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Independent Film

27
Jan
2022
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Abigail Disney Doc Marks Chicago Media Project’s Sixth Sundance Film

The Sundance Film Festival is underway, virtually so, with filmlovers (and hopefully filmbuyers) experiencing world premiere cinema from the small screens in their respective living rooms. The festival has marked a terrific festival for Chicago Media Project (CMP), founded by Paula Froehle and Steve Cohen. SCREEN initially reported the Windy City collective of independent film investors and philanthropists was bringing a whopping five scintillating premieres...
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18
Dec
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: Rise and Shine Hosted by IFA Chicago, Mezcla Media Collective and Sisters in Cinema

Calling all womxn and nonbinary professionals in film! This week, IFA Chicago changed it up with their regular brunch series by making it a happy hour event. The not-for-profit proudly co-hosted this event with their friends from Mezcla Media Collective and Sisters in Cinema. Filmmakers assembled at Thursday, December 16th at IFA Chicago’s headquarters on the Cinespace Film Studios campus. Networking, short film watching, and...
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24
Nov
2021
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Elevated Films Chicago Expands Youth Filmmaking Program

It’s always encouraging if not inspiring to see today’s filmmakers making profound efforts to blaze a path for the filmmakers of tomorrow. Elevated Films Chicago is ramping up its mission to raise awareness for independent film and create opportunities for the next generation of filmmakers as it will be partnering with the Become a Filmmaker program. The program, in its seventh year and run by...
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24
Nov
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: The 28th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival

This year’s collaborative re-envisioning of the 28th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) – the world’s longest-running underground film festival – was a stellar success. CUFF and its founder Bryan Wendorf welcomed Full Spectrum Features (FSF) as 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+...
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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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8
Nov
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: Minnesota’s Twin Cities Film Festival a Stellar Success

The Twin Cities Film Festival in St. Louis Park, Minnesota wrapped up yet another successful run, with packed houses and powerful films from October 21-30. The annual visual arts celebration showcased more than 90 feature films, shorts and filmmaker conversations across 10 days, combining virtual showcases with a robust return to in-person theatrical screenings. In-person screenings took place at the Showplace ICON Theatre in St....
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26
Oct
2021
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Zanah Thirus Strides Forward As Both Producer and Director

2021 has marked a pivotal year in Zanah Thirus’ career journey as a producer and director. She began her journey in advertising as an Associate Producer at FCB Chicago in 2017, and since then produced at various shops – BBDO Atlanta, Havas Chicago, and most recently Leo Burnett. This month, Zanah is joining Stink Studios as a Senior Producer.  This exciting news for Thirus comes...
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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!
16
Oct
2021
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Alex/October To Screen At La Femme Film Festival Tonight

With a return to in-person film festivals, the Los Angeles-based Dances With Films marked the world premiere of ALEX/OCTOBER, a drama that deals with addiction, depression, suicide and redemption. The sold-out screening was attended by cast, crew, festival goers and a number of celebrity guests and was met with universally positive reviews and theater scores. The screening marked the first festival for filmmaker Lisa Freberg...
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