Nordlof Center hosts 2015 Mosaic World Film Festival

Staff Report

The 2015 Mosaic World Film Festival (MWFF) has announced its lineup of 79 short films and four feature films.

The selections were selected from 484 submissions from 53 countries around the world.

The 2015 program includes shorts from 21 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

“This is by far the biggest year of submissions we’ve ever had leading into the Mosaic World Film Fest,” said Jerry LaBuy, Director and programmer for the MWFF. “Filmmakers from the US and around the world make some terrific work and we are excited to screen some of the best of them right here in Rockford, IL.”

The 8th annual Mosaic World Film Festival will take place August 28-30 at the Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main St.

The feature films will all be screened on August 28, which is called ‘Feature Friday.’

The evening of August 28 will be the opening night premiere event, which includes the ‘Spotlight Feature’ screening and announcement of award winners for the entire 2015 MWFF.

All of the short films will be presented in six combined programs on August 29 and 30 with those programs being made up of narrative, animated, music video, experimental and documentary films.

The Saturday evening program on August 29 will be the ‘Regional Filmmakers’ program featuring short films by filmmakers from the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin areas.

All advance online purchase tickets are full festival passes and will allow access to any of the screening programs for the entire weekend.

Tickets can be purchased online at for $10.

Advance tickets will also be available on Friday, August 28 at the Nordlof Center box office during the event.

Single day tickets are only available at the box office and cost $5.

These tickets are available on August 29 and 30 and are good for a full day of screenings on the day purchased.

For more information about the 2015 Mosaic World Film Festival as well as a list of all the films being featured visit

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