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Film News: Best of the Midwest Short Film Showcase Kicks Off 2024 Fest, Jan. 29, 2024

Midwest Film Fest Jan 2024

CHICAGO – It’s 2024 y’all and what better way to start the new season of the Midwest Film Festival than a short film “Best of the Midwest” (BMA) Showcase. These Award Honorees, announced at the BMAs in November, spotlights the filmmaker diversity that is now the calling card of this once-a-month fest.

Film News: 2023 ‘Best of the Midwest’ Awards on Thursday, Nov. 2

CHICAGO – The first awards show of the season takes off on Thursday, November 2nd, as the BEST OF THE MIDWEST Awards will be presented by the Midwest Film Festival at CineCity Studios in Chicago. Tickets are rapidly selling out, so click on BEST OF THE MIDWEST for the levels of tickets that are available.

Interview: Allison Torem Presents ‘Road Head’ at Midwest Film Festival, August 28, 2023

Midwest Film Fest Aug 2023

CHICAGO – One of the Midwest Film Festival’s greatest strengths is its sense of community. The way they branch out and reach out to all in the Chicago filmmaker/actor/crew collective is without precedent in this evolving cinema city. Monday, August 28th, will feature Women & Gender Non-Conforming Filmmaker Night, and one of the films making its Chicago debut is “Road Head” by Allison Torem.

Podtalk: Jason Miller on Debut Film ‘Ghosts of the Void’

CHICAGO – The debut film is a most exciting Chicago Premiere at the Midwest Film Festival, for writer/director Jason Miller of “Ghosts of the Void.” Click GHOSTS for tickets and more information.

Film News: Analog Night with Cinema-Luz Collective at Midwest Film Festival, June 26, 2023

Analog Night, Midwest FF 2023

CHICAGO – The Midwest Film Festival (MFF), in collaboration with Cinema-Luz Collective, presents Analog Night on Monday, June 26, 2023, showcasing the beauty and craftsmanship of this distinct medium at the Gene Siskel Film Center. As a form of art that is both nostalgic and demanding, analog filmmaking is experiencing a media-wide resurgence. Click ANALOG for tickets and more information.

Podtalk: Sam Mirpoorian & Ian Kibbe on ‘Greener Pastures,’ Midwest Film Fest on April 24th, 2023

Greener Pastures

CHICAGO – The family farm is fast becoming extinct, and the people who continue to try and keep those farms are under tremendous pressure, financially and otherwise. This theme plays out in the documentary “Greener Pastures,” produced by Ian Robertson Kibbe and produced/directed by Sam Mirpoorian.

Podtalk: John Mossman on ‘Good Guy with a Gun’ at Midwest Film Festival, February 27, 2023

Good Guy with a Guy, MFF 2/27/23

CHICAGO – The controversial phrase “Good Guy with a Gun” is now a title for the latest feature film from John Mossman, who wrote and directed the story of a mother and son trying to rebuild their lives after losing their husband/father to gun violence. The twist is they’re rebuilding in a small town with an entrenched gun culture. The film makes its Midwest Premiere at Chicago’s Midwest Film Festival, on Monday February 27th, 2023, at the downtown Gene Siskel Film Center.

Podtalk: Exec Director Erica Duffy on 2023 Midwest Film Fest Opening Night

CHICAGO – It’s 2023 for the Midwest Film Festival. The Chicago institution – the only ongoing monthly film fest in the city – has their Opening night on Monday, January 30th, 2023, with a screening of the 2022 “Best of the Midwest” short films.

Film News: 'Period Drama' is Top Film at 2022 ‘Best of the Midwest’

CHICAGO – The “Best of the Midwest,” the Awards Ceremony of Chicago’s Midwest Film Festival, were presented on November 3rd, 2022, at CineCity Studios in Chicago. The Grand Prize film was the short “Period Drama,” a clever twist on a woman’s coming of age. Emma Thatcher was a two-trophy BMA recipient, garnering Best Actress and Best Director for her debut feature “Provo.”

Podtalks: Midwest Film Festival Presents ‘Prairie Girls’ & ‘Provo’ on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022

CHICAGO – First Tuesday for the Midwest Film Festival (MFF) is on September 6th, 2022, presenting the short “Prairie Girls” (Benett Holgerson) and feature “Provo” (Emma Thatcher) at the Gene Siskel Film Center. For ticket info, click MFF SEPT FIRST TUESDAY.

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