Juggernaut Film Festival Returns to Chicago June 2 & 3 with STAR TREK’s Gates McFadden

Juggernaut Film Festival Returns to Chicago June 2 & 3 with STAR TREK’s Gates McFadden
29 May

Juggernaut Film Festival Returns to Chicago June 2 & 3 with STAR TREK's Gates McFadden

Otherworld Theatre Company presents the 6th Annual Juggernaut Film Festival, a two-day event to celebrate Science Fiction and Fantasy short films from around the world. The Juggernaut Festival prides itself for bringing together the community- from cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, artists, and casual moviegoers alike- to encourage and support new and innovative stories in the cinematic arts.

This year’s festival takes place Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd from 11:00 am – 5:30 pm each day with an after party June 2 and award ceremony held June 3. The event will be held in Chicago’s historic 800 seat Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 and is curated by Otherworld Theatre founding artistic director, Tiffany Keane Schaefer. Awards will be presented to outstanding Filmmakers for categories including “Best Science Fiction”, “Best Fantasy”, “Best Female Filmmaker”, “Audience Favorite”, and the “Spirit Award”. All proceeds from Juggernaut Film Festival go towards Otherworld Theatre’s mission of bringing Science Fiction and Fantasy entertainment to the Chicago community.

Actress Gates McFadden, best known for her role as Beverly Crusher in the television and film franchise Star Trek: The Next Generation is scheduled to host. Other contributions to the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre include choreographing for Jim Henson, most notably Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. McFadden will also participate in a gala evening event with photo ops and autographs for VIP festival attendees.

VIP After PARTY ON Saturday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm includes photo ops and autographs with Gates McFadden will be hosted in Otherworld Theatre at their new theater location, 3914 N Clark Street in Chicago (VIP After Party purchase required). Otherworld Theatre is the world’s first and only venue dedicated to live Science Fiction and Fantasy Performance.

After Party/Networking Event sponsored by Capital One on Sunday, June 3rd will be hosted hosted at Capital One Café from 5:45-7:30pm at 3435 N Southport in Chicago. Food and drinks are included and the event is free to all festival attendees (200 max, first come, first served).

Juggernaut Film festival received 400 submissions this year from 13 different countries around the world. The Juggernaut Festival will, for the first year, screen full length films in addition to short films; Science Fiction film Calliope (Joe Shaffer, writer/director, USA) and the Ukrainian Fantasy film Stronghold (Yury Kovaliov, writer/director, Sashko Dermansky, writer) For this year’s event, Juggernaut Festival received hundreds of submissions from filmmakers from twenty countries around the world. The full 2018 Juggernaut Film festival film selection lineup can be viewed at



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