Past Events

Patrick Lives On hosts fun and engaging mission-driven events that provide financial assistance through the Patrick Boswell Courage Award, established to encourage and reward Chicago area 8th grade students who resist violence.

Sponsor and donor opportunities available.

Thank you to everyone who came out to our 2023 Film Showcase and Fundraiser.

See Highlights from Past Events!

Our Talented and Generous Photographers & Videographers



  • KShack Video
  • Lori Allen Photo Designs
  • Sally Blood Headshots 
  • Sean Kennedy Photography
  • Framed Write Media 
  • Elizabeth Morris
  • KShack Video
  • Phillip Koch, Film Police 
  • Bayley Pokorny 
  • Gianna Aquilina 

First Annual NorthWest Illinois Film Festival

Celebrating NW Illinois Indie Filmmakers / August 26, 2020 / 8 p.m. to Midnight

Midway Drive-In Theatre

91 Palmyra Road, Sterling, IL 61081 / (847) 647 3124

Drive-In Opens at 7 PM

TICKETS REQUIRED – This is a FREE event but advance ticket registration is required. Contact: NW Illinois Film Office at for ticket registration.

​Northwest Illinois Film Festival will follow the appropriate public health and safety protocols, including wearing facial masks and social distancing.  See the Midway Drive-In Theatre COVID-19 Protocols at:

To learn more about the NW Illinois Film Festival CLICK HERE

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