University Park, IL,
15
February
2019
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10:31 PM
America/Chicago

Call for Submissions: Second Annual CSIFF

Summary

The CSIFF celebrates independent filmmakers by highlighting feature films, as well as international student short films, in two events at the GSU Center for Performing Arts (CPA). This year, CSIFF has also expanded the international short film competition to include categories for non-student filmmakers, as well.

Contact: Suzanne Patterson

Governors State University

Phone: (708) 534-4393

Email: spatterson3@govst.edu

February 15, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

University Park, IL – The Chicago Southland International Film Festival (CSIFF) is now accepting submissions for its second annual showcase at Governors State University (GSU) September 6 through 8.

The CSIFF celebrates independent filmmakers by highlighting feature films, as well as international student short films, in two events at the GSU Center for Performing Arts (CPA). This year, CSIFF has also expanded the international short film competition to include categories for non-student filmmakers, as well.

The first event is the short film competition which will open on September 6, and culminate with an awards ceremony on the evening of Saturday, September 7.

The second event, the feature film showcase, will screen films on September 8 as part of a community-wide forum to provide filmmakers with a public performance in the iconic GSU CPA. Filmmakers will also have the opportunity to participate in facilitated post screening Q&A sessions with a diverse audience.

The Early Bird deadline for CSIFF submissions is March 17, 2019. The regular deadline is May 19, 2019.

All submissions for the international short film competition can be placed through filmfreeway.com/ChicagoSouthlandInternationalFilmFestival.

CSIFF, with core values of inclusiveness, diversity and promoting quality of life, promotes an atmosphere that fosters a capacity to enjoy life through the fine arts and humanities. Set amid the beautiful, art-abundant campus, this event serves as a stimulating opportunity to share and promote the vibrant arts and cultures community that exists at GSU, while sustaining an intellectually stimulating public square.

More information about the festival can be found on the Chicago Southland International Film Festival website www.govst.edu/CSIFF or on the CSIFF Facebook page.

This event is sponsored by the School of Extended Learning, Digital Learning and Media Design, The Knowledge Exchange, Center for the Performing Arts, an Intellectual Life Grant, and the GSU Friends of the Library