Midwest Independent Film Festival

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The Midwest Independent Film Festival is the nation’s only film festival solely dedicated to the Midwest filmmaker. Only films from the eight-state Midwest region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin are considered for screening. This film festival is also unique in that it is held throughout the year, presenting audiences with the finest independent films from the Midwest every first Tuesday of the month[1].

The Midwest Independent Film Festival prides itself on showcasing emerging directors, powerful artistic visions, and strong cinematic stories. These exceptional films combine with an exciting social atmosphere and a state-of-the-art screening venue to create one of the premier festivals in the Midwest.

The Midwest Independent Film Festival is hosted every first Tuesday of the month at Chicago's Landmark Century Centre Cinema of Landmark Theatres. Sponsors include Resolution Digital Studios, Zacuto, Fletcher Chicago, Orbit Media Studios, O'Connor Casting, Flashpoint The Academy of Media Arts and Sciences, Zipcar, The Chicago Film Office, The Illinois Film Office, Zaroban Design, Crunch Fitness, Getty Images, Screen Magazine and Kodak.

This festival is sometimes referred to as "The Midwest Film Festival," "The Midwest Indie," or simply "The Midwest."

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This film festival was founded by Chicago actor Mike McNamara and filmmaker Michael Kwielford in 2004 [2].


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