Local Author Fair

Jim Conover will be signing books at the Peoria Library’s Local Author Fair on Saturday, November 5th, from 2-4pm.  His books, Black Robe Killings, Lynch Law and Greenhorns and Killer Mountains will be on sale.

CIFC Monthly Meetings

The meeting scheduled today 8/18/2016, has been cancelled due to State Fair.


The Central Illinois Film Commission meets the third Thursday of every month. Meetings are open to anyone interested in the local film industry. There is no fee to attend. Topics include current commission activities, local film productions, movie news, and more.

Our current meeting location is Hope Presbyterian Church, 2211 Wabash Ave, Springfield. Meetings start at 7pm and normally last one hour, followed by social networking.

For a list of meeting dates, visit our Calendar.

CIFC Store Now Open

The new CIFC store feature for this Web page is now live and open for business. Click the CIFC menu button at the top of the page to access the store and purchase CIFC items and related merchandise through PayPal.

Lincoln’s Funeral DVD

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In May 2015 the City of Springfield played host to tens of thousands of visitors, including thousands of military and civilian reenactors who all gathered in Abraham Lincoln’s home city to mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s funeral.

This  video captures the sights, sounds and experiences of that historic 3-day event which recreated Lincoln’s funeral. For just $24.95 plus shipping and handling you can own a copy of this DVD which chronicles this once-in-a-lifetime event.

New Monthly Meeting Location

The Central Illinois Film Commission has a new meeting location for its upcoming February meeting, as well as future meetings. We will now be meeting at Hope Presbyterian Church, 2211 Wabash Ave, Springfield (see map below).

The next monthly meeting of CIFC will be at the church Feb. 18 starting at 7:00 p.m. Enter on the west side of the building.

See there Feb.18.

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Lincoln Funeral Procession Trailer

Again we thank everyone involved in the filming of the Abraham Lincoln Funeral Procession Reenactment, commemorating the 150th anniversary of our beloved president’s death. We are proud to partner with the city of Springfield on this documentary, which is scheduled for release in 2016. Here is a trailer, produced byGreg Nevitt, giving you a sampling of the powerful impact this event had on our community.