Columbia College Chicago Theatre Dept. Alums Present Annual ‘Juggernaut’ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Fest April 19-21

Otherworld Theatre, a company founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents its 10th annual Juggernaut Film Festival April 19 through 21. This weekend event celebrating science fiction and fantasy films and filmmakers from around the world will take place at Otherworld’s storefront location, 3914 N. Clark, Chicago. More than 90 short and feature-length films from 23 countries around the world will be screened. For tickets, click here.

Tiffany Keane Schaefer

“Science fiction and fantasy are fascinating genres, in that any other genre fits under those banners,” says Otherworld’s artistic director and Juggernaut Film Festival programmer, Columbia College alum Tiffany Keane Schaefer ’12, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program. “For this 10th anniversary of Juggernaut, we’ve got musicals, dramas, comedies, romances, horror films, and more – all using the sci-fi or fantasy backdrop to tell these very human stories.” The full schedule of Juggernaut Film Festival programming is available at

Tiffany Keane Schaefer (left) with “Star Trek: The Next Generation” star Gates McFadden, celebrity host of Otherworld’s 2018 Juggernaut festival. (Photo: Steven Townshend)

Schaefer founded Otherworld Theatre Company in 2012 to bring a theatrical experience to the science fiction and fantasy genre. Otherworld stages original works in its pay-what-you-can Chicago venue, presents virtual programming online, and produces immersive live-action role playing events through its partner company, Moonrise Games.