CUIFF Honored at Ebertfest
Ebertfest invited CUIFF to participate in Ebertfest's first ever Short Film Program. Ebertfest, which ran from April 19 - 22, 2023, at the historic Virginia Theater in downtown Champaign, featured Club Alli by filmmakers Julien and Justen Turner that was showcased at CUIFF’s inaugural festival last year. On Saturday, April 22, the Turner brothers and CUIFF’s founder and director, Max Libman, spoke at this premiere program.
Provided Free Student Tickets
To further its mission to educate the next generation of filmmakers and foster community engagement, CUIFF provided free tickets to students at the Boys & Girls Club, Jack and Jill, and Franklin STEAM Academy. The students attended the Ebertfest screening, listened to the Q&A, and had the opportunity to talk one-on-one with Julien and Justen after the event.