My personal favorite films of 2013. These are listed descending from #25 to #1, with an additional 25 added on at the end because there were a lot of really great movies this past year! The top 10 include longer reviews, with shorter reviews for 11-25. Granted, I’m neither a good writer nor a critic, so they’re mostly just my basic thoughts on the films, but if you’re interested in why I liked them they might be worth the read. Read more →
Reposted from “Ebertfest Launches a Short Film About Last Year’s Festival” on www.RogerEbert.com on February 18, 2014
Ebertfest has released a 10-minute film about last year’s festival.
It’s just beautiful, and if you’re like us, you’re going to shed some tears.
And even as this film looks back, the people behind the festival are looking ahead, putting the finishing touches on this year’s festival. Passes for this year’s festival, Apr 23-27 in Champaign, IL, are now on sale at ebertfest.com.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – In just a couple of days a Terre Haute audience will get a first look at ‘The Drunk’ – a movie set in Terre Haute with producers, directors and many of the actors local. A movie that will be seen around the globe has a red carpet premier Saturday night, right in the heart of Terre Haute.
Writer and director, Brian Klemesrud, makes his Feature directorial Debut on “Dead Draw” with help from co-producer, Brett Hays (co-owner of Shatterglass Studios). The film began production on January 15th in Chicago then moved down to Lincoln, IL for the remainder of the shoot. This is Hays’ sixth feature film that he has produced. Dead Draw is a character-driven crime story about desperation and dysfunction of a band of brothers gone awry and stars Gil Bellows (Shawshank Redemption, Ally McBeal), Bitsie Tullach (The Artist, Grimm), Michael Eklund (Watchmen, The Call), Slaine (The Town, Gone Baby Gone) and Brit Shaw (Nashville, Masters of Sex).
Dead Draw is set for release in 2015.
CHAMPAIGN — The second Pens To Lens student screenwriting competition hosted by the Champaign-Urbana Film Society will kick off Feb. 1.
Students will write screenplays for the contest from then through Feb. 28, and filmmakers will produce films for an August 2014 red carpet gala.
All students in East Central Illinois are invited to participate, and all teachers are encouraged to share the opportunity with their classes.
The Pens To Lens Screenwriting Competition gives students in grades K-12 a chance to see their original screenplays transformed into short films.
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign-based Shatterglass Studios won a regional Emmy Award for its “Ebertfest 2012″ documentary.
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