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Judson's Imago Film Festival Announces Speakers 


(ELGIN, IL, January 25, 2011) The seventh annual Imago Film Festival will be held March 28-April 1, 2011, at Marjorie Hall Thulin Performance Hall on the Judson University campus in Elgin, Ill. The Imago Film Festival showcases faith-based indie film that emphasizes image and story.

This year’s film festival will screen original films and feature nationally known speakers. Speakers will include David Nixon, producer of the films Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Letters to God, and Jeffrey Overstreet, author of Through a Screen Darkly and former film editor for Christianity Today.

In addition to original short films, the following feature-length film will be screened and discussed by film critic J. Robert Parks: Where the Wild Things Are (based on the classic children’s book by Maurice Sendak and directed by Spike Jonze, the film explores the complexities of imagination with a poignancy designed for adult viewers).

Original films shown at the festival will be judged by a panel of local university film professors as well as other professionals in the field. The prizes for the winning films are as follows: Best of Show - $1,000; First Prize (1-15 min) - $250; First Prize (15-30 min) - $250; and Audience Choice Award - $100. An awards ceremony will be held on the final night of the festival featuring food, live music, a keynote speech, and screenings of all award winners.

Tickets for the festival are $5 for Monday through Thursday and $8 for Friday’s award ceremony; a full-event pass is $12. For Judson students and faculty, tickets are $2 for Monday through Thursday and $4 for Friday’s award ceremony; a full-event pass is $6. Events begin at 7 p.m. each night, excepting Friday (the awards ceremony night) at 6 p.m.

For detailed information about scheduled events, visit For specific questions, contact Terrence Wandtke (festival director) at

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