Exactly what a local film festival should be! I was very impressed by this event. I premiered my short film at this festival, and watched it as part of a very well curated program; they really did pick some interesting local films to include. From the program booklet to the venue they picked (The great Davis Theater), to the badges they gave you, they really made you feel part of an EVENT. Very well thought out and organized. I was happy to be a part of it, and I'll put the festival on my favorites list to submit every time I have a project ready!
I'll just jump right out and say it - Middle Coast Film Festival was AMAZING. It was small enough that I feel like I got to meet and mingle with everyone, but big enough that I feel like we got a TON of quality feedback and made a lot of new filmmaking friends. The venue was amazing - great picture and sound in the theaters and a fantastic bar/restaurant for the networking between blocks. The post-screening events each night were fun and engaging and allowed our team to make connections that we've already begun to work with. Big props to Mylissa, Jess and the entire Middle Coast team. Thanks!
I had an incredible time at Middle Coast Film Festival in Chicago! This festival was wonderfully organized and the organizers were amazingly kind and hospitable. They took care of everything even making sure every event was ADA accessible. How awesome is that! The snacks were great. The networking was easy. The films were filled with talent and new voices. Loved this festival! I look forward to next year! Thanks Jess and Mylissa!!!