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Film Fest 2018 Cancelled

Regrouping and Restructuring means postponing for this year

After numerous meetings with the volunteers who have helped put on the festival in the past, and discussions with the Hollywood Palms, host of the festival for the past two years, the volunteers have decided to cancel the festival for September 2018 and focus on creating a new organization going forward.

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Edmond and Glessna Retire from NIFF

Founders moving onto whiter pastures

After launching a film festival in Naperville and nurturing it for ten years, founders Edmond and Glessna Coisson have decided to retire to a simpler life in upper Michigan, where they're enjoying lots of snow.

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Thanks for the Memories

A look back at the 10th Annual Festival

Like maybe Frank would sing, "In 2017, it was a very good year. It was a very good year for film-goers and festivals..."

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I submit a film?

With the retirement of our founders, a group of volunteers are working to transition the organizational and financial aspects of the festival from them and plan to report on the festival's next steps in February. We'll post on this website and on Facebook at that time so please stay tuned. Submissions at Film Freeway are currently closed. 

What are the dates of this year's festival?

The 2018 Festival dates are not yet set. See above (Can I submit a film).

Where is the festival located?

Hollywood Palms Cinema. Here's a Google map.

My question is not listed here. What do I do?

Visit here again in February. (see above 'can i submit') We'll have more details and more questions answered at that time. If you still have questions after that, email us at info@naperfilmfest.org. We'll get back to you as soon as we can.

OUR FESTIVAL IS HELD IN ASSOCIATION WITH

HOLLYWOOD PALMS CINEMA

The best place a film festival can be! A shrine to the great legends of cinema. Every room is decorated with imagery, statues and memorabilia. An unforgettable experience. 

Watch our wonderful festival selections on big, comfy recliners while waiters deliver drinks, snacks or full delicious meals to you. You'll be impressed with independent filmmaking while pampered with impeccable service.

 

 

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 Film izle.

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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