JUGGERNAUT: A Sci-fi + Fantasy Short Film Festival Returns to Music Box Theatre (with Special Guest - Gates McFadden from Star Trek:The Next Generation)

May 25, 2018

 

(Chicago)  Otherworld Theatre Company presents the 6th Annual Juggernaut Film Festival, a two-day event to celebrate Science Fiction and Fantasy short films from around the world. The Juggernaut Festival prides itself for bringing together the community- from cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, artists, and casual moviegoers alike- to encourage and support new and innovative stories in the cinematic arts. 

 

This year’s festival takes place Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd from 11:00 am - 5:30 pm each day with an after party June 2 and award ceremony held June 3.  The event will be held in Chicago’s historic 800 seat Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 and is curated by Otherworld Theatre founding artistic director, Tiffany Keane Schaefer. Awards will be presented to outstanding Filmmakers for categories including “Best Science Fiction”, “Best Fantasy”, “Best Female Filmmaker”, “Audience Favorite”, and the “Spirit Award”.  All proceeds from Juggernaut Film Festival go towards Otherworld Theatre’s mission of bringing Science Fiction and Fantasy entertainment to the Chicago community. 

 

 

Actress Gates McFadden, best known for her role as Beverly Crusher in the television and film franchise Star Trek: The Next Generation is scheduled to host. Other contributions to the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre include choreographing for Jim Henson, most notably Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. McFadden will also participate in a gala evening event with photo ops and autographs for VIP festival attendees.

 

VIP After Party on Saturday, June 2nd  at 7:00 pm  includes  photo ops and autographs with Gates McFadden will be hosted in Otherworld Theatre at their new theater location, 3914 N Clark Street in Chicago (VIP After Party purchase required).  Otherworld Theatre is the world’s first and only venue dedicated to live Science Fiction and Fantasy Performance.

 

After Party/Networking Event sponsored by Capital One on Sunday, June 3rd will be hosted hosted at Capital One Café from 5:45-7:30pm at 3435 N Southport in Chicago. Food and drinks are included and the event is free to all festival attendees (200 max, first come, first served).  

Juggernaut Film Festival host, Gates McFadden


Juggernaut Film festival received 400 submissions this year from 13 different countries around the world. The Juggernaut Festival will, for the first year, screen full length films in addition to short films; Science Fiction film Calliope (Joe Shaffer, writer/director, USA) and the Ukrainian Fantasy film Stronghold (Yury Kovaliov, writer/director, Sashko Dermansky, writer) For this year’s event, Juggernaut Festival received hundreds of submissions from filmmakers from twenty countries around the world. The full 2018 Juggernaut Film festival film selection lineup can be viewed at  Juggernautfilmfestival.com.

 

“So many great stories by indie filmmakers get missed because there is no platform to showcase them- we are proud to put together this festival to celebrate these incredible filmmakers,” said Juggernaut festival curator Tiffany Keane Schaefer.                          

 

Full Weekend Pass - $75, $80 (May 15), $85 (Door): Ticket includes a full weekend pass (Saturday and Sunday).

 

Saturday Only - $45, $50 (May 15), $55 (Door): Ticket includes a full day pass for Saturday only.

 

Sunday Only - $45, $50 (May 15), $55 (Door): Ticket includes a full day pass for Sunday only.

 

Full Weekend Pass + VIP After Party w/Filmmakers & Gates McFadden - $160, $175 (May 15), $190 (Door): Ticket includes full 2-day admission to the festival, and admission to the Saturday VIP After Party hosted by Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613 w/filmmakers and host, Gates McFadden. After Party admission includes food and drink.

Note: Get professionally  photographed with Gates McFadden (with up to 3 friends) and your photo autographed! Option available at checkout.  VIP After Party purchase required.

 

Saturday Only + VIP After Party w/Filmmakers & Gates McFadden hosted by Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613 ($125, $135 (May 15), $145 (Door): Ticket includes Saturday admission to the festival, and admission to the Saturday VIP After Party w/filmmakers and host, Gates McFadden. After Party admission includes food and drink. Note: Get professionally photographed with Gates McFadden and your photo autographed! Option available at checkout. VIP After Party purchase required.
 

Individual Film Block - $20 (Door Only): This ticket is available for purchase at the door the day of the event and grants access to one block of films. Full schedule to be released shortly.

 

Talkback with select filmmakers at 4:25pm on Sunday, June 3rd at The Music Box.. 

 

Awards Ceremony will take place at the conclusion of the festival on Sunday, June 3rd (Approx. 4:50pm) at The Music Box.  Awards will be presented to outstanding Filmmakers for categories including “Best Science Fiction”, “Best Fantasy”, “Best Female Filmmaker”, “Audience  Favorite”, and the “Spirit Award”


Sunday After Party/Networking Event sponsored by Capital One will be hosted hosted at Capital One Café from 5:45-7:30pm at 3435 N Southport in Chicago. Food and drinks are included and the event is free to all festival attendees (200 max, first come, first served).

 

 

Juggernaut Film Festival

Celebrity Host:  Gates McFadden

Curated  By: Tiffany Keane Schaefer  

Festival Lineup: available now at  Juggernautfilmfestival.com

Location: Music Box Theatre,  3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613  

Festival Run: June 2–3, 2018; Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm each day          

Tickets: On sale now at Juggernautfilmfestival.com. All passes (except for the Individual Film Block) include in and out privileges.

 

 

About Otherworld Theatre

 

Otherworld Theatre Company, a non-profit arts organization, was founded in June 2012 with the mission to bring a theatrical experience to the science fiction and fantasy genre. Our work celebrates the depth of human imagination by engaging our patrons with high quality storytelling. Otherworld Theatre also curates events to create dialogue between patrons and artists, furthering our connection to the Chicago community.
 

Visit the Otherworld virtually at OtherworldTheatre.org and on Twitter (@OtherworldThtre), Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

 

 

 

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