New Web Series Our Cultural Center is casting Chicago area actors! Open Casting Call: Tue Aug 13 & 20 1 – 4 pm 2000 W Fulton – Chicago The series revolves around the founder of Our Cultural Center, Victoria, who just lost her primary funder. When her funder died, she reluctantly partnered with her ex-husband Randall [...]
Mumblecore is a subgenre of independent film that is characterized by low budget production values, amateur actors, and heavily focused on naturalistic dialog. Mumblecore film signifies a shift in how movies can be made. The term mumblecore was coined by Andrew Bujalski, who is considered the godfather of the movement. The subgenre’s roots are grounded in DIY spirit [...]
The 48 Hour Film Project comes to Chicago on the weekend of August 9 – 11, 2013. Filmmakers from all over the Chicago area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world. The 48 Hour Film [...]
Chicago Filmmakers, the presenting organization of Reeling, announced the dates for its 31st film festival after its 2012 hiatus. Reeling, the world’s second oldest LGBT film festival, will be held November 7-14, 2013 and will release a call for submissions later this week. Additionally, Reeling has announced new staff – Richard Knight, Jr. as Program Director [...]
The Chicago International Film Festival is now accepting submissions from filmmakers around the world for the 49th year of its festival. Founded in 1964, it is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America. The films are all Chicago premieres and many are world or U.S. premieres, which provides local audiences with a unique opportunity to discover a [...]
The Chicago Anarchist Film Festival is the country’s longest-lived annual anarchist cinematic event, and turns Lucky Thirteen this year. Every year CAFF showcases features, shorts, documentaries, and animations to anarchists, anti-authoritarians, the anarcho-friendly and the anarcho-curious. The Fest kicks off on April 26, 2013 at Meztli Gallery, 2005 South Blue Island, Pilsen 6pm doors, 7pm films. This year’s line up is split into three themes- [...]
The 29th Chicago Latino Film Festival started on Saturday and continues through April 27, 2013. This year, there are a whopping 120 films (find the full schedule here), and be sure not to miss special events like this Friday’s Tribute to Argentina: Gloria Award Gala, and the Closing Night Gala: Tribute to Brazil. See all the [...]
Good Pitch Chicago has the potential to put Chicago on the map as a civically-minded, filmmaking epicenter – as it should be.
CUFF promotes works that dissent radically in form, content and technique from both the tired conventions of Hollywood and the increasingly stagnant IndieWood mainstream.
A very limited number of CIMMfest Early-Bird Passes available at a deep-discount. Get them while they last!