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When Movies Were Silent: Teens Compete in the Student Silent Film Festival

Presented by Student Silent Film Festival at Tivoli Theatre, Downers Grove IL

Jan 25 2023
When Movies Were Silent: Teens Compete in the Student Silent Film Festival

The Student Silent Film Festival (SSFF) is a film competition in which students from eleven high schools created original motion pictures. Unlike other film competitions, however, the movies submitted will tell their stories in visual terms without the aid of voices or sound effects.

“This festival is a celebration of the art of silent cinema as well as a unique educational opportunity for contemporary young moviemakers,” said Ed Newmann of Hinsdale, one of three founders of the event.

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Advance tickets are $18 and can be ordered here. Same day tickets are $25 at the door.

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Tivoli Theatre

5021 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515


Downtown Downers Grove offers many FREE parking options to accommodate our customers. On-street parking at different hourly increments (15 min - 4 hr). Parking garage has free 4-hour parking on the first floor. All levels of the parking garage are free after 3 p.m. Monday - Friday & all day on weekends and holidays Commuter lots are free after 11 a.m. on weekdays & all day on weekends.


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