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15
Nov
2021
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Thanksgiving Premiere for Chicago-Made ‘Christmas with Felicity’ on AMC+

What better way to celebrate the holidays in Chicago than with a locally-produced heartwarming film premiering on a national network’s streaming service? The family-friendly movie Christmas with Felicity will premiere on AMC+ this Thanksgiving Day, November 25th. After failing in business and in love, a downtrodden Felicity Olson moves back home with one goal: make enough money to reclaim her life in Chicago. But when...
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12
Nov
2021
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Cinespace Sells for $1 Billion; Alex Pissios to Exit

The cornerstone of the Chicago television and movie production industry is changing hands. TPG Real Estate Partners has acquired the studio campuses of Cinespace Studios in Chicago and Toronto — combined the second largest independent sound stage platform in North America. The deal is scheduled to close today and is to be formally unveiled on Monday, according to multiple sources. As for the future of...
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11
Nov
2021
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Sundance Vet to Produce Thanksgiving Movie in Chicago; Kevin Cooper to Direct

Chicago-based Producer and Sundance Film Festival alum John Condne has come onboard to produce the Thanksgiving drama-comedy Home Invasion for the Holidays, written by Luke Thomas and directed by Kevin Cooper. Filming begins this month and will be shot over a couple weekends with a trio of Chicago’s top young actors Liv Shine, Carter Shimp and Ty Garrett Fanning.  Home Invasion for the Holidays revolves...
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11
Nov
2021
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Collaboraction Welcomes New Executive Director Saudia Davis

Chicago-based multimedia arts organization Collaboraction has a new captain at the helm of its critically acclaimed and socially conscious ship. Today Collaboraction announced its new Executive Director, Saudia Davis. Saudia is a non-profit leader focused on the business of entertainment. She is a multi-entrepreneur, producer, developer and creative strategist with over 25 years of experience in the creative sector. Saudia was the Founding Director for...
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6
Nov
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: IFA Chicago Block Party

Filmmakers and members of the community gathered together for the first ever FALL INTO FILM BLOCK PARTY, hosted by IFA Chicago. From creators/filmmakers to members of the community to businesses in the neighborhood or all of the above – all were represented at these festivities and, as you might expect, the Block Party was a stellar success on Saturday, October 30th, at the Cinespace Chicago...
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17
Sep
2021
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8th Annual Black Alphabet Film Festival

“Together Again.” That’s the goal as many film festivals and small businesses reopen around the country and welcome people back through their doors. And it’s also the theme for one of the longest running Black LGBTQ/SGL film festivals in the world. The Black Alphabet Film Festival(BAFF) will be returning to Chicago this November, November 5-7, 2021 at the University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan...
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17
Oct
2021
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Black Harvest Film Festival

Celebrating its 27th year in 2021, The Black Harvest Film Festival is Chicago’s annual showcase for films that celebrate, explore and share the Black, African American and African Diaspora experience. … The 27th Black Harvest Film Festival will be held November 5 through December 2, 2021, click here for schedule and tickets!
4
Nov
2021
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The 28th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival Is Underway, with A New Partner and Packed Lineup

In a collaborative re-envisioning of the 28th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF)—the world’s longest-running underground film festival—Full Spectrum Features (FSF) is the official presenter of CUFF this year to program more diversity, equity, and inclusion to represent a wider range of artists and voices, including women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ filmmakers. The festival will showcase six feature-length films and six shorts programs, presented from Friday,...
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25
Oct
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: Kenneth Branagh, Rebecca Hall, Fawzia Mirza Highlight Chicago International Film Festival

The 57th Chicago International Film Festival, North America’s longest-running competitive film festival, brought a vibrant, star-studded, and well-attended festival back to the Windy City this October. Guests included directors Kenneth Branagh, Rebecca Hall, and Fawzia Mirza, and SCREEN has the pics for you… And here are even more lovely photos from the October festivities, featuring filmmakers and filmlovers attending the iconic festival… Photographers include Barry...
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