2011 CIRSF Film Awards

Best of the Fest - Nursery Crimes
Best Foreign Film - Le maillot de Cristiano
Best Suspense Film - The Small Assassin
Best Artistic Film - Le Miroir
Most Romantic Insect - Cockroach
Best Documentary - Mound Bayou
Best Comedy - Guys Book Club
Most Demented Video - What Up Little Kid

Honorable Mention:
The Buzz and Beyond: Reporting the 2010 Midterm Elections
The Dancer
New In Town

2011 Audience Choice Awards

Growing Up Sucks:    TIE: Gettin' Kicks / Le Millot De Cristiano - Aaron Greer / Vincent Bruno
The Dramatics:           WINNER: Salvaging - Joseph Lyons
On the Edge:               WINNER: The Small Assassin - Chris Charles
The Artsy:                    WINNER: The Quiet Life - Timothy Hittle
Romantics:                  WINNER: Awakening - Matthew Stanton
Documentaries:          WINNER: Mound Bayou - Jon Ross & John Rogers
Laughs and Giggles:  WINNER: Good News, Oklahoma!
Demented Show:        WINNER: Pacciu! - Matthew Weshler
Joe Mantegna Film Festival. (non-voting event)
Listen up!:                    WINNER: Shape of Space - Ronnie Reese
Chicago Show:           WINNER: Camel Town - Greg Brookens
The CIRSFF is a four day event devoted entirely to short films produced by filmmakers from around the world.  Short films are more than just a springboard for up-and-coming directors, actors and producers, they are an independent art form.  Without your support the next big star or filmmaker may never be discovered.  Please come and join us in watching over 100 short films that cover all genres; from Comedy to Sci-Fi.
Thursday, Sept. 15 Schedule
At the Original Mothers, 8:00pm

26 West Division Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Thursday Night (Sept 15) at 8:00pm is the ‘Fest Preview’ at Mother’s. This is a 21 and over event. Mother’s is One block East of the Clark and Division Red Line stop. (See map link below)

8:00 PM Festival Preview Show
A smattering of the fest to get your feet wet!

Map to the Original Mothers
Fri-Sun, Sept. 16-18 Schedule
Columbia College Film Row Cinema

1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor, Chicago, IL
Friday Sept. 16th to Sunday Sept. 18th.  We recommend taking the El as there is a stop just up the street, the Roosevelt / State stop is on the Red, Green and Orange Lines. If you need to drive, there is plenty of Parking either on the street or in local garages. (Map link below)
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