In our third year, we increased our selected films to 16 feature films and 59 short films. We also had four special screenings. We screened an advance screening of American Dreamz and we showed Chan-Wook Park’s Vengeance trilogy on consecutive midnights (we were the 2nd US screening of Lady Vengeance.
We also had a live band (The Blue Dahlia) perform a live score to Buster Keaton’s Seven Chances, and a mashup of film clips set to the music of The Flaming Lips’ album Zaireeka!
2006 was the first year we handed out awards. Instead of simply asking filmmakers to be on the jury, we assembled juries with one each from 5 different categories (filmmaker, critic, musician, film festivals, and fans)
Lake County Film Festival March 2-6 brings suburbs dozens of otherwise unavailable films – Reel Chicago – Feb 20, 2006