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April 10, 2019 - April 13, 2019

Date/Time(s): Wed-Sat, April 10-13, 2019 – various times

Seating: General Admission

Festival Pass: $150.00/each
Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $5.00 (online & phone sales only)

Ebertfest Pass On-Sale Date: On Sale Now

Festival Pass 4-Pack:
Get a Pass 4-Pack here
Add’l per packet processing fees apply: $20.00 (online & phone sales only)


The College of Media at Illinois presents the 21st Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, Wednesday through Saturday, April 10-13, 2019 – at the historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign, IL.

Full Film Schedule & Special Guests Have Been Announced

Festival Passes allow access to all 12 (or more) screenings during the four-day event held every April inside the Virginia Theatre as well as related talks and panel discussions held at the Hyatt Place in Champaign and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. [Read the press release here]

A limited quantity of 1,000 passes will be made available for this year’s festival. Passes are $150.00 each, plus a $5.00 service charge (phone/online only). A special 15% discount is also available to festival-goers when they purchase a four-pack, priced at $510.00. Additionally, a small number of U of I Student Passes will be made available this year, priced at $100.00 each.

Passes can be purchased online or at the Virginia Theater Box Office (203 W. Park Ave., Champaign), or charge by phone at 217-356-9063.

Experience Ebertfest with these beautiful short documentaries, produced annually by Shatterglass Studios:

Roger Ebert’s Film Festival celebrates films, genres, and formats that have been overlooked by distributors, audiences, and/or critics. These include independent, international, and studio films that did not win wide audiences; overlooked formats such as 70mm; and overlooked genres such as documentaries and musicals. The festival screens one film at a time, so everyone sees the same films at the same time, promoting a strong sense of community among audience members, filmmakers, guests, students, and scholars. It was founded by Roger Ebert, an Urbana native, U of I journalism graduate, and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times.



Support Ebertfest
As well as pass and ticket sales, Roger Ebert’s Film Festival relies on generous gifts from donors and sponsors. Gifts of all sizes are vital to the festival and can be made as an option among the funding choices at The College of Media’s website:


For more formal sponsorship options, please visit the Ebertfest website:



April 10, 2019
April 13, 2019
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Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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