MARCH 27-28, 2020
THE HISTORIC FOX THEATRE
The Rated Experience
A film festival… in Springfield? Believe it! Here’s what we’re about: Inspired by exceptional things found in unexpected places. Rated SGF celebrates films and artists that challenge our assumptions. Each screening seeks to create an authentic connection, blurring the boundary between storyteller and audience.
Watch and Wonder
Our film selection committee curates films that are not only beautiful, but also challenging and engaging. You are going to see something you’ve never seen before. Or recognize humanity in someone’s story you’ve never heard before. Or find common ground where you may not expect it.
“I love Rated SGF. The hospitality and reverence for movies make it exactly what a film festival should be: a celebration.”
Writer and Director of “Posers” (Rated SGF 2018)
Behind the Screen
As part of the Rated experience, key talent from selected films join us in Springfield for their screening and a Q&A after. This rare opportunity gets you close and personal with exceptional filmmakers. Last year, special guests included: David Lowery, Luka Kain, Brook Linder, and more.
Music. Art. Action.
Celebrating art is at the cornerstone of Rated SGF Film Festival. You will hear local musicians perform original songs inspired by each film. You will see movie posters and art inspired by the film made by local artists presented at the After Party and featured around downtown Springfield before the fest.
After the Credits Roll
The Rated SGF experience ends with the infamous after party at Hotel Vandivort. Enjoy live music and local food and drinks with friends, old and new. Mingle with the filmmakers and keep the conversation going with other film fans. You don’t want to miss our directors ceremony, where filmmakers receive the official Rated stamp on their locally designed posters.
This Year’s Films
PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE.
THE LAST SEANCE
2019 Rated SGF Schedule
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
3 P.M.: MUSIC VIDEO WORKSHOP WITH BROOK LINDER
4:30 P.M.: HOW TO MAKE A SCARY MOVIE FROM SCRATCH WORKSHOP WITH KEVIN ROTHLISBERGER
6 P.M.: RATED SGF PRE-PARTY
LIVE MUSIC: JIN J X
7 P.M. SCREENING: SHORT FILMS
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
11 A.M. SCREENING: “PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE.”
LIVE MUSIC: MOLLY HEALEY
2 P.M. SCREENING: “BISBEE ‘17”
LIVE MUSIC: JOE DILLSTROM
7 P.M. SCREENING: “AMERICAN ANIMALS”
LIVE MUSIC: MOOD RING CIRCUS
10 P.M.: OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY AT HOTEL VANDIVORT
This festival pass gets you access to every Rated SGF event, including four film screenings, four Q&A’s with a lead from the film, a killer After Party at Hotel Vandivort and the first 100 will get a swag bag filled with exceptional surprises.
Rewind. Yes, you heard right. The first 100 ticket holders receive a swag bag filled with merch, local goodies and more. Few of these are still available, so act fast!
25% promo code available to students upon request.