Every year, Roger and Chaz Ebert, in association with the University of Illinois College of Media, puts on a 5-day film festival in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, Roger's home town. The festival takes place in one location: The historic Virginia Theater in the heart of downtown Champaign and major filmmakers, stars, historians, critics and film-lovers from all over the world come to experience this annual celebration of film that includes films both old and new, hand-picked by Roger himself with the help of Chaz and festival director, Nate Kohn.
This documentary is a 12-minute retrospective of the 13th annual festival which took place from April 27th to May 1st, 2011. Some of the guests included world-wide star Tilda Swinton (I Am Love). Directors like Richard Linklater (Me and Orson Welles) and Norman Jewison (Only You) and the multi-talented writer/director/actor, Tim Blake Nelson (Leaves of Grass).
Directed and Edited by: Luke Boyce
Produced by: Brett Hays and the College of Media at Illinois
Camera Operators: Myles Beeson, Luke Boyce, Chris Lukeman and Ross Topol
Roger's Blog: blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/film-festivals/ebertfest-the-documentary.html
About the Film and Video Production Company:
Shatterglass Studios is a full service video production company and film production studio dedicated to producing high-quality, high-impact new media. Based in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, Shatterglass Studios is a creative agency of young filmmakers who pride themselves on understanding the intricacies of influential and meaningful new media, video production and film. We create television commercials, corporate branding videos, industrial videos, promotional videos and films.
You can see this video and find others we have done on: shatterglassstudios.com