The 2022 Community Builders Grant is now officially open! Apply now we're so excited to support your project!!!

The Community Builders Grant is a short-form film fund and production resources grant presented by Camera Ambassador. Our mission is to empower filmmakers of varying levels of experience with the necessary tools to create, as well as cultivate community amongst our local Midwestern talent.

Submit now on Filmfreeway for the chance to win $5,000 Cash and $5,000 Gear Credit from Camera Ambassador.


Join Mezcla on International Women's Day! Mezcla Media Collective is hosting its annual fundraiser event, Storytelling in the Spring, on March 8, 2022. This special event will have both virtual and in-person options. The in-person event will be held at 2112 Chicago and the virtual option will be hosted on Kumospace.


The 5th Annual Film Showcase scheduled for March 12, 2022, at the iconic Resolution Studies in Chicago. All tickets sales will be considered a non-refundable donation. Enter the raffle for a chance to win a Weekend Grip Truck Rental!

PATRICK LIVES ON… is a group of loving and determined citizens taking a stand in support of the safety of all school-age children in the Chicagoland area. ​Patrick Lives On provides financial assistance to junior high school students for extra-curricular activities enabling them to lead positive and productive paths in life.



Whether secretly or not, we all enjoy writing villains. Not only are villains intriguing and intimidating, but their penchant for destruction is undeniably exciting. They make great foils for our heroes, and never fail to spice up our plots when we need them most!

Unfortunately, though writing villains is fun, it also requires more nuance than the average “evil” stereotype. Villains aren't frightening because they're evil, but because their desires drive them to dark, dangerous places. In this edition of Screen Time, we're joined by writer and bestselling author Lewis Jorstad, who will help us break down how storytellers can create truly terrifying villains of their own. If your story has a "big bad," don't miss this on March 27th!