Writer Sought for Funeral Reenactment Film

The Central Illinois Film Commission, in partnership with the City of Springfield, is seeking a writer to produce the narrative for the 150th Anniversary of the Abraham Lincoln Funeral Procession Reenactment film. This is a volunteer project that chronicles the history and making of the event. Individuals with writing experience, preferably with knowledge of the event/Lincoln history, can contact Greg Nevitt at greg.nevitt@cwlp.com.


The Central Illinois Film Commission meets the third Thursday of every month. Meetings are held at 7pm in the Highland Room of the Springfield Hilton Hotel (lobby level) unless otherwise noted. Our next meeting is this Thursday, May 21.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In June, July and August the CIFC Board will be meeting prior to the full membership meeting. This is a closed meeting scheduled to conclude by 6:45pm. If you arrive and the doors are locked, please do not be discouraged as we will open the room prior to the 7pm meeting. Stick around – and enjoy food and drinks from Bennigans! THANK YOU!!!

42 Members Captured Memories for “The Ages”

DEW_0129DEW_0152 DSC_0089Steve Giddings and Diana Dugan captured the above and below great shots. We are in need of a member or non member that is proficient in Adobe After Effects, to create a fantastic opening. Tony and Greg will edit the rest of the 300 plus hours of video. Please contact: Dean Williams @ 217-529-1555 if you can help.Cannons21

Members of The CIFC Final Planning Session of Coverage

IMG_1952 (2)Photo from the final meeting of the 38 members of the Central Illinois Film Commission, who were asked by The City of Springfield to document by stills and high definition Video cameras  ”The 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition”.  With 30 cameras, placed all along the route, a complete visual diary of every moment of the once in a life time event will be recorded for all time. We were honored to be asked to be part of such a momentous occasion  and are all looking forward to this weekend. So be looking for 38 members wearing the CIFC Clap Board tee shirts and give them your thanks.

CIFC Members In The News

CIFC member Bishop Stevens stars in the new SciFi movie, “Submerge Ni’re Reborn Trailer,” directed by Demetrius Witherspoon and also starring Erin Moore.



Laura Richter with members of the cast and crew of “The Walkers Among Us,” which debuted on Saturday, April 25, at the Hollywood Blvd. theater in Woodridge, IL. Laura is interviewed in the documentary, which explores the fandom of the hit series “The Walking Dead.”


Night At The Movies

The Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra and the Central Illinois Film Commission presented “Night at the Movies” on Sunday, March 1, at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. The concert featured the Civic Orchestra performing musical selections from the films Gladiator, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Saving Private Ryan, and Oklahoma!, while the audience was treated to viewings of scenes from the films as well as live performances from Film Commission actors.

Thank you to everyone who supported and attended this special evening. Please enjoy the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony performing the Barber of Seville, video courtesty of Dana Williams Productions.