Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Insect Fear Film Festival has been held annually at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1984. Its format has generally consisted of two or three feature-length films alternating with animated or live-action shorts that illustrate various aspects of insect biology. The film festival's founder, entomology professor May Berenbaum, conceived the idea as a graduate student at Cornell University, where it was deemed undignified. Berenbaum was able to execute the project after joining the University of Illinois faculty in 1980.