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‘Upcoming International Film Festival on March 2nd’

The CU International Film Festival (“CUIFF”) is set to host its second annual festival on Saturday, March 2nd, in the evening at the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures in Urbana, Illinois. The festival aims to showcase short films from around the world that are entertaining, educational, and thought-provoking. The event will include a red-carpet gala and award presentations.

This year’s jurors include Gilbert documentarian Neil Berkeley, C.L. Cole, Department Head of Media & Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois, Sammer Saleh Jones, Director for Global Relations at the University of Illinois, Chicago Sun-Times film critic Richard Roeper, Crickett Rumley, founder and senior director of the New York Film Academy’s Film Festival Department, and Ty Stricker, writer and director at Creative Artists Agency.

While the official lineup for the festival has yet to be revealed, a sneak peek can be viewed in the embedded trailer. Max Libman, the founder of CUIFF and a senior in high school at Academy High, expresses excitement for the festival’s growth and the opportunity to enhance the overall experience for attendees. General admission tickets are free, with doors opening at 6 pm and the festival starting at 7 pm. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early for what promises to be a memorable night of food, film, and impactful stories.

For more information about the festival, visit CUIFF’s website at www.cuiff.org.

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