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2017 SCHEDULE

These are the films of the 2017
Naperville Independent Film Festival

FRIDAY
SEPTEMBER 29

Films will be shown in groups in two different seatings per evening. Each film was reviewed by our five jurors and determined to be of good quality and interesting subject matter. We encourage you to read the selections and choose which films you'd like to see.

 

6:00pm SEATING

Wishing Box

Animation

6 minutes

The pirate Derek and his sidekick monkey after years sailing, finally found a treasure box, and this box is a magic box can make your wishes come true.

Lizzie Zhang, Nan Li, Directors. Lindsay Elgin, Producer.

Nominated for Best Animation

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Fairytales For Emma

Narrative Feature

115 minutes

Peter Miller has been working for the Immigration Office in London for many years. One day, a strange phone call from Prague interrupts his usual life rhythm. A single mother, who is in a hospital after a car accident, named him as a responsible person to take care of her child. She claims Emma is his daughter. 

Rudolf Havlík, Director. Ondřej Vetchý, Anna Geislerová, Ema Švábenská, Anna Polívková, Oldřich Vlach, Jiří Dvořák, Marek Taclík, Key Cast.

Nominated for Best Feature, Actor, Actress, Director

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8:15pm SEATING

Monsters

Narrative Short

12 minutes

Jenn lives in an underground bunker with her family, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside…

Steve Desmond, Director. Steve Desmond, Michael Sherman, Writers. Michael Sherman, Aaron Billet, Ryan Lewis, Joe Russo, Producers. Caitlin Carmichael, Ione Skye, Christopher Wiehl, Joey Luthman, Key Cast.

Nominated for Best Short, Director, Actress

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On The 7th Date

Narrative Feature

81 minutes

On the 7th date, Tara and Shawn find that their relationship is going nowhere. So they decide to come to terms with it and spend their last night together being their true selves and sharing what each of them really wants from another person. But as the evening unravels and things begin spiraling out of control, the two begin to realize that their ideal selves may not be who they imagined.

Chris Goodwin, Director, Writer. Topher Hansson, Chris Goodwin, Producers. Anna Rizzo, Topher Hansson, Codey Gillum, Madison B. Gaylor, Eddie Nason, Steph France, J.D. Achille, Alex McAuliffe, Acei Martin, Joe Sinagra, Francesca Shipsey, Nick DeVita, Key Cast.

Nominated for Best Actor, Actress

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All Films Shown at Hollywood Palms Cinema

Come see our films in the luxurious seats and whimsically decorated theatres of Hollywood Palms (map, directions).
 
Enjoy a drink beforehand and full food service during the show in big, comfy recliners.
 
The festival films are shown in one of the main floor theatres. The ECU films are shown in the upstairs theatre.
An usher will direct you to the proper theatre for your choice of seating.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

 

 

OFFICIAL 2017 SELECTION

These are the films of the 2017 Naperville Independent Film Festival

Films will be shown in groups in two different seatings per evening. Each film was reviewed by our five jurors and determined to be of good quality and interesting subject matter. We encourage you to read the selections and choose which films you'd like to see.

Click on the Day for All the Details

 

 

Saturday
One Per Person
Quaker Oaths
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Forest of Echoes (S/T)
The Last Compartment (S/T)

Sunday
The Midnighters
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Pittari
In A Dream
Waking David

Monday
Cup of Tea
Secondhand Hearts
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Albedo Absolute
The Test of Courage (S/T)
Hard to Believe

Tuesday
The Transfer (S/T)
Nicole's Cage (S/T)
In Our Country (S/T)
Halim (S/T)
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The Killer Buzz
Nowhere Michigan

 

 

 

Wednesday
Counting
Killed In Action
Dead Flowers
Selfie (S/T)
Rockabye
Saba, The Unspoiled Queen
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Dribbling Dreams
Black Cat

Thursday
Searching For Lady Day: A Portrait in Steel
Operation: The Power of Play
Lunch Time
Caliber
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Hey Blue Eyes
The Happys
The Past Inside The Present R

Friday
Wishing Box
Fairytales For Emma
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Monsters
On The 7th Date

 

BONUS


The Winners of The ECU

Fresh from the Festival in May, the best in Foreign Films.

A Beautiful Day
Ce Qui Échappe (The Elusive)
Cubs
Emily Must Wait
Late Season (Nachsaison)

Le Chat Doré (The Golden Cat)
Night-Shift
Rage
Refugee Blues
Selling Isobel

Standby
The Bridge Over The River
The Dog and the Elephant
Three Rooms
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VIEW THE ECU SCHEDULE

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