2023 Elgin Short Film Festival



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


Enjoy an evening of cinematic shorts as filmmakers from around the world showcase their talents (in 20 minutes or less). Daryl Nitz, delighting audiences for years with his musical antics and celebrity impressions, will bring his "supper club era" comedic talents as Master of Ceremonies to present this year's finalists. 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.

In-theatre and at-home virtual 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.

Red Carpet Reception 6:00pm
Screening Starts 7:00pm

$10 In-theatre tickets / $25 at-home virtual screening

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