The Film Commission lost one of their members and great friend ! Rick Unsbee passed away surrounded by friends and family. Rick worked for Dean Williams productions for 16 years and worked closely with Heroic Age studios with Tim Lynn and Eric Hector. He worked at Comcast doing all their commercials. Rick was a one of a kind man and we at the Central Illinois Film Commission will truly miss him. Our prayers go to Ricks family during this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Eagles Club, March 9th. Sunday 2 -5. Join us and all of his friends in Celebrating a great Friends Life.
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Call for Entries in effect for 5th annual New Art Film Festival!
(Champaign, Illinois) February 10, 2014: Festival number five is very alive as the New Art Film Festival once again seeks the best in Illinois-made independent cinema to present at the Art Theater Co-op in downtown Champaign, Illinois! This showcase of the films made by community members in Champaign, neighboring Urbana, and numerous cities beyond will light up the Art on Sunday, April 13, 2014, the final day of this year’s Boneyard Arts Festival!
The NAFF will consider shorts, features, and Webisodes of all genres, with preference given to work produced within the last three years. Non-returnable DVD screeners may be mailed or hand-delivered to: The Art Theater Co-op, 126 W. Church St., Champaign, IL, 61820, attn: New Art Film Festival 2014, c/o Jason Pankoke, Program Director. Filmmakers may enter as many pieces as they like and combine them on single DVDs. There are no submission fees.
Entrants should include the following information as hard copy with the screener and/or a text message to the brand-new NAFF e-mail address, NewArtFilmFestivalCU@gmail.com: Year of Production, Running Time, Name of Director(s)/Producer(s)/Writer(s), Names of Primary Cast Members, Name of Production Company(ies), Plot Synopsis, Filmmaker Biography(ies), Print Source (i.e., Contact Information we can share with the public). This year’s deadline to enter is FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014, 10 p.m. CST.
As always, the NAFF encourages artists from Chicago, Decatur, Springfield, Bloomington, Normal, et al., to enter! The NAFF’s core goal is to stress creative media by makers living and working in Champaign-Urbana, given the event’s scheduling opposite Boneyard Arts and their mission to globally promote all artists in Champaign (IL) County, but we’re happy to consider projects from our long-distance neighbors for the sake of programming variety. Further queries about our submission process can be sent to NewArtFilmFestivalCU@gmail.com, while the festival’s history and past selections can be seen at www.NewArtFilmFestival.com designed by ThirdSide of Champaign.
Pankoke and the NAFF team wish filmmakers the best of luck and invite the entire Champaign-Urbana community to congregate at the Art Co-op on April 13 for the show, beginning at 5 p.m.! The final selections will be announced to the world around Friday, March 28, 2014.
New Art Film Festival 2014
Are you interested in an acting class in Springfield Illinois?
This class will have credentials and it will look great on your resume. The acting instructor will be coming from LA.
45 minute class ranging from $60.00
1 hour class ranging around $90.00
In late March .
We need 25-30 people to have this class here. Must pay ahead.
Please email your name
To email@example.com Note: The instructor will be here for the March meeting and hold classes Friday, Saturday and Sunday. To date we have had only the following sign up. Dean Williams,Ed Gregory, Chuck and Joyce Ludwig and Brian Sharp so please support the arts and call 529-1555 to sign up. All credit cards accepted. Do more than show up at the meeting once a month, get involved and build the production base that will bring more films to Central Illinois…