One week remains to submit to New Art Film Fest

The creative storytelling media of area producers will provide the backbone for the 2019 New Art Film Festival, which returns to the Art Theater in Champaign for the tenth year running on Sunday, November 10, 2019.

In anticipation of this milestone year, organizer Jason Pankoke is proud to announce the submission window for this edition extends to Friday, October 11.

Details, etc.
Entrants may send their information to the NAFF via and include the following: 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), and print source (i.e., contact information that can be shared with the public). The message should also include functional link(s) to on-line screener(s) and password(s) to access the same.

Non-returnable media screeners (not Blu-ray) may be dropped off at or sent to the Art Theater. All packages should be addressed to “New Art Film Festival 2019, c/o Jason Pankoke” with the submission information included as a hard copy or electronic document; sending an e-mail of the same information is also acceptable. There is no fee to enter, all narrative genres are welcome, a run time of 20 minutes or less per entry is preferred, and filmmakers should deliver their materials for consideration by Friday, October 11. Entries should have been completed within the past three years and created primarily in the state of Illinois.

Final selection announcements
Final selections and an event schedule will be announced around Friday, October 25. More information on the NAFF and its history can be found at the following locations online: Facebook, official website, Vimeo, and YouTube (search “New Art Film Festival” at

Pankoke, who has been with the NAFF since its debut in April 2010, will return to emcee the show and intends to bring along guests, souvenirs, and more to mark the occasion.

The 2019 New Art Film Festival is sponsored by C-U Confidential and presented by the Art Theater, a program of the Art Film Foundation. Other sponsors will be announced prior to the event date.