering a streaming option so those that can’t make it to the festival can still join the fun.

Virtual or in-theatre tickets available - watch at home or come out and join us for the event that has entertained film lovers since 2009. 847-931-5900 or order online.

Check out the Elgin Fringe Festival September 7-8. Six films will compete to make the finals. Vote on your favorites: elginfringefestival.com.