6PM – 2017 MWFF FILMMAKERS RECEPTION
Come meet the filmmakers and enjoy a night of celebrating our filmmakers! Visit our 2017 MWFF event page and save the date!
The evening of Saturday, August 26th will host the filmmakers reception at 6:00pm, where filmmakers and festival attendees can arrive and have their picture taken on the red carpet! This reception is a celebration of our area filmmakers and a great chance to discuss their works with the fest audience.
This reception will have bar service available as well as complimentary coffee and hors d’oeuvres!
7PM – 2017 MWFF REGIONAL FILMS SCREENING
9 short films from Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin filmmakers will screen during our most popular event of the fest, the Regional Films Screening. Come see this great mix of films by these filmmakers on Saturday, August 26th at 7pm.
NOTE: This screening is recommended only for ages 16 or older.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR THE REGIONAL FILMMAKER SCREENING
Directed by: Tyler Lennox Bush
The Orange Story
February 1942. President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, which authorizes the forced “relocation” of 120,000 ethnic Japanese from their homes and into incarceration camps throughout the U.S.
Koji Oshima is the proud owner of a small corner grocery store, but he must now abandon everything and report to an assembly center. His belongings, his business – everything must be sold or left behind, except what he can carry in one large duffel bag.
Up against a wall, Koji receives only one low-ball offer for his store, which he has no choice but to accept. The lone bright spot during this turmoil is the friendship Koji develops with a precocious nine-year-old girl. On the day of his departure, however, Koji is saddened to learn that even this friendship has been tainted by the larger forces of fear and wartime hysteria.
Directed by Michael Pottle
Only The Night
ELISE and MATTHEW, a married couple in their 30’s – 40’s, live in a pleasant but distant middle class home. Matthew’s been picking up extra work, making their lifestyle easier, but it has driven out the desire from their marriage. Elise feeling rejected dials up TONY, her lover, and the two head for a place where they can be alone. Written by Rockford, IL native Nicholas La Salla.
Iris and Finn are two sisters with a special affinity for hot dogs and sexy cartoon animals. Devastated by Iris’s recent diagnosis, the two are left to navigate their short time left together while looking to a childhood fantasy to brighten what future they have left. Their plans are cut short, however, when Iris suddenly takes a turn for the worst, leaving Finn to somehow recreate the light her sister has been so desperate to see.
2017 MWFF TICKET INFORMATION
Fest tickets can be purchased online below or at mosaicfilmfest.com/attend for $10 starting on July 9th.
These are all screening/all weekend VIP tickets. They will also be available on Friday, August 25th at the Nordlof Center box office during the event.
Single day tickets will be available at the box office on both Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th. They cost $5. Those tickets are only available on August 26th and 27th and are good for a full day of screenings on the day purchased.
For more information about the 2017 Mosaic World Film Festival as well as a list of all the films being featured visit mosaicfilmfest.com.