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2017 Study Abroad Film Festival Event

                 Study Abroad Film Festival Hosted by Kate Flannery.

Register to be part of the first ever IES Abroad Film Festival Event by October 30th!

Tickets $20

Hosted by Kate Flannery from The Office

Screening of Previous Finalist Films Begins at 6:30pm

Please consider a gift to support IES Abroad scholarships when you register.

Click Here For Student Priced Tickets.

We’re ecstatic to announce Kate Flannery, best known for her 9 seasons as Meredith on NBC's hit show, The Office, as the host for the first ever IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Festival event on November 1st!

Hosted at Chicago's renowned Museum of Contemporary Art, the fourth-annual IES Study Abroad Film Festival will roll-out the red carpet with Kate,  paving the way for an extraordinary night of study abroad film screenings, a meet-and-greet with student filmmakers, IES Abroad alumni, and our award-winning jurors.

Founded in 2014, the Study Abroad Film Festival is one of the first student-focused study abroad film festivals in the industry. Our Film Festival, until now, has been a solely online opportunity, for students to share their amazing stories from study abroad—both what the experience meant to them, and how it redefined their world. Last year the IES Abroad Film Festival carried an audience of 177 million through various online platforms! 


The finalists are selected based on jury rankings. You can read more about our jury, made up of highly-esteemed IES Abroad alumni and staff in the film industry here.


The finalist films will be made public for voting starting October 3rd-October 30th, where you'll have the opportunity to vote for who you think should take home the grand prize! 


The three student finalists will be invited to attend the Film Festival event at the MCA where we will screen each of their films. The grand prize winner will be announced in front of a live audience, and have a Q&A session along with the other two finalists.

We hope you join us on November 1st to celebrate and honor our talented student film-makers!


Student Finalist Awards Reception Sponsors

For Film Festival Sponsorship Opportunities please contact Jody Madler at [email protected].