TUESDAY, APRIL 11

JDIFF KICK-OFF

Help us Kick-Off the Festival!

•  View trailers of the Official Selections and Nominees

•  Hear about Special Guests and Panels

•  2017 Souvenir Poster and T-shirt revealed

•  50 / 50 drawing

•  Festival Schedule Information

•  Tickets and Passes available for purchase

•  Special Events Announced

•  Information on Family / Kids Day and Special Guests

 

Complimentary food & cash bar.

 

HOTEL JULIEN BALLROOM

Door opens at 6:30pm

 

FREE (donations welcome)

TUESDAY, APRIL 18

JDIFF SNEAK-A-PEEK

Sneak-a-Peek precedes the Julien International Film Festival,  which begins on Thursday, April 20.  Galena Center for the Arts, an official venue for the JDIFF,  is able to showcase films during Sneak-a-Peek that are related to interests of the Galena Community.

 

FILMS ANNOUNCED SOON!

 

Complimentary food & cash bar.

 

GALENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Galena, IL

Doors open at 6:30pm  |  Screening starts at 7:00pm

 

$8

FESTIVAL EVENTS

2017 Events

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

JDIFF SNEAK-A-PEEK

Sneak-a-Peek precedes the Julien International Film Festival.  Galena Center for the Arts, an official venue for JDIFF, is able to showcase films during Sneak-a-Peek that are related to interests of the Galena Community.

 

FILMS ANNOUNCED SOON!

 

Complimentary food & cash bar.

 

GALENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Galena, IL

Doors open at 6:30pm  |  Screening starts at 7:00pm

 

$8

THURSDAY, APRIL 20 (Opening night)

CELEBRATE CANADA

Watch 'The Land Between Rock and Gold', Filmmaker Q&A and After Party!

Opening film will be "The Land Between Rock and Gold",

followed by Q&A with the filmmakers and an after party at the Riverboat Lounge in the Hotel Julien!

 

FIVE FLAGS THEATER

Door opens at 6:30pm  |  Show starts at 7:30pm

 

AFTER PARTY @ RIVERBOAT LOUNGE

Starts at 9:30pm

 

$TBA

FRIDAY, APRIL 21

SILENT FILM SHOWCASE

LIVE music performed with "The Lodger"

When a landlady and her husband take in a new lodger, they're overjoyed: He's quiet, humble and pays a month's rent in advance. But his mysterious and suspicious behavior soon has them wondering if he's the killer terrorizing local blond girls. Their daughter, Daisy, a model, is far less concerned, her attraction obvious. Her police-detective boyfriend, in a pique of jealousy, seeks to uncover the lodger's true identity.

 

FIVE FLAGS THEATER

Door opens at 6:30pm  |  Show starts at 7:30pm

 

AFTER PARTY:

Drunk On Disney VIP Experience

Starts at 9:30pm

 

$25

Saturday, April 22

Awards Night & Party

Our biggest event, awarding over $60,000 in cash prizes for the best Features, Docs and Shorts screened at the Festival.

 

Join us for a night of celebration and music.

 

FIVE FLAGS THEATER

Door opens at 7:00pm  |  Show starts at 8:00pm

 

$25

 

After party immediately following the awards show.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

KID'S EVENT

Full access to the new Matter Creative space! Enjoy children's films, interactive activities and so much more!

 

MATTER CREATIVE, 210 Jones Street

12:00 - 4:30 pm

 

FREE!

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

CLOSING CEREMONIES

The party to wrap up the weekend!

 

Complimentary Food is provided by LMay.

 

5:30pm - 8:00pm

 

FREE!

Peter & Heather TINSMAN

Tim & Christine CONLON