MWFF 2019 Schedule

Our 12th annual event will be held on September 13th, 14th, and 15th. Tickets are available on our EventBrite page.

11am – 1pm
Short Film Screening
US and World Narrative and Documentary Films: Session #1
(All Ages)

Antigonish (Narrative/Student – USA)
Ascent (Documentary/Student – USA)
Beautiful Rainbow (Documentary – USA)
Greenkeeper (Narrative – Germany)
Halloween (Narrative/Student – USA)
Jay (Narrative/Student – USA)
Kwabena (Documentary – USA/Ghana)
Photos in the Rain (Documentary/Student – USA)
Thoub (Narrative – UAE)
Wavy Tales (Documentary/Student – Netherlands)
Way Back (Narrative – South Africa)
You Got Everything, Honey (Documentary/Student – USA)
Zero Gravity (Narrative – Germany)

2pm – 4pm
Short Film Screening
US and World Experimental Films and Music Videos
(Ages 16+)

And Then You Find Yourself In the Ground (Experimental – USA)
Apple-tree Flower (Music Video – Poland)
The Arctic (Experimental – China)
Awareness (Experimental – Finland)
Boots at the Door (Music Video – USA)
Fool (Music Video/Student – USA)
I Love You, I’m Sorry (Experimental/Student – USA)
Impermanence (Experimental – Australia)
In an Empty Wood (Experimental/Student – USA)
It’s Never Too Soon (Experimental – USA)
Italy (Music Video – Austria)
Monk (Experimental – China)
Positive (Experimental – France)
Rains (Music Video/Student – Russia)
Strange Love (Music Video – USA)
The Stream IX (Experimental – Japan)
War Love (Music Video – USA)

Spotlight Film and Opening Night Reception

Welcome and Opening Remarks
2019 MWFF Award Winners announced

Spotlight Film screening

“American Mirror: Intimations of Immortality” (Documentary/Experimental – USA)
(Ages 16+)

Q and A with area artists about this year’s spotlight film


11am – 1pm
Short Film Screening
US and World Animated Film and Music Videos
(Ages 16+)

Balance (Animation/Student – Singapore)
Bruised (Animation/Student – USA)
The Cherry Brothers (Animation – Canada)
Concert of the Fire (Animation – Russia)
Cranberry Pearls (Animation/Music Video – UK)
Elevator Hitch (Animation/Student – USA)
Giant Bear (Animation – Canada)
Goodnight, Chumbly! (Animation/Student – USA)
Gryphon Animo (Animation – USA/Spain)
Idle, Torrent (Animation – USA)
Kim (Animation/Student – USA)
My Trip to Japan (Animation – Argentina)
Paraguaya Park (Animation/Music Video – Argentina)
The Queen of the South Sea (Animation – Singapore)
Running in Circles (Animation/Music Video/Student – UK)
Son of the Morning (Animation/Music Video – UK)
Spice Frontier (Animation – USA)
Supervielle (Animation/Music Video – Argentina)
Synchronicity (Animation/Student – UK)
The Way (Animation/Experimental – Norway)

2 – 4pm
Short Film Screening
US and World Narrative and Documentary Films: Session #2
(Ages 16+)

Bráška (Narrative/Student – USA/Czech Republic)
Home (Documentary – Greenland)
The Imperfect Machine (Documentary – USA)
It’s Not Funny (Narrative/Student – USA)
Landslide (Documentary/Student – Serbia)
Lavender (Narrative/Student – Australia)
Lost Brothers (Narrative/Student – UK)
One Day Till Tomorrow (Narrative/Student – USA)
Rimborso Spese (Narrative – Italy)
Tight Spot (Narrative/Student – Switzerland)
The Voicemail (Narrative – USA)
Watching Them All (Narrative/Student – USA)

2019 Filmmakers Reception

Short Film Screening
Regional Filmmakers Screening and Q and A
(Ages 16+)

Breathing Above the Treeline (Narrative – Chicago, IL)
Commutare All’Inferno (Experimental/Student – Chicago, IL)
Feet (Narrative/Student – Evanston, IL)
The Form (Experimental/Student – Chicago, IL)
F*cked Up Point Blank (Experimental – Chicago, IL)
Georgia (Music Video/Student – Chicago, IL)
My Friend Ingrid (Documentary – Machesney Park, IL)
Roots Grow Together (Experimental – Chicago, IL)
Wham (Narrative – Chicago, IL)

9am – 10:20am
“Koi” (Documentary feature film – ITALY)
(Ages 16+)

11am – 12:35pm
“Flying Cars” (Comedy feature film – USA)
(Ages 16+)

1pm – 2:20pm
“Three Women” (Documentary feature film – USA)
(All Ages)

Penny Marshall Event “A League of Their Own” Reception

Light hors d’oeuvres and bar service by District Bar and Grill

4pm – 6:30pm
“A League of Their Own” (Drama/Comedy feature film – USA, 1992)**
An all ages free film screening in honor of Penny Marshall and the 2019 Penny Marshall Celebration in Rockford, IL. **First-come, first seated. Free tickets can be received in advance at our EventBrite page to guarantee admittance. A walk-up line will be created the day of the event in the case of a sellout.

We hope to see you at the #2019MWFF!