The 2013 Fall Festival of Independent Film

NOTE:  The post below, for the Third Annual Fall Festival of Independent Film, serves as Lead Post for articles and schedules on this wonderful annual event. The Festival, now in its SIXTH year, is presented in conjunction with the Naperville Independent Film Festival, which started three years earlier. Go to Current Festival’s Schedule. Links to other festival schedules appear at the bottom of this post.


Come join us Sept 15th to 20th.

North Central College.

6 Nights. 40 Films. From 10 countries & many states.

Links to three forms of the schedule are just below.

Film Central logoSmith Hall in North Central College’s Old Main is the place for the THIRD ANNUAL Fall Festival of Independent Film.  The college is the main venue for international films shown by the Naperville Independent Film Festival (NIFF) now in its sixth year, and in the process of applying to become an Academy Award certified festival—meaning winners here automatically gain consideration for an Academy Award.

Go here for a SHORT Schedule—a listing of film names and dates/times.

Go here for a FULL Schedule—which also includes short descriptions of each film.

For a schedule of the entire festival—which shows at three venues, including Classic Cinemas Ogden 6—and to find out about the Awards Ceremony on Saturday night, visit the NIFF website at

It’s a time to discover hidden gems, see the stars and movie makers of the future, and experience cinema from all over the world and the United States.  Last year, I saw one of the finest short films I’d ever seen, The Return, from Kosovo, and one of the strangest films ever about Voodoo—one with an absolutely killer soundtrack—from Haiti via Canada.  The international films we show are winners or audience favorites from the “ECU,” the European Independent Film Festival.  Held in Paris, ECU is commonly referred to as “Europe’s Sundance Festival,” and to get in a film must have won a major award at other festivals around Europe, the Mideast, and North Africa.  We also show films from many states.

CELLULOID logoThe festival is a joint production of the Naperville Independent Film Festival, North Central College’s Cultural Events, and CELLULOID—the college’s student film club.  Tickets are cheap, cheap, cheap.  We just want you to see these films!


♦♦♦  Look at festival schedules for 2011 and 2012, and posts (with links to schedules) for festivals in 2013 (its above) 2014, 2015, 2016, and…



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