“Drifting” – Official Selection Elgin Short Film Festival

This year’s finalists are:

“Drifting” Directed by Joel Benjamin
The animated story about surviving on the middle of the ocean on an airplane wing.

“Race You to Russia” Directed by Brett Hays
This film was written by a 7th grader and is the story about how a clever boy beats a bully to a bogus destination.

“Journeyman” Directed by Leo Gilbert
An aging ex-NBA ball player must choose between extending a damaged career or giving up everything for his young son.

“FLOWERS” Directed by Sabina Sattar
A boy falls in love with a deaf and mute girl and has to find a way to communicate his feelings for her.

“The White Room” Directed by Tom Doherty
A powerful, emotional, psychological drama that follows a young man who wakes up trapped and confused in a mysterious room with no recollection as to how he came to be there.

These Top Five Films will be shown in the intimate 1,200-seat theater of The Hemmens Cultural Center on the evening of Saturday, September 27 at 7 PM.

Beginning at 6:15 PM the filmmakers and judges will walk and be interviewed on the red carpet before entering The Hemmens Cultural Center. There will also be pre-show entertainment. #downtownElgin #shortfilmfestival

Ticket info can be found here