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2022 CBG Winner: Linh Tran Explores Grief in Video Funeral

2022 CBG Winner: Linh Tran Explores Grief in Video Funeral

Linh Tran didn’t think it was time.....  The passing of her father felt too close. While a lot of the stories Linh tells are extensions of herself, she wasn’t sure... Read More
May Newsletter

May Newsletter

GEMINI SEASON   “The RED Gemini eliminates unnecessary cables on your build with its smart connections - for faster, easier, essential additions to the body. This workhorse of a camera... Read More
Craig Bass and Michelle Maslanka of Motion Source

Craig Bass and Michelle Maslanka of Motion Source

Motion Source is a proud sponsor of the Camera Ambassador Community Builders Grant. In celebration of our partnership, we’ve sat down with Creative Director Craig Bass and Director/Producer Michelle Maslanka... Read More
Five Things the Chicago Film Office Can Do For You!

Five Things the Chicago Film Office Can Do For You!

The Chicago Film Office is a sponsor of Camera Ambassador's 2022 Community Builders Grant. In order to celebrate their work, we had a wonderful discussion with Thavary Krouch, the Independent Film... 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
Three Thoughts on Film Grants from Eugene Sun Park

Three Thoughts on Film Grants from Eugene Sun Park

Since starting Full Spectrum Features in 2015, Eugene Sun Park has helped secure over $1 million in grants for his films, including grants from DCASE, the Illinois Arts Council, the... Read More
Brian Lawes on Directing Suspense

Brian Lawes on Directing Suspense

Brian Lawes isn’t afraid of silence. In his latest award-winning short film Lost Kings, Lawes uses sparse dialogue and tense pauses to hang the audience in suspense. Through studying other films... Read More
2021 Community Builders Grant Winner: Link Wolfe

2021 Community Builders Grant Winner: Link Wolfe

We're ecstatic that after months of consideration, a live pitch event, and hundreds of community votes, Link Wolfe & his team's "Zero Mile Mark" is our 2021 winner!    ... Read More
2020 Community Builder's Grant Winner!

2020 Community Builder's Grant Winner!

Over 75 Midwest filmmakers submitted applications, and after several months, the consideration of 28 judges, and pitching to over 1,100 people, we're excited to announce that Sean Sankalp Raju's "a nickname"... Read More