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Shorts-A-Palooza Showcases IL Talent, Location

The fourth annual Shorts-a-Palooza film festival takes place on Wednesday, April 24, at Morrison Tech in Morrison, Illinois. Hosted by the Northwest Illinois Film Office, the celebration highlights a stunning variety of work connected to the upper-left hand corner of the state.

Select film styles will span a range including animation, comedy, documentary and horror. 

EVERYTHING BUT A DESERT
Besides showcasing area talent, Shorts-a-Palooza is a testament to the scenery of the Illinois region extending west from the Mississippi River and south to Interstate 80. According to Whiteside County Economic Development Director Gary Camarano, who founded Shorts-a-Palooza in 2017, the visuals of Northwest Illinois range from urban landscapes and scenic farmland to rolling hills and covered bridges. Or, as he likes to put it, “everything but a dessert.”

Northwest Illinois also boasts an abundance of urban locations including the Quad Cities, where Illinois towns Rock Island and Moline are right next to Iowa’s Bettendorf and Davenport on the Mississippi River. Together, the towns form a region that nearly half a million residents call home.

Notable recent productions in the area include Bettendorf Talks, a workplace comedy series that enjoyed its world premiere at the South By Southwest Festival (SXSW).

For tickets and more information about Shorts-A-Palooza, click here.

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