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Study Abroad Film Festival Event

A Night Celebrating our Student Filmmakers in Benefit of IES Abroad Scholarships

November 7, 2018
Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Hosted by Kate Flannery from The Office


Event Schedule

6 p.m. | Doors Open
6:30 p.m. | Screening of Past Film Festival Finalists' Films
7 p.m. | Film Festival Event - Showing of 2018 Finalists' films, Q&A with student filmmakers, and Grand Prize Winner award ceremony
8 p.m. | Student Finalist Awards Reception - Complimentary hors-d'oeuvres, and first drink free


*If you have questions about purchasing tickets, please email [email protected] or call 800.995.2300 and ask for Alumni Engagement.

About the Event & Our Festival

Founded in 2014, our Study Abroad Film Festival was the first student-focused study abroad film festival in the industry. Up until last year, our Festival was solely an 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. With the help of a celebrity host, thoughtful and creative student film-makers, and a beautiful art museum to spend the evening in, our first live Film Festival event on November 1, 2017 was an amazing success garnering over 100 million media impressions.

We are thrilled to announce that we'll be hosting our 2nd annual Film Festival event on November 7, 2018 — so mark your calendars and get your tickets now!

Once again we're ecstatic to share Kate Flannery, best known for her 9 seasons as Meredith on NBC's hit show The Office, as our host for the evening, and the Chicago's renowned Museum of Contemporary Art as the venue. Our 5th annual IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Festival is expected to be an extraordinary night of study abroad film screenings, complimented by a meet-and-greet with student filmmakers, IES Abroad alumni, and our award-winning jurors all in benefit of IES Abroad scholarships.

We hope you join us on November 7th, 2018 to celebrate and honor our talented student film-makers! RSVP on Facebook.

Thank You to Our 2018 Film Festival Sponsors

Become a Festival Sponsor

For Film Festival sponsorship opportunities, please fill out our Film Festival Sponsorship Form and email it to Jody Madler at [email protected].