On behalf of the festival staff and volunteers, we’re very honored to have been voted the runner-up for Best Film Festival in the Chicago Reader‘s Best of Chicago 2012! As we enter into our third year at the Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival, we are pleased to present a strong program filled with incredible stories from around the world.
For example, The Hole (from South Korea) introduces us to a young man who hesitates to help a woman under attack and is haunted by his inaction to do the right thing. A group of activists bound by a limitless empathy towards mistreated animals show courage to complete a mission they have been preparing for months in the eye-opening French film, A.L.F. (Animal Liberation Front).
This year’s festival will also feature motion pictures made closer to home, such as Andrew Morris’s Red Balls - a fully improvised mockumentary that shows the face of Chicago’s roughest and most intense underground dodgeball league.
The 2012 Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival has nearly 30 films to offer, as well as an opportunity that most festivals can’t: the ability to see every film selected for competition. We only screen one film at a time to maximize the movie-going experience for our audience, as well as for the judging panel who will view each film for the first time with you. The Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival is unlike any festival out there and we’d like to invite you to come see why.
Join us on Tuesday, July 24 for the festival’s free opening night concert, featuring Chicago’s Band Called Catch. Official Selections will begin screening for audiences on Wednesday, July 25 and run through the evening of Saturday, July 28. On Sunday, July 29, join us for a delicious Awards Brunch where the festival staff and judges will present the winners of the 2012 Festival. See you there!