Roger Ebert’s Film Festival
Champaign, Illinois (Pop. 81,055)
April 25-29, 2012
Roger Ebert’s film festival, originally “Ebert’s Overlooked Festival,” showcases some of the films the celeb critic argues deserve a second chance or didn’t receive attention in the first place. With no awards, no submissions and no competition, this 12-film festival is brief and to the point. Each year a 70mm film and silent film are also shown, both forms Ebert feels are overlooked. The festival is a reminder that great films often need to be sought out.
When to submit: By invitation only
More info: ebertfest.com