A new Western Illinois film festival is garnering international attention, and organizers hope it serves as a springboard for future years. The Corn Fed Film Fest is scheduled to run April 13-15 in Macomb. It’s accepting submissions from students and budding directors through March 12. Festival co-founder Sue Scott says the heart of west-central Illinois, with no nearby interstate access, is the perfect location for a film festival.
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“Because of our location I don’t think we have a lot of access to film,” she says. “So we thought this would be a good opportunity to bring films to the community. I just think there’s a love of film period. We have enough talent and energy on the committee to make this happen, and I think… why not?”
Scott says the festival has so far received local contest submissions, films from around the country and even from England.