INDIE INCUBATOR XI- A Festival of Chicago’s Best Short Films (11/30/10)

Short films will fill the 10 foot screen and all the plasmas in the popular night spot, The Original Mother’s, for the eleventh incarnation of Indie Incubator Film Fest on Tuesday, November 30, 2010. There isn’t a bad seat in the house, and management even breaks out the couches and free popcorn, too. These shorts are anywhere from 30 seconds to 20 minutes in length, and genres run the gamut from comedy to horror, with everything in between. It is never boring, with energetic hosts and great films, the crowd is constantly entertained.

Now in its fifth year, Indie Incubator has gained credibility, momentum and a distinct voice in the Chicago area independent film scene. The fest has prided itself as the best alternate venue outside of the traditional festival circuit for local filmmakers work to get shown and get noticed. They have yet to charge a single film maker ANY submission fee! “Submission fees are a racket,” says Matt Kubinski, creator of the fest. “Why should independent filmmakers be charged just to submit their film for the possibility of being shown at these fests? Don’t films already cost enough to make?”

Every filmmaker will take home something, but the big award for ‘Best of Fest’ is decided by the judge’s panel. The panel consists of working professionals in the Chicago film community. Past judges have included Kathy Byrne from the City of Chicago’s Film Office, Eddie Griffin Producer of Image Union and Ryan “The Movie Guy” Jagiello of

The Original Mother’s is located at 26 West Division Street in Chicago. Doors will open at 8:00pm. There will be at least 2 hours of running time with short intermissions throughout. Admission is FREE. $5 PBR Tallboys and $5 Jameson will be the featured specials. Attendees must be 21 and over.

The show is hosted by award winning comic book creators and filmmakers, Matt Kubinski and Charles Klein, with a post party to follow for the rest of the night. Film list is not final and Mr. Kubinski and Mr. Klein have been known to take last minute entries that are especially good.

SUBMIT A FILM! Filmmakers who would like to enter a film, please contact Trailers and music videos are also accepted. For more information about the Indie Incubator Film Fest please visit, Facebook or @IndieIncubator on Twitter.

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