It’s time to get out to the theater… the newly reopened theater at the Gene Siskel Film Center, that is. Full Spectrum Features (FSF) is pleased to announce the films and filmmakers selected to take part in Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 7, an annual short film collection featuring boundary-pushing, emerging filmmakers from around Chicago. The premiere run of this lineup will take place at the Gene Siskel Film Center now through Wednesday September 8th, click here for your tickets.
Here is your first look at the lineup with the official trailer for Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 7
Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 7 includes:
“35” by Eseoghene Obrimah & Maggie Zhu
“An Alternative Method” by Hannah Schierbeek
“Valeria” by Tasnim Hindeyeh
“Whole” by E. Hendo, Ryonn Gloster & Evelio Zavala
“In Loving Memories” by Briana Clearly
“tres cuartos y un techo” by Isabella Ostos Campo
The filmmakers of Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 7 present six films that investigate the lives of female characters through themes of identity, memory, intergenerational trauma, social justice, fear, and love. Featured filmmakers take control of their own narratives and showcase the resilience of women in our contemporary world through their works. Their works span a variety of genres from thriller to documentary, and have screened across the globe.
The 80-minute collection was created under the curatorial guidance of Chicagoland Shorts lead programmer Raul Benitez (Comfort Station, Chicago Underground Film Festival), with contributions from award-winning director Lonnie Edwards and visual artist/musician Hiromi Ueyoshi.
Tickets are available on the Gene Siskel Film Center’s website for the world premiere, featuring a filmmaker Q&A. Following the premiere, Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 7 will have a special screening on Saturday, September 4 at 8PM in McKinley Park with the Chicago Park District’s Onscreen Film Showcase.
Additional screenings are available at the Gene Siskel Film Center as follows:
Friday, September 3, 2021 @ 7:45pm – Screening with post-show Q&A
Sunday, September 5, 2021 @ 3pm – Screening with post-show Q&A
Monday, September 6, 2021 @ 7:45pm – Screening
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 @ 7:45pm – Screening
Chicagoland Shorts is distributed by Full Spectrum Features, Chicago-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to driving equity in the independent film industry by producing, exhibiting, and supporting the work of women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ filmmakers.