Important Information:

What You Need To Know About the Festival


 Sorry, We Do Not Accept Film Submissions:

All films are selected from among the films Mr. Ebert sees in the normal course of his reviewing.† There is no submission process or mechanism for us to receive or review submissions.



  • Individual Tickets are $7 for each screening

  • A Festival Pass for all 12 screenings is $60

  • Festival passes go on sale December 1, 2002.† You can purchase passes from the Virginia Theatre 217/356-9053 or on-line through TicketWeb.

  • Individual Tickets will be available for purchase February 2003.

  • All screenings will take place at the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park, Champaign, IL



All panel discussions will take place at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green, Urbana, IL in the Pine Lounge, 1st Floor.



  • From the Virginia Theatre to the Illini Union go south (left) on State Street.† Turn left on Green Street, after Wright Street, the Union is on the right side.



  • Updated schedules and information will be posted on the Festivalís Web homepage:

  • Keep checking the Festival Website for more information on the festival and films that will screened.



  • Seating for each screening will begin approximately 30 minutes before each screening time.† Seating in general admission only.† NOTE: some seats will be reserved for special guests of the festival.† Please respect the designated areas.

  • Festival passholders may remain in the theatre between screenings.

  • Smoking is prohibited in the Virginia Theatre.



  • Posters, T-shirts, coffee mugs, and tote bags for the 5th Annual Roger Ebertís Overlooked Film Festival will be available for purchase at the Virginia Theatre in the East lobby.

  • Books by Roger Ebert will also be available for purchase at the Virginia Theatre in the East lobby.

purchase in the lobby of the Virginia Theatre.