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Project Chicago presents

The 6th Annual
International REEL Shorts Fest

Thursday Sept. 10th through Sunday Sept. 13th

2009 Poster

2009 Award Winning Films

Best of the Fest:  Sky People

Best Break-Up Film: L.O.V.E.
Best Romantic Comedy: True Love
Best Youth Entry: Sparks in the Night
Best Artistic Movie: Stringing in the Streets
Best Romantic Movie: A Time of Flowers
Best Revenge Movie: Alessandra
Best Music Video: City of Noise
Best Horror Movie: Tinglewood
Most Disturbing Movie: Grandma's House
Best Foreign Film: Stella
Best Political Drama: October Surprise
Best Comedy: A Small Silent Film About Death
Best Demented Movie: Fish & Chip
Most Profane Statement: James K. Polk was @#?!ing Awesome

Honorable Mention:
Melt Down
Max & Helena
More Than You Can Chew
WoW! What A Great Question!
My First Experimental Film
The Only One
The Disconnection of Cyrus Bent

Audience Choice Awards
People's Choice Award: Under The Table In Barcelona

        Thursday 8:00pm - Under The Table in Barcelona (dir. Hillary Leben)
        Friday 4:30pm - The Don of Virgil Junior High (dir. Deon Hayman)
        Friday 5:45pm - Interpretation (dir. Lin Oeding)
        Friday 7:15pm - Funemployed (dirs. Michael Lippert, Ted Evans)
        Friday 8:45pm - Meltdown (dir. David Green)
        Saturday 2:30pm - Paradyse (dir. C.M. Birkmeier)
        Saturday 4:00pm - Under The Table in Barcelona (dir. Hillary Leben)
        Saturday 5:30pm - The New Math (dir. Michael Duffey)
        Saturday 7:00pm - Paul and his Wall (dir. Steven Anderson, Andrew
                                   Adams, Erin Szweikowski)
        Sunday 2:00pm - The Pool (dir. J. David Ruby)
        Sunday 3:30pm - TIE: Let You Go/The Visionary (dirs. Mihir
                                 Desai/Gwydhar Bratton)
        Sunday 5:00pm - Papi Chulo (dir. Jonny Diaz)
        Sunday 6:30pm - At Last, Okemah! (dir. Michael Smith)
        Sunday 8:00pm - Recycle (dir. Valentina Avayu)

2009 Slideshow, click to view all photos

2 0 0 9   S C H E D U L E

PDF of the program can be downloaded here (7.2mb)

DAY            DATE                   TIME         PROGRAM NAME            LOCATION

Thursday   Sept 10,2009    8:00pm    "Festival Preview"       Original Mother's  (21&Over)    

Friday        Sept 11, 2009    4:30pm   "Growing Up Sucks"     Film Row Cinema
Friday        Sept 11, 2009    5:45pm   "The Dramatics"           Film Row Cinema
Friday        Sept 11, 2009    7:15pm    "Comedies"                  Film Row Cinmea
Friday        Sept 11, 2009    8:45pm    "The Demented"          Film Row Cinema

Saturday   Sept 12, 2009    2:30pm    "Chicago Show"           Film Row Cinema
Saturday   Sept 12, 2009    4:00pm
    "Something to Say"    Film Row Cinema
Saturday   Sept 12, 2009    5:30pm
   "Relationships Suck"  Film Row Cinema
Saturday   Sept 12, 2009    7:00p
m    "Romantic Comedy"   Film Row Cinema
Saturday   Sept 12, 2009    8:30pm    "Taste of the Fest"      Film Row Cinema
Saturday    Sept 12, 2009   10:15p   Filmmaker Trolley*    Leaves from Columbia College    

    Sunday      Sept 13, 2009    2:00pm    "Kids Shorts!"              Film Row Cinema
    Sunday      Sept 13, 2009    3:30pm    "The Arts"                     Film Row Cinema
    Sunday      Sept 13, 2009    5:00pm    "Romantic Shorts"      Film Row Cinema
    Sunday      Sept 13, 2009    6:30pm    "Rock'n'Roll"                Film Row Cinema

   Sunday      Sept 14, 2009    8:00pm     "Horror/Action"         Film Row Cinema

* Filmmaker Trolley is a CIRSF filmmaker event.  If not filled, pass holders will be admitted first come first serve.

To view the full schedule with film times and descriptions click here

L o c a t i o n s

Film Row Cinema
at Columbia College

1104 S Wabash - Top Floor!

Chicago, IL 60605

Parking:   Paid Lot and Street
Train: Red Line, Green Line, Orange Line - Roosevelt Station  
(Walk east on Roosevelt, Left on Wabash)
CTA Bus: #4-Cottage Grove, #29-State, #62-Archer, #3-King Drive, #28-Stony Island Express.
Wheelchair Access

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Original Mothers Nightclub  (21+)

26 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60610-2217
Phone: (312) 642-7251

 Red Line to Clark/Division

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To see the full schedule with film listings and descriptions click here

The Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival seeks to provide the opportunity for filmmakers around the world by showcasing their work to REEL PEOPLE in the Chicagoland area. We seek to provide a supportive atmosphere with low entry fees and low cost ticket prices. We are the REEL filmmakers choice for showcasing REEL talent to REEL people. 

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