Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Below is the list of films selected for CSFF 2017. Due the the number of submissions, not all films will be shown at the festival on March 17. However, each will be shown in the broadcast version of the festival which will be posted sometime in April.

These films are all nominees for Best Foreign Entry

His First Time (Dir. Angel Violet—Canada. Narrative Film)  
Journey (Dir. Radheya Jegatheva--Australia. Animation)
By My Side  (Dir. Zanyar Muhamadineko—Iran. Documentary) 
Butter  (Dir. Pijus Mańćiulskis—Lithuania. Narrative Film)

These films are all nominees for Best National Entry

From Dogs to Wolves (Dir. Azure Allen—South Carolina. Animation) 
Sewn Into the Stars  (Dir. Stephannie Moreno—California. Narrative Film) 
Annoiato (Dir. Ethan Paisley—California. Narrative Film) 
Fish Out of Water (Dir. Grace DoyleTexas. Narrative Film)
Oh Baby! (Dir. Gigi HarrisMissouri. Animation)
Stockholm (Dir. Garrett Althen—California. Narrative Film)
TRANSaction: Stepping Out of the Closet (Dir. Bridget Galaty—Colorado. Documentary

All films in this category are up for Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Performance, Audience Award and Best Film

The Thief of Time  (Dir. Raymond Liu—Rolling Meadows High School. Narrative Film.)
Egon Roberts (Dir. Nolan Whalen—Wheeling High School. Music Video) 
Everyday Hero: Debora Utley  (Dir. Kelly Helmer—Hersey High School. Documentary/Newscast.)  
Leo  (Dir. Ashley Allegretti—Elk Grove High School. Animation.)  
Undertow  (Dir. Matt Arkema—Glenbrook South High School. Narrative Film.)  
Flickering Dimensions (Dir. Ben Friedman—Nicolet High School. Narrative Film) 
Triggered (Dir. Jillian Setchell and Maeve Terranova—Elk Grove High School. Narrative Film.)
The Moral Dilemma (Dir. Jamie Gordon—Prospect High School. Narrative Film)  
Richardson Adventure Farm (Dir. Matthew Short—Hersey High School. Documentary/Newscast) 
Jonah Davenport: The Peak of Percussion (Dir. Clayton Horwitz—Glenbrook South High School. Narrative Film.) 
Phantom (Dir. Ben Jaeger—Elk Grove High School. Narrative Film)  
Stills (Dir. Rhegan Graham—Prospect High School. Narrative Film)

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