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Midwest Independent Film Festival - Best of the Midwest Awards Gala

  • The Promontory Chicago, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West, Chicago, Illinois United States (map)

It's time for the Best of the Midwest Awards and this year’s gala will be extra special-- and on a special night!

On Thursday, January 17th, we will be celebrating the finest in Midwest filmmaking as well an exceptional year and new era for the Midwest Independent Film Festival. The Best of the Midwest Awards will recognize the premier films and filmmakers featured throughout the 2018 season at the festival and recognized by your nominee votes!

A new tradition calls for a new venue. We’ll be holding the event at The Promontory in the heart of Hyde Park. The Promontory’s upstairs music venue is dedicated to celebrating the eras when spacious ballrooms and jumping jazz clubs made Chicago’s South Side the capital of American music.

“The Best of the Midwest Awards honors and spotlights not only the nominees and award recipients, but, in fact, shows the strength of the entire Midwest film community. We’re excited to have The Promontory as our partners in elevating the celebration this year, and are thrilled to have a partner so very aligned with our values of serving the entire creative community.” said Midwest Independent Film Festival Executive Director Amy Guth.

The soundtrack for the evening will be provided by very special musical guest, renowned DJ Ca$hEra, on the heels of her performance at this summer's North Coast Music Festival, and recent UK tour.

In addition to the awards ceremony itself, the evening will feature food, drinks and a special guest emcee.

Now through Dec 31, Early Bird tickets are $45. After January 1st tickets move to regular price of $60, and will be $75 at the door.

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