2020 LCFF

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Lake County Film Festival took place almost entirely in the virtual space.

All titles were available online from November 4 – 16. Two in-person screenings were held at The Gorton Center in Lake Forest, Illinois, but shortly before the festival, infection numbers rose, and they were limited to just 15 people each. Because we were unable to show the films in person, we live-streamed Q&A with the film participants at our YouTube and Facebook pages.

Virtually, we showed 23 feature films (11 narratives and 12 documentaries)

You can view the main web page for that year’s festival, our jurors, and the press release archive.

In total, we selected 11 narrative features, 12 documentary features and 21 programs of short films, which, combined with shorts before features, brought us to 92 short films.

The selected films, with screening links where available are below.

Narrative Features:

The Blackout

Death Of A Rockstar
Feelings To Tell (Gui Qu Lai Xi)
Love Is Not Love
Molto Bella (Now titled A Chance Enounted)
Seven Short Films About (Our) Marriage
Una Great Movie
Woman Of The Photographs

Documentary Features:

Bleeding Audio
Insert Coin
John Wayne Gacy: Defending A Monster
The Palindromists
Picture Character
Queen Of Lapa

Seasons Of Change On Henry’s Farm
Stories I Didn’t Know
Through The Cracks
We Don’t Deserve Dogs
Where She Lies

Short Films:

1, 2, 3, All Eyes On Me
A Handful Of Rust (d. Conor Chandler Simpson)
A Head Shorter (d. Sasha Sivan Bortnik)
A Million Eyes (d. Richard Raymond)
A Normal Girl (d. Aubree Bernier-Clarke)
Alina (d. Rami Kodeih)
All The Possibilities… (d. Marsha Gordon & Louis Cherry
American Ocelot (d. Ben Masters)
Anna (d. Dekel Berenson)
Ant (d .Mischa Meyer)
Avalanche (d. Heather Jack)
The Bee Farmers
Bend (d. Susan Misner)
Beyond Noh
BroDate (d. Hank Braxton)
Brooklyn Park (d. Nikola Duravcevic)
Bury Me At Taylor Hollow (d. Orion Pahl)
Call Center Blues
The Collector

Come F*ck My Robot
Congress Cares (d. Theodore Collatos)
Cool For Five Seconds
Danke, Aus! (And, Cut!) (d. Luca Amhofer)
Dear Bruh: A Baptism. A Eulogy. A Call to Action
The Doe (d. Jennifer Lumbroso)
Dwayne’s World
E.R. A.M.
Enter Through The Balcony
Everything’s Fine

Falling From Arms (d. Sean Patrick Leonard)
Feeling Through
Fortunate Country (d. Kristin Jordan Tripe & Julia Hinson)
The Gentle Art Of Violence (d. Andrew Przybytkowski)
The Ghosting Of Elise Montgomery
The Girl With The Rivet Gun (d. Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly)
GraceLand (d. Bonnie Discepolo)
The Hole Truth (d. Russell Friedenberg)
Honor Among Thieves (d. Justin Eugene Evans)
If Anything Happens I Love You
If These Are The Last Days Of My Life (d. Peony Yip)
In A Lifetime (d. Frantzy Moreau)
In Orbit (Katie McNeice)
In The Blood (Regina Banali)
Kachalka (d. Gar O’Rourke)
Kaksi Ruumista Ranalla (Two Bodies On A Beach) (Anna Paavilainen)
Kokokids Of Paris (Alexia Colette)
Life After Death (d. Noah Glenn)
Long Ride Home
Modern Whore
Moneybag Head
More Than He Knows

My Hero (Logan Jackson)
Nero (Jan-David Bolt)
Nicole (Brett Cramer)
Oh Deer (Richard C. Jones)
The Priest
Prologue (Justin Joseph Hall)
Reparations (d. Gregory G. Allen)
Run Free
The Seeker

Shapes & Sizes (Pamela Falkenberg & Jack Cochran)
La Sirena
Sloan Hearts Neckface (d. Justin Fair)
Son Of Sun (d. Anthony Short)
Sound (d. Tawan Bazemore)
Sundays At The Triple Nickel

Talk Outside (d. Austin Davidson)
The Speed Of Time

There’s Something In The Lake
They Grow Up So Fast

Tides (d. Andre Silva)
Tired Eyes (d. Ryan Martin Brown)
Together Till The End (d. Salvador Medina)
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Two Wizards, One Staff
Variables (d. Sabina Vajraca)
The Watchmaker
Waters Of March (d. Elizabeth Lewis)
We Are Free Because Of Harriet Tubman
Wichita (d. Sergine Dumais)
The World Is A Skatepark: Photographer J. Grant Brittain
You Wouldn’t Understand (d. Trish Harnetiaux)