Archive of 2010 EVFF site

Silent Film & Illinois

Current EVFF Home Page

Welcome to the Embarras Valley Film Festival (pronounced “Am-brah”) co-sponsored by Eastern Illinois University’s College of Arts & Humanities and the Coles County Arts Council. The EVFF is a yearly event honoring a person or theme relevant to the Embarras Valley, which encompasses much of East Central Illinois.

Silent Film & Illinois




Doudna Fine Arts Center
One block west of Ninth Street at Garfield Avenue on the EIU campus in Charleston, Ill.

Tarble Arts Center
South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue on the campus of EIU campus in Charleston, Ill.

Charleston Carnegie Public LibrarY
712 6th St, Charleston, IL 61920.


In 2004, the Gregg Toland Day Festival was held in Charleston. It provided the catalyst that became the EVFF. The link below provides information about past events and honorees.

Past Festivals