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Independent Film

22
Nov
2022
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IFA Chicago Announces McKenzie Chinn as Recipient of ‘Breakthrough Voice Award’ at Inaugural Fundraiser

IFA Chicago’s “Breakthrough Voice Award” is an honor given to an individual whose work has already received professional acclaim and demonstrates an exceptional level of creative quality and storytelling integrity, competitive within the national film landscape. The inaugural recipient of this honor will be acclaimed filmmaker and actor McKenzie Chinn. The Independent Film Alliance of Chicago (IFA), a nonprofit dedicated to providing the community and...
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10
Nov
2022
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Sundance Institute Adds ‘The Farewell’ Director Lulu Wang, Patrick Gaspard and Shripriya Mahesh

The nonprofit Sundance Institute today announced three newly appointed additions to the Institute’s Board of Trustees. Lulu Wang, Patrick Gaspard and Shripriya Mahesh have joined the business, cultural, and philanthropic leaders who guide and steer the entire organization and also act in an advisory capacity. They expand the Institute’s Board of values-based leaders, building an enduring, evolving community for storytellers. The distinguished new Trustees bring invaluable experience and will...
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26
Jul
2022
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West Coast Premieres at LA Shorts, Cordillera for Chicago Film; ‘Walking Dead’ ‘Chicago Med’ Stars Lead Cast

The prolific festival run continues for Chicago-made short film After (A Love Story). The dramatic piece launches its West Coast leg this week, with a Los Angeles Premiere at the Oscar Qualifying L.A. Shorts International Film Festival. After then presents its Nevada Premiere at the Cordillera Film Festival, which is headed up by former Chicagoan Emily Skyle Golden. “The greatest reward for making this film...
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5
Jul
2022
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The 29th Chicago Underground Film Festival Lineup Is Packed with World Premieres, Panels, and Parties

Anyone who’s been to CUFF knows that a ticket to the festival doesn’t just get you admission to the films, it’s an admission to a subculture. Set for July 27-31 at the Logan Theatre, this year’s programming further solidifies that with 100+ pieces of video art to debut, panel discussions poised to examine the core of crypto and DAO structures through a speculative lens, after-party...
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17
Jun
2022
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Illinois Shatters Record for Film Revenues with $630 Million in Economic Impact in 2021

Governor JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that projected film production revenue in 2021 hit a record high of $630 million shattering pre-pandemic levels in 2019 by $70 million. Film production revenues are the costs associated with film, television, streaming, and digital media, which have steadily increased over the past 10 years. Additionally, film permits issued by the City of Chicago have also...
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17
Jun
2022
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Dennis Dean Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

If you’ve been a part of an independent feature film in Chicago or anywhere in the Midwest, there’s a pretty good chance the friendly folks at Johnsonese were a part of it. Headquartered at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, Johnsonese is all about making sure feature films, television pilots, and commercial productions are all covered with proper insurance… and no it’s not the sexiest part of...
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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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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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