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Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival at Chicago Filmmakers July 15-21

Last updated: July 12, 2022

The 12th Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival (BWiFF) will be held at Chicago Filmmakers, 1326 W. Hollywood Avenue in Chicago, from July 15-21. The festival will exhibit nightly screenings of official selections beginning at 7:00pm, plus matinees on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 at 3:00pm.

The 2022 festival will exhibit ten feature films and twenty-one short films. Of the thirty-one official selections, the festival will present sixteen short narratives, eight feature narratives, two feature documentaries, three short documentaries, and two music videos.

“Congratulations to all of the 2022 Official Selections,” said Festival Operations Director Jonathan C. Legat following the official selections announcement. “We look forward to screening your films at our 12th annual festival.”

2022 Feature Film Official Selections

  • 2020: A Comedy Special (United States), dir. Joe Kaiser
  • The Eternal Flame (Israel), dir. Ranni Midyan
  • A Handful of Water (Germany), dir. Jakob Zapf
  • Him & Her (United States), dir. Ice Mrozek
  • Last Chance Charlene (United States), dir. Tony Gapastione
  • The Mother, the Son, the Rat, and the Gun (United Kingdom), dir. Philip Larsen
  • NIJARI 니자리 (Republic of Korea), dir. Hong Sang Jin
  • Roman Candle (United States), dir. Joe Blank
  • Sweet Disaster (Germany), dir. Laura Lehmus
  • The Ugly Truth (Germany), dir. Krishna Ashu Bhati
A Handful of Water set to screen at BWIFF this weekend

2022 Short Film Official Selections

  • Baba (Australia), dir. Firass Dirani
  • Beneath Us (Canada), dir. Fasial Lutchmedial
  • Black Action Figures (United States), dir. Dave Steck
  • Broken Dolls (United States), dir. Adam Andrew Holguin
  • cheKmate (United States), dir. Carlos Garcia, Jr.
  • Come On Time (United Kingdom), dir. Chris Vernon
  • Corsair (United States), dir. George Cederquist
  • Do No Harm (United Kingdom), dir. Douglas King
  • Eureka (United States), dir. Miida Chu
  • Family First (United States), dir. Jared Leighton
  • Fireflies (United States), dir. David Perkins, Elijah Durnell
  • Goodbye Janet (United States), dir. Will Schneider
  • High Ceilings (United States), dir. Danilo Dayani
  • Home Along the Rails (United States), dir. Justin Leyba
  • House Sitters (United States), dir. Alexander Jeffery, Paul Petersen
  • The Little Drummer Boy (United States), dir. John Gray
  • Prisoner #1616 (United States), dir. Michael Fodera
  • Stairs (United States), dir. Jeph Porter
  • The Phoenix (United States), dir. Regina Pigsley
  • There’s Something in the Silence (United States), dir. Mike Castro
  • We The Fishes (Sweden), dir. Rouzbeh Noori
Nijari set to screen at BWIFF this weekend

Tickets for each evening session are $15 and will showcase a collection of short films followed by a feature narrative or documentary. Matinee tickets are $8 and consist of one narrative feature. A virtual experience is also available this year including most official selection titles for those unable to attend in person.

The festival’s digital program guide is now available through the BWiFF mobile app. To download the app, visit app.bwiff.com or search “BWiFF” using Google Play on android devices and the App Store on iOS. The guide contains the complete schedule, trailers of official selections, director biographies, and interactive elements for attendees.

For more information about the Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival and to purchase tickets, visit bwiff.com.

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