The Insect Fear Film Festival!
Scaring the general public with horrific films and horrific filmmaking since 1984

Join EGSA and the UIUC Department of Entomology for our annual film festival.  Held every spring, this festival is an opportunity to see movies focused on insects, interact with the insects in our petting zoo, and dispel some fears of these incredible, fascinating creatures!  While you wait for IFFF 2018, check out the gallery of IFFF t-shirts that have been made for this event for the last 34 years.


The 2017 theme was ….

Paul Hertzberg: Class of 1971

Stay tuned to discover what’s to come in 2018!
Admission is free

IFFF is held in every year in February in Foellinger Auditorium (UIUC Campus)
Find more information about the 34th IFFF on Facebook or Twitter.
@InsectFilmFest #IFFF34
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/IFFFatUofI

Check out this year’s shirt design!

Download the Pre-Order Form Here

Youth, women’s and adult sized shirts will be available in both designs. Long-sleeved shirts in adult sizes will also be available.

Contact Rachel at rskinn2@illinois.edu if you would like to order shirt(s) but will not be
attending IFFF.


IFFF Art Contest:

For many years, we have held an Insect Art Contest in conjunction with the Insect Fear Film Festival. The art contest is organized and presented by graduate students and judged by volunteers from campus and the community, but participation by teachers and students truly makes the art contest a success. In the past, we have solicited entries from art teachers in area schools, but we think that participation in the Insect Art Contest can extend beyond art classes. Any student in the community is welcome to enter.

Click Here To View the Winners of the 2017 Art Contest
Thank you for all the wonderful submissions!

For more information about the Insect Art Contest, contact
Nick Anderson (nlndrsn2 (at) illinois.edu) and Josh Gibson (jcgibso2 (at) illinois.edu).

IFFF History:

Click here for a history of the IFFF.
Click here for a listing of features shown at previous festivals.