Happy Black history month to our Chicago community! There's love and opportunities in the air this month. Scroll through & get excited with us!
The Chicago Film XLerator, a Creative Cypher Project, is a content lab intended to discover new BIPOC talent and increase creative pipelines in the entertainment industry.
The organization announced its third cycle winner, Kimberly Michelle Vaughn, and her project Hindsight. As the winner of the Chicago Film XLerator program, she will receive a $50k prize value to go towards her project and the opportunity to partner with executives from major entities to help produce and streamline the film. Funding partners include Chicago Filmmakers, BTEC, Camera Ambassador and Periscope Post and Audio.
The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates the best that cinema has to offer. Showcasing films from established masters and emerging storytellers, the Festival welcomes films from around the world. Offering an impressive selection of competitive and non-competitive programming, the Chicago International Film Festival brings films both domestic and international to silver screens in Chicago.
Cinema Femme magazine continues their short film festival into 2022! The organization is the voice of the female film experience, a platform for stories by womxn in film and their allies that aims to inspire change in the industry. Our short film festival is an extension of their mission, and the womxn we feature.
SeriesFest's Pitch-A-Thon is on the road to Chicago! The program provides independent content creators with an opportunity to participate in an exclusive live pitch session with top television, new media and digital executives in hopes of moving their unproduced projects forward.
In partnership with Second City Film School, IFA Chicago and made possible by Ed Toolis, the live event will be held at the infamous Second City Theater on March 31st 2022 and will give Chicago comedic creators a platform to take their projects to the next level.
The OTVFELLOWS program identifies and mobilizes indie filmmaking professionals within the global filmscape; prioritizing intersectional writers, directors, producers and creators by providing them with tangible resources, generative education, and intentional mentorship!