Film News: Midwest Film Festival’s Virtual ‘Best of the Midwest’ Awards on Jan. 14, 2021

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CHICAGO – Getting through Year 2020 intact would prove to be a major accomplishment for any monthly film festival, but the Midwest Film Festival (MFF) did it with both style and their trademark sense of a film community during a year where that was missing for so many. The Fest is going virtual and online for their BEST OF THE MIDWEST AWARDS on January 14th, 2021. 7-9pm. You’ll need a ticket for this spectacular event, click here for all the particulars, including General Admission and VIP levels.

The event includes awards for ten categories, and besides the usual (Actor, Actress, Director, Grand Prize for Film, etc.) there is the new Empowerment Award and Best Use of a Prop. All the nominees can be found by clicking the link above. Also included in the virtual night is the 2021 Fundraising Raffle, a one dollar ticket (of course, the more you tickets you buy the better your chances) could be your ticket to 12 incredible prizes, including a consultation with the Chicago Film Office, and prizes from Keslow Camera, IFA Chicago, Tony Scott Green and Camera Ambassador. Again, click the link for a full list of prizes and special packages.

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The Midwest Film Festival (formerly the Midwest Independent Film Festival) has been a part of Chicago’s film community for 15 years. At the beginning of 2020, it reinvented itself with new Executive Director, Erica Duffy (click here for an interview), the new name and a new outlook. After a launch in February of 2020, the MMF was undaunted by the pandemic situation, it brought the monthly Fest nights to Chi-Town Movies Drive-In.

The Midwest Film Festival Presents the Virtual and Online BEST OF THE MIDWEST AWARDS, from 7-9pm on Thursday, January 14th, 2021. For more information on The Midwest Film Festival, click here. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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