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Welcome to the relaunch of the
Lake County Film Festival Newsletter!

During v.1.0 of the LCFF, in the days before Social Media took over the world, we put out an actual E-mailing list that kept people abreast of what was happening in the area. I'm excited to return to this method of direct communication, so let's dig in! 

The CLC Independent Film Series 

This spring we are bringing back the Independent Film Series, which will run at the College Of Lake County on the 3rd Friday of every month. All screenings are free, and take place in room C105. These screenings alternate with screenings from The CLC International Film Series, which are on the 1st Friday of every month. 

You can get more information about both film series at

Lake County Film Calendar

Because there are two screenings a month at the College Of Lake County, as well as screenings at our partner, The Gorton Center, I decided to make a Google Calendar to keep track of important film-related events in Lake County.

You can find the calendar at

2020 Lake County Film Festival 
Festival Dates & Call For Entries

For our 10th festival, we are expanding into two weekends. The 2020 Lake County Film Festival is scheduled to take place November 5th - 10th. 


Our call for entries is currently open at Film Freeway, and our team has already watched dozens of films submitted for consideration. 


Watch At Home - January 2020 

Over Christmas break, I moved last years festival into the archives. I created a page that lists all of the films we showed in 2019, which links for films that are available to watch at home. 


The most recent addition to the page is one of our Award Winners, Swipe Right, which was recently released on Vimeo.

Swipe right is the tale of one man trying to juggle dates with three different women simultaneously, and it's all done in one take! It won the jury award for Outstanding Technical Achievement at the 2019 LCFF

A couple of other movies released this month that I enjoyed. 

Autonomy - While not as personal as many of the films we show at the film festival, Autonomy is a fascinating look at self-driving vehicles. It explores every aspect of automated vehicles, including the benefits and dangers. It's currently $0.99 on Amazon and Apple. 

I programmed Saint Cloud Hill at the Nashville Film Festival last year. It's a very intimate portrait of the residents of a tent colony as they struggle with the city's desire to displace them. 


February Screenings 

February 7th - Long Days Journey Into Night - Free 
College Of Lake County 

February 7th - 9th - Oscar Nominated Short Films 
Gorton Community Center 

February 21st - Once Upon A River - Free
College Of Lake County 
** Director Haroula Rose is planning on either attending, or doing a skype chat with us **

February 25th - Hoop Dreams 
Gorton Community Center 
This announcement is so fresh, I don't even have a link to give you for it, but The Gorton Center will be screening Hoop Dreams. Keep an eye on their website for more details. 

Please subscribe to this newsletter and share it with your friends. I hope you make it out to a screening, and I'll be back next month with another update. 


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