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Chicago's Own: New Short Narratives by Dundadah Bartholomew

Filmmaker Dundadah Bartholomew in Person!
Directed by Dundadah Bartholomew, 60 minutes, Digital projection
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 8:00pm
Location: Chicago Filmmakers


Based on the South Side, filmmaker Dundadah Bartholomew has been creating his own independent narrative films since 2007. He has made a feature (Servin’ da Streetz), a Web series (Technical Support), and seven shorts, all of which demonstrate his passion for filmmaking and for bringing his stories to the screen. Tonight’s program features two recent shorts, including his newest. SAWBUCK (2012, 30 min., Digital Projection): Elley's world takes a turn for the worse when he loses his job and his last ten dollars. SHEEP HUNTERS (2014, 30 min., Digital Projection): Cody's recent efforts to end his insomnia lead him to be a witness to a slew of murders, but things get tricky when someone close to him becomes one of the hunted. Plus additional work TBD.

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2014 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund Grantees

Voqal Fund and Chicago Filmmakers are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund, which has awarded a total of $100,000 in grants to twelve Chicago digital media artists' projects in amounts ranging from $3,850 to $10,000.
The Chicago Digital Media Production Fund is a project of Voqal and is administered by Chicago Filmmakers. The goal of the fund is to support media arts projects intended for online distribution. Guidelines stipulated that digital media of any length or genre would be considered, but projects needed to promote progressive social change, be appropriate for youth, and be made available for viewing for free online in order to reach the widest possible audience. The fund was intended to support artists with varying levels of experience; both to recognize accomplished individuals, as well as to provide opportunities for emerging and younger artists. 

Awarded projects include: 

Battle Flag (working title) by Logan Jaffe // Block Zombies by Leon Kelsick // Drifting Toward the Crescent (working title) by Laura Stewart // For the Records by Anuradha Rana & Doris Rusch // Kentucky Fried High by Robert Carnilius // Muslimahs in the City by Fahima Mohamood // Natural Life, Interactive Online Archive by Tirtza Even // Sex Offender Laws Impact Youth by Jo Anne Smith // The Forum by Benjamin Jaffe // The Half-Life of War by Kyle Henry/Northwestern University // The Schools Project by Bob Hercules/Media Process Educational Films // Uptown, 2084 by Drew Dir/Manual Cinema

Click here for project synopsis and panelist bios.  

All projects are scheduled for completion and online viewing by May 15, 2015 

Applications for the 2015 grant will be accepted beginning in January 2015.