2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16


"Animals" tells the story of Bobbie and Jude, a young couple living in their broken-down car parked alongside Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. Their days are a continuous ritual of theft and scoring until they must confront the difficult truth of their relationship after one of them is hospitalized.

Director: Collin Schiffli

Executive Producer: Victor Morgenstern, Jennifer Grace Farmer

Producer: Chris Smith, Mary Pat Bentel

Screenwriter: David Dastmalchian

Cinematographer: Larkin Donley

Editor: Amanda Griffin

Production Designer: Caity Birmingham

Sound Designer: Casey Genton

Music: Ian Hultquist

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Amanda Pflieger, Art Director: Evelyn Leigh, Costume Designer: Kelsey Ettman, Makeup & Hair: Amber Talarico, Music Supervision: Patrick Belton

Principal Cast: David Dastmalchian, Kim Shaw, John Heard, John Hoogenakker


Born and raised in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Collin Schiffli developed a passion for the fine arts and storytelling at a young age. He graduated with a BA in Film from Columbia College Chicago & currently works in Los Angeles. His short films, SHORTCAKE and MERMAID, received distribution after premiering at Hollyshorts Film Fest.

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Mary Pat Bentel


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