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The 2019 Midwestern Waterways Film Festival will take place in Lockport, Illinois, a historic canal town located 25 miles southwest of Chicago. The Roxy Theatre, a newly renovated Art Deco themed venue, will host the multi-night event which will span from July to October.

Each evening of the festival will focus on a specific film genre. The categories are Drama, Comedy, Horror, Documentary, Sci-fy, and Animated. Film makers will have an opportunity to speak about their work and take questions after each their respected films are shown. Films will compete for a $500 prize that will be peer judged via voting by the evening’s attendees. The best of each category will be invited to show at the Best of Fest on October 5th to compete for a $1,000 first prize. The first prize winner will be chosen by a panel of judges.

Tickets to the event are $10 and will include appetizers and soft-drinks. Cash bar will be available.