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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 and as of the 1st, applications have open!
The Individual Artists Program aims to assist Chicago's practicing artists in creating work that develops their craft and elevates their careers, while adding to the cultural vitality of the city of Chicago.
DCASE received an unprecedented increase to the Cultural Grants Program budget in 2022, which has doubled the funds available through this program this year.
The Chicago Independent Producers Lab broadens the professional networks and producing expertise of participants through a series of hands-on workshops and one-on-one sessions with local and national industry mentors.
The secret's out: Producers are the ones who make it all happen. Pre-production and proper planning are essential to a successful feature-length film. Chicago Filmmakers' lectures and seminars will use real production case studies to cover budgeting, scheduling, casting, releases, permits, soliciting investors, script breakdowns, hiring crew, coordinating post-production, festivals and distribution.
MAKER Grants are an annual, unrestricted award opportunity for Chicago-based visual artists. The program honors artists who demonstrate a commitment to a sustainable artistic practice and career development. The MAKER Grants are funded by Chicago Artists Coalition and OtherPeoplesPixels.
MAKER Grants recognize that Chicago is home to a unique and thriving ecology of engaged and socially-conscious makers, who often work outside of traditional forms or without commercial support. MAKER Grants, therefore, endeavor to honor these artists whose work actively engages with social issues—with an eye towards using the strategies, beauty, and meaning of art-making for positive change.
Midwest Film Festival is having a bash! Come celebrate with the stars at their Best of the Midwest Awards ceremony.
More details coming soon.