Opening Night Party & Film Screening!
Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

Opening Night Party & Film Screening!

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Celebrate Opening Night of the very first AfterImage Film Festival at the Charlestowne 18 Cinema! Starting at 5:30pm, guests will be treated to an open bar and a selection of small bites courtesy of Batavia’s Verita Restaurant. A screening of the Opening Night film, "Maiden” will be presented following the party.

Special guest Dawn Riley will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A! One of the world’s top yacht racing pros, Dawn was the *only* American aboard the Maiden for the Whitbread Round the World Race.

All tickets are $30. Tickets available for purchase here.

About Maiden

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In the late 1980s, amateur British sailor Tracy Edwards decided she’d had enough of being dismissed and belittled as the only woman on the seafaring crews she’d participated in. Setting her sights on the upcoming Whitbread Round the World Race—a staggering 40,000-nautical-mile circumnavigation of the earth that few boats dared tackle—Tracy assembled the world’s first international all-female sailing crew and entered the competition. As they weathered not only life-threatening high seas but also a storm of sexism in the media, this inspiring group of women had to rely on their own pure resilience—and each other—to prove the naysayers and skeptics wrong. What they hadn’t quite expected, however, was how their expedition would come to signify so much more than just a race to the finish line.

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Sip & "See More"
Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Sip & "See More"

“See More” is the tagline for the AfterImage Film Festival and that’s exactly what we want you to do! Join us Saturday, September 14 at K. Hollis Jewelers in Batavia for another sneak peek at the 2019 AfterImage Film Festival line-up. You’ll be able to sip delicious wines, “see more” trailers and purchase festival tickets from our volunteers. Event begins at 5:00pm.

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Water Street Studios’ Live Art Series
Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

Water Street Studios’ Live Art Series

The June edition of Water Street Studios’ Live Art Series will feature an evening of films and film-related programming, courtesy of the new AfterImage Film Festival. It will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the gallery, 160 S. Water St. in Batavia.

After the cocktail hour, the program will commence with the unveiling of the official lineup for the 2019 AfterImage Film Festival. The lineup will include a diverse range of programming including films that premiered at major festivals such as Sundance, SXSW and the Toronto Film Festival, as well as films made by Chicago-area directors. Attendees will then be treated to a sneak preview of one of the short films that will be presented during the festival in September.

After a brief intermission, the evening will continue with a screening of “Contaminated Memories,” produced by Chicago-based Kartemquin Films (“Hoop Dreams,” “Minding the Gap”).

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Volunteer Meet-up!
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

Volunteer Meet-up!

At our first annual meet-up for new AfterImage Film Festival volunteers, learn about the various volunteer opportunities during the Festival and meet some of the AIFF staff. Learn how to sign up for shifts and some key dates to be ready for.

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