Five Chicago South Asian Filmmakers You Should Know

Five Chicago South Asian Filmmakers You Should Know

The total Asian population in Chicago grew from 144,903 in 2010 to 189,857 in 2020 — a 31% increase. The South Asian community is especially prominent in Chicago, given that,... Read More
Chicago South Asian Film Festival: Jigar Shah Gives Back

Chicago South Asian Film Festival: Jigar Shah Gives Back

In 2010, the Chicago South Asian Film Festival began. The founders saw the need to champion South Asian voices, both in the city of Chicago and on an international level.... Read More
5 Ways to Make Your Film Productions More Trans Affirming

5 Ways to Make Your Film Productions More Trans Affirming

Rey here.   You might know me as the Camera Ambassador Client Relations and Marketing Associate. But, I’m also an advocate for trans rights! I’ve written extensively about being a... Read More
Introducing Kala Monet Bradford, Camera Ambassador Apprentice Graduate

Introducing Kala Monet Bradford, Camera Ambassador Apprentice Graduate

Kala Monet Bradford is our most recent graduate of the Camera Ambassador Apprenticeship Program! We sat down with Kala to get to know her better! Enjoy.    CA: As a Digital Media... Read More
Winning Advice

Winning Advice

The Community Builders Grant began in 2019, with the vision of “helping build bridges between filmmakers and the community while elevating their production by arming them with the necessary tools... Read More
Checking in With Our Collaborators

Checking in With Our Collaborators

In celebration of Black History Month, we’ve checked in with some of our previous collaborators amplifying Black stories on where they and these projects are now. We're excited to spotlight their... Read More
Activist-Centered Films to Watch on MLK Day

Activist-Centered Films to Watch on MLK Day

Martin Luther King Day celebrates the life of the most recognizable figure of the Civil Rights Movement. King provided undeniable leadership in the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and... Read More
Hey CA, What's your Favorite 2021 Release!?

Hey CA, What's your Favorite 2021 Release!?

Ever so often, we ask our team, "Hey CA!...," a question to catch up with what they're working on or how they're doing. This week, we asked our team...  Hey... Read More
Four Chicago Latino Filmmakers You Should Know

Four Chicago Latino Filmmakers You Should Know

About 1.4 million Latinos reside in the Metropolitan Chicago area, comprising 17.4 percent of area residents. Of the vast and multi-cultural Latino population in Chicago, there exists a wide-ranging collection of... Read More
How the Chicago Latino Film Festival Thrives Through Humble Beginnings and COVID-19

How the Chicago Latino Film Festival Thrives Through Humble Beginnings and COVID-19

In 1985, the Hispanic Film Festival (which would later, under the guidance of current Executive Director Pepe Vargas, change its name to “the Chicago Latino Film Festival” in 1987) was founded.... Read More