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Independent Film

9
May
2022
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Your First Look at Feature Film Debut from Director Adrian Bonvento ‘Rookie Season’

The feature film debut from director Adrian Bonvento, Rookie Season gives audiences unprecedented access to the team throughout their 2019 season, be it through visceral in-car cameras, frank pit lane and engineering room discussions, or meaningful insight from the main characters. Adventure Entertainment released Rookie Season theatrically in over 100 cinemas across North America, Australia and New Zealand just last month. Now, Strike Back Studios is flooring the...
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May
2022
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IFA, IPA and Chicago Media Angels Team Up for Tax Incentive Discussion Wednesday

IFA Chicago will be bringing together Illinois Production Alliance Executive Director Christine Dudley and Chicago Media Angels Executive Director Ted Reilly for an in-depth virtual conversation on the expanded Illinois State Film Tax Incentive. Topics include tax incentive basics, what to expect with the recent expansion of the incentive, and how to leverage the tax incentive to help finance your projects. The discussion will be moderated by IFA...
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12
Apr
2022
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BREAKING: Illinois Film Production Tax Credit Expanded; ‘Gamechanger’ for IL & Chicago Industry

It’s time to celebrate a massive win for the Illinois production industry. Effective July 1, 2022, the Illinois Film Production Tax Credit program will officially be expanded, implementing the new provisions provided in the Illinois Production+ legislation championed by the Illinois Production Alliance. The IPA legislative team along with their coalition partners, The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and The Motion Picture Association worked til dawn in advocacy...
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12
Apr
2022
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Chicago’s Next Comedy TV Series? ‘Fat Jesus’ Wins Pitch-A-Thon; Meet the Winner Kyle Leland [Exclusive]

Is Chicago’s next great comedy television series right around the corner? The Pitch-A-Thon initiative, powered by Denver/West Coast-based SeriesFest, Second City, and IFA Chicago is dedicated to discovering and nurturing the most promising independent episodic creators. The winner of the inaugural Chicago Pitch-A-Thon has been announced. Fat Jesus from Kyle Leland was chosen by a panel of experts and SCREEN is here to bring you...
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5
Apr
2022
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World Premiere at Oscar Qualifying Festival for Chicago Film; ‘Walking Dead’ ‘Chicago Med’ Stars Lead Cast

Chicago-made short film After (A Love Story) will have its World Premiere at the Academy-Qualifying 46th Cleveland International Film Festival. The film, which tells the story of a surviving couple working to begin healing the emotional and psychological wounds of a shared trauma, is directed and produced by Chicago/Los Angeles actor and filmmaker Clare Cooney, and stars Glenn Stanton (The Walking Dead), Alyssa Thordarson (Chicago Med), and...
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29
Mar
2022
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What’s Next for Cinematographer Christopher Rejano: Thriller Collabs with Jennifer Reeder, Jim Vendiola

It’s been a busy year for cinematographer Christopher Rejano, and he is just getting started. This week marks the worldwide premiere of the highly anticipated horror feature Night’s End, which he shot for acclaimed Chicago filmmaker Jennifer Reeder. And there is another thriller Rejano has in the works for this year. SCREEN spoke with the talented DP about his collaboration with Reeder as well as...
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26
Mar
2022
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Midwest Film Festival Presents Chicago Indie ‘Relative’

The Midwest Film Festival (MFF) presents its second entry of their 2022 season. On Tuesday, April 5, at 7 pm, MFF will host an hour-long networking soiree before featuring the Midwest premiere of Michael Glover Smith’s feature-length film: RELATIVE at 8 pm at the Gene Siskel Film Center. This screening will be followed by a Q&A featuring members of the cast and crew. Produced by Newcity...
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23
Mar
2022
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Young Chicago Filmmakers Receive Grant for Doc on Hoda Katebi’s Co-op Blue Tin Production

Chicago natives Jonah Ocuto and Amaya Benbow are the recipients of local video production company Lightswitch Video’s inaugural film grant.  The Full STEM Ahead Filmmaker’s Initiative is a first-year initiative designed to not only encourage STEM education and careers in STEM but to also cultivate the filmmakers of tomorrow in the process.  Ocuto and Benbow were chosen to receive a $5,000 grant to produce a...
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16
Mar
2022
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Grand Jury Award for Chicago Indie ‘Relative’ and ‘Walking Dead’ Star Roberts

It’s always great to open your festival run with a win. And Michael Glover Smith’s fourth film, Relative, did just that. The dramatic feature, which was shot in Chicago last summer and produced by Brian and Jan Hieggelke’s Chicago Film Project, had its World Premiere at the 15th Annual Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, March 12. Cameron Scott Roberts, who plays...
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