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Women In Film

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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22
Mar
2022
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Neha Datt Schultz Answers Five Questions with SCREEN

What do Captain America, Foo Fighters, and the best sushi ever have in common? They’re all here as Picture North Executive Producer and Head of Development Neha Datt Schultz answers Five Questions with SCREEN. Let’s get to it! If you could be a part of any band or musical group in history, what would it be? Why? NEHA: Tough question. So many answers. Playing drums alongside Dave...
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22
Mar
2022
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Chicago Latino Film Festival Announces Closing and Late Night Selections

The 38th Chicago Latino Film Festival announced today its selections for their Closing and Late Night screenings at ChiTown Movies Drive-In, 2343 S. Throop St., Saturday, April 30th.  The Festival closes with the Midwest premiere of Chilean director Francisca Alegría’s feature debut The Cow who Sang a Song into the Future starring Mía Maestro, Alfredo Castro and Leonor Varela. The gates for the Closing Night...
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16
Mar
2022
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9th Annual Chicago Critics Film Festival Announces First Seven Films

The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA), the Chicago-area print, online and broadcast critics group that celebrates the art of film and film criticism, announces today the first seven films selected for the 2022 Chicago Critics Film Festival. First titles include highly anticipated films like the Chicago premiere of Cooper Raiff’s CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH (pictured below), starring Raiff and Dakota Johnson. Passes are now on...
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20
Feb
2022
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Chicago Mourns the Loss of Actor Lindsey Pearlman

The Chicago artistic community is mourning the loss of one of its most beloved talents. Actor Lindsey Pearlman had been a mainstay in the Chicago theatre and on-camera world for over a decade before relocating to Los Angeles, and has passed away at the age of 43. Lindsey’s husband, Vance Smith, confirmed his wife’s death on Instagram this past Friday. “The police found Lindsey. She’s...
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11
Feb
2022
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Here’s the Lineup for the 25th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center will present its 25th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival (CEUFF), from Friday, March 4 through Thursday, March 17. After a COVID-truncated 2020 festival and a scaled-down, virtual festival in 2021, CUEFF returns for its 25th year as a curated, two-week, in-person festival bringing the vibrant cultures of Europe to life through 19 new films from 20 EU member nations....
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3
Feb
2022
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Jennifer Reeder’s ‘Night’s End’ to Release on Shudder March 31st [Exclusive Interview]

Jennifer Reeder’s next film is here. Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural announced the release for Jennifer Reeder’s latest thriller Night’s End is set for Thursday, March 31st. The feature is Chicago through and through, with a cast led by Academy Award Nominee Michael Shannon, Chicago Fire stars Daniel Kyri and Geno Walker, to award-winning Chicago screenwriter Brett Neveu,...
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2
Feb
2022
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Pitch-A-Thon Initiative Unites IFA Chicago, SeriesFest and The Second City Film School

The Independent Film Alliance Chicago, SeriesFest and The Second City Film School are excited to present the SeriesFest Pitch-A-Thon Chicago 2022 on March 31, an event giving comedic independent creators the opportunity to participate in an exclusive live pitch session with top television, new media and digital executives. The goal for creators is the unique opportunity to advance their unproduced episodic projects. The iconic Second...
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