The Best of the Midwest Awards or “BMAs” recognize the premier films and filmmakers featured during this year's Midwest Independent Film Festival The capacity crowd of nominees, filmmakers and filmlovers was hosted by the award-winning Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 West Hubbard, on Tuesday, December 6th. Presenters included EMPIRE’s acclaimed music producer Wiz Gamb, CHICAGO FIRE star Christian Stolte and Kartemquin Films Executive Director Betsy Steinberg.

Who won this year?

Midwest Advertising Community Shorts Night

The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) Midwest and The Midwest Independent Film Festival will present the 2016 Advertising Community Shorts Program this fall and we want your "non-work work" (the films you make when you're not making commercials) to be a part of it! BE SURE TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM(S) NO LATER THAN JULY 31st!

Chicago Premiere of Beaver Trilogy Part 4

First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival will present the Chicago Premiere of the Sundance, HotDocs and critics pick BEAVER TRILOGY PART IV on Tuesday, April 5th at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, with festivities beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday Night Live great Bill Hader, Sean Penn and Crispin Glover are just a few of the surprises this critics' pick has to offer. Director Brad Besser will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion.