The 2010 Talking Pictures Festival invites independent filmmakers to submit their films to its second annual festival competition. Now in its second year, The 2010 Talking Pictures Festival draws audience members from the northern Chicago metro-area to this annual celebration of independent film from around the world. True to its name, screenings at The Talking Pictures Festival are often accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, guest speakers or community groups.

They are seeking films that are thought-provoking, moving, vibrant, authentic, artful and informative… and that have an independent point-of-view that stands out in an era dominated by commercial media. All genres, styles and lengths welcome. Cash awards for winning film entries.

“Early Bird” Deadline (lower entry fee): January 8, 2010

Regular Deadline: January 22, 2010

Entry form and more info at:

The inaugural 2009 Talking Pictures Festival received much press coverage and attracted 1,100 filmgoers over the course of a long weekend. Check out the 2009 fest schedule and award-winners on the fest website:

The Talking Pictures Festival is produced by Percolator Films, a non-profit film organization that also organizes the popular ten-year-old Reeltime film and discussion series.

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