Otherworld Theatre Company announced the 6th Annual Juggernaut Film Festival, a two-day event to celebrate Science Fiction and Fantasy short films from around the world. Juggernaut Festival prides itself for bringing together the community- from cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, artists, and casual moviegoers alike- to encourage and support new and innovative stories in the cinematic arts.
This year’s festival takes place Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd from 11:00 am - 5:30 pm each day with an after party on Saturday June 2. The event will be held in Chicago’s historic 800 seat Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 and is curated by Otherworld Theatre founding artistic director, Tiffany Keane Schaefer.
Actress Gates McFadden, best known for her role as Beverly Crusher in the television and film franchise Star Trek: The Next Generation is scheduled to host. McFadden will also participate in a gala evening event with photo ops and autographs for VIP festival attendees.
Juggernaut Festival will, for the first year, screen full length films in addition to short films. For this year’s event, Juggernaut Festival received hundreds of submissions from filmmakers from twenty countries around the world. Film selection lineup and hosts will be announced in March 2018. All proceeds from The Juggernaut Film Festival go towards Otherworld Theatre’s mission of bringing Science Fiction and Fantasy entertainment to the Chicago community.
“So many great stories by indie filmmakers get missed because there is no platform to showcase them- we are proud to put together this festival to celebrate these incredible filmmakers,” said Juggernaut festival curator Tiffany keane Schaefer.
A gala party will take place at 5:30 pm on Saturday, June 2nd to include photo ops and autographs with Gates McFadden for VIP festival attendees. At the end of Juggernaut Festival, awards will be presented to outstanding Filmmakers for categories including “Best Science Fiction”, “Best Fantasy”, “Audience Favorite”, and the “Spirit Award”.
Title: Juggernaut Film Festival
Celebrity Host: Gates McFadden
Curated By: Tiffany Keane Schaefer
Festival Lineup: available soon at OtherworldTheatre.org/Juggernaut-Film-Festival
Location: Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Festival Run: June 2–3, 2018; Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm each day
Tickets: On sale soon at OtherworldTheatre.org/Juggernaut-Film-Festival
About Otherworld Theatre
Otherworld Theatre Company, a non-profit arts organization, was founded in June 2012 with the mission to bring a theatrical experience to the science fiction and fantasy genre. Our work celebrates the depth of human imagination by engaging our patrons with high quality storytelling. Otherworld Theatre also curates events to create dialogue between patrons and artists, furthering our connection to the Chicago community.
Visit the Otherworld virtually at OtherworldTheatre.org and on Twitter (@OtherworldThtre), Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.
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