Looking for a powerful and affordable light? Check out our new LiteGear LiteMat Spectrum 2L or 4

Utilizing two or four “tiled” light engines and evenly-spaced, color-correct LEDs, the LiteMat creates soft light without requiring diffusion. Nonetheless, you can still attach our softbox and grid accessories directly to the light through the Velcro “loop” fasteners.

Versatile in application and use, the LiteMat is useful for any lighting challenges you may encounter!


One of our Community Builders Grant finalists wrapped principle photography in the last few weeks!

Written and directed by Caroline KoonceKilling Time is a horror comedy about a middle-aged theater teacher who must fight for his life when he finds himself at the mercy of a serial killer with dreams of acting.

Killing Time was shot by Trina Mulligan. We are so excited to see the finished film!


The second volume of The Call Sheet is coming soon! Stay tuned for more information and be sure to check out Volume 1!



By Rebecca Martin Fagerholm

This article is a follow-up interview with Rosaleah Gonzalez, previously interviewed for The Call Sheet Vol. 1. To read that interview, click here! Our print magazine is released annually, but we hope you'll stay in touch with us year round through our Ambassador Chronicles and Cinema Femme!



The 59th Chicago International Film Festival is here!

Welcome to North America's longest running competitive film festival! With more than 100 short films and 60 feature films from around the world, ranging from moving, life-affirming dramas, to eye-opening documentaries to midnight shockers, this years festival will leave you with plenty to talk about!

Accompanying the festival is CIFF's Industry Days, from October 12-15. Don't miss the chance to connect with industry professionals, learn from visionary filmmakers, and meet with agents, producers, and at Industry Days. Registration end October 3rd, so apply now!

Be sure to catch CA supported projects like Chronicle of a Summer Day and Video Funeral



Get ready for some spine-tingling independent horror at the Chicago Horror Film Festival!

Born from the passion of Horror creators and enthusiasts, the Chicago Horror Film Festival screens 155 short films in 2 days on 3 screens!

This event promises the best in indie horror, curated from a selection of local films as well as touring films. Catch the fest at Facets Theater on October 21-22


Looking to binge on some Halloween horror flicks? The Music Box Theater has your back!

Starting October 1st, the Music Box Theatre presents the Bride of Music Box Horrors. Get ready for 31 nights of hair-raising, unholy horror programming. Rare archival screenings, special guests, interactive events, and the famous 24 hour movie marathon!

The 24-hour movie marathon begins at noon on Saturday, October 21. Don't miss this ghoulish event. Tickets are on sale now!