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Tickets on sale for annual film fest at GSU

Tickets are now available for the sixth annual Chicago Southland International Film Festival (CSIFF), presented by Governors State University, promising a cinematic celebration from April 4 to 6.

The festival will bring international shorts and local feature films to Chicago’s vibrant Southland in a three-day extravaganza of exceptional films, compelling storytelling, and unforgettable experiences told by artists who range from high school to professional filmmakers.

Highlights of CSIFF 2024 include:

Feature Film Showcase: Experience the locally produced film “Bike Vessel,” directed by the talented Eric D. Seals, alongside other films curated by CSIFF committee members.


International Short Film Competition: Witness the creativity of filmmakers from around the globe in five carefully selected program segments over three days, including a family-friendly program.

Joshua E. Young, co-founder at Chicago Southland International Film Festival, said the festival’s mission is to showcase the best in international and local filmmaking while fostering a sense of community and appreciation for the arts. “With each passing year, we aim to elevate the festival experience and provide a platform for filmmakers to share their stories with the world,” Young said.

CSIFF’s opening kick off event on Thursday, April 4, will allow guests to mingle and unwind with a full bar and hors d’oeuvres, setting the stage for an unforgettable weekend of film and celebration. On April 6, the festival will culminate with the CSIFF Awards Ceremony, a glamorous affair honoring the outstanding filmmakers and their remarkable talent. Attendees will have an opportunity to indulge in a full bar and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres as they toast to the success of the festival.

Young said tickets prices vary to meet every festival goer’s need with various passes and ticket options available, including single program tickets and VIP Festival passes granting all-access to all screenings and events, attendees can tailor their experience to suit their preferences.

Additionally, discounts are available for students, GovState employees, and veterans, ensuring accessibility for all film enthusiasts.

Visit Eventive ticketing site for purchases.

The Chicago Southland International Film Festival 2024 will be held at Governors State University in Lecture Hall F1622 on the east side of the campus. Parking is available in East Lot 3 for convenient access to the venue.

For more information and updates, visit www.govst.edu/csiff.

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