2020 Marks Our 8th Anniversary!!
The Prairie State Film Festival was founded in 2011 and is a multi-genre film festival dedicated to films made at least in part in the great state of Illinois!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the ongoing pandemic and restrictions put on events in Illinois by the Governor, we will be hosting our 2020 festival online. The festival will run for two weeks starting Friday, November 20th. We apologize for the change, but it is unfortunately out of our control.
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Certification of Entrant I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree:
1 . I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.
2 . To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true;
3 . This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation;
4 . I am duly authorized to submit this film to the festival;
5 . I hold Prairie State Film Festival harmless from any damage to the print(s) or tape(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film;
6 . I hold Prairie State Film Festival, its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.
7 . I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.
8 . I give permission for Prairie State Film Festival to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes
9 . I give permission for Prairie State Film Festival to screen the film at the Festival as well as any Festival presentations, programs, and/or events.
There is NO 'Film Made By' date. We have shown horror films from as early as the 30's. Please feel free to submit your early work as well as your current.
Films showing nudity are permissible, however sexual penetration will be disqualified.
PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT pay screening fees. If any screening fee is requested by filmmaker(s), the associated film will be disqualified.