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Mission statement

The Midwest Film Festival is the nation's only film festival solely dedicated to the Midwest filmmaker, presenting audiences with regionally produced independent cinema throughout the year.
 
This well-established film festival sits proudly at the center of the creative production community in Chicago and the Midwest. We are dedicated to serving filmmakers and content creators by building diverse audiences, offering educational resources, and supporting inclusion to cultivate organic relationships.

The Midwest Film Festival is made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, which receives funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Board of Directors

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ERICA DUFFY

Executive Director

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will Meyers

Board President

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Jonathan Becker

Board Vice President

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Mia Wicklund

Secretary

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Neil Kocsis

Treasurer

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Michele Santiago

Board Member

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Stacey Evenson

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Scott-green

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staff

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Raul Benitez

Senior Programmer

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Carlos rogelio diaz

Event Coordinator

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Connor a. smith

Graphic Designer

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Operations Consultant

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harold dennis

Volunteer Coordinator

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Screeners

Raul Benitez
Zoey Hogan
Vanna W.
Ian Szetho
Ruth Kaufman
Theophilus Jamal
Jamie Black
Emily Perez
Adam Letavish

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