Every year, Roger and Chaz Ebert, in association with the University of Illinois College of Media, put on a 5-day film festival in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, Roger's home town. The festival takes place at the historic Virginia Theater in the heart of downtown Champaign. Major filmmakers, stars, historians, critics and film-lovers from all over the world come to experience this annual celebration 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 10-minute retrospective of the 14th annual festival which took place from April 25th to April 29th, 2012. Some of the guests included Oscar-nominated actor, Michael Shannon (TAKE SHELTER). Directors like Alrick Brown (KINYARWANDA) and Robert Siegel (BIG FAN) and legendary cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt (JOE VERSUS THE VOLCANO).
Directed and Edited by: Luke Boyce
Produced by: Brett Hays and the College of Media at Illinois
Camera Operators: Myles Beeson, Micah Boyce, Dusten Jenkins, Chris Lukeman, Tim Meyers and Cameron Yergler. With additional assistance from Jordan Mosley, Ryan Rogers and Joanna Mirowska.
"How vividly and with what liveliness this documentary captures the essence of Ebertfest--its real people, warm audiences, and enthusiastic honorees. It helps explain why people love to attend."
American journalist, film critic and screenwriter
A link to Ebertfest 2011: shatterglassstudios.com/portfolio-item/ebertfest-2011/
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.
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