In 1999, Ebert began what has become an annual film festival at his alma mater, the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. The festival, which was originally called "Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival" is now just called "Ebertfest." While Ebert himself originally hosted the post-screening Q&As, the job has been given to a variety of people following Ebert's loss of voice.
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