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
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
Cultivating a Caring Set at Rough River Lake

Cultivating a Caring Set at Rough River Lake

In late 2020, Mary Tilden and Leah Raidt wrapped principal photography on their short film Rough River Lake. Mary and Leah have the ease of a seasoned creative team, knowing... Read More
Bridget Johnson and Toni Nordone Are Ready for Change

Bridget Johnson and Toni Nordone Are Ready for Change

In the midst of lockdown, these two resilient artists persisted and are thriving.Bridget Johnson (BJ) is very interested in the spiritual sides of things, having just made moon water the... Read More
Introducing Rey Tang, Client Relations and Marketing Associate

Introducing Rey Tang, Client Relations and Marketing Associate

We're excited to welcome the newest addition to our team: Rey Tang!Rey will be serving as our new Marketing/Client Relations Associate and will be taking over the blog for July. To kick... 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
Yourself & Yours: Part 3

Yourself & Yours: Part 3

To celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, Camera Ambassador and Subtitle are collaborating for a series of blog posts conducted by Subtitle's Alex Wen to highlight artists in Chicago making films, television,... Read More
Yourself & Yours: Part 2

Yourself & Yours: Part 2

To celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, Camera Ambassador and Subtitle are collaborating for a series of blog posts conducted by Subtitle's Alex Wen to highlight artists in Chicago making films, television,... Read More
Yourself & Yours: Part 1

Yourself & Yours: Part 1

To celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, Camera Ambassador and Subtitle are collaborating for a series of blog posts conducted by Subtitle's Alex Wen to highlight artists in Chicago making films, television,... Read More
Five Black Writers You Should Know

Five Black Writers You Should Know

Five Black Writers You Should Know (Plus, local talent you should work with) Forward:While Hollywood & pop criticism lack representation & amplification of Black screenwriters, Black creators have been utilizing the... Read More