The AfterImage Film Festival is an annual celebration of independent film held in the Fox Valley region of Illinois. Founded in 2018, AfterImage strives to present critically-acclaimed films to passionate audiences with the vision of becoming a premier Midwest film festival. The 1st annual AfterImage Film Festival will be held Sept. 26 – 29, 2019.

Founded in 2018, AfterImage was formed by the dedicated volunteers of the Geneva Film Festival. The first edition of the AfterImage Film Festival will include a wide range of programming that includes both feature length and shorts, narratives and documentaries, American independents and foreign language titles. It is the goal of the AfterImage Film Festival to present high-profile, critically-acclaimed films to passionate audiences.


A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.
— Billy Wilder, Filmmaker