Welcome to Chicago Filmmakers


Masculinity/Femininity
Filmmaker Russell Sheaffer in Person on Saturday!

2012, 88 minutes, Digital Projection
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 8:00pm at Chicago Filmmakers

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 6:30pm at Columbia College Chicago - Hokin Hall 

 

 

Chicago Filmmakers welcomes Bloomington, Indiana based filmmaker Russell Sheaffer, who will present his 2012 experimental documentary MASCULINITY/FEMININITY (88 min., Digital Projection).

 “Experimental filmmaker Russell Sheaffer's MASCULINITY/FEMININITY takes over where his short film starring James Franco, Masculinity & Me, left off. Shot mainly on super8 film, this is not a typical documentary. Sheaffer asks filmmakers, academics, gender theorists, and artists to present their concepts of gender construction in what works as a sort of performance piece rather than as full-on narrative. In fact, the filmmakers themselves question whether MASCULINITY/FEMININITY is scripted or not. Whether through monologue, visual art, performance art, or storytelling, individuals including B. Ruby Rich, Susan Stryker, Barbara Hammer, John Greyson, Chris Vargas and Yvonne Tasker represent the personal experiences they have had with gender-normative societal constructs. Each performance is unique, but somehow viewers will be able to see something of themselves in each one.” (Inside Out)

 Sheaffer in person at the Saturday screening only.

Buy Tickets Here!

 

Sign up for Summer Classes!

We're taking a week off of screenings and summer camps for the July 4th holiday! But our Summer class schedule is updated and online! Sign up here!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Pardon Our Dust!

Welcome to Chicago Filmmakers.

We are hard at work on a fabulous new website. In the meantime, please pardon the dust on our current site.

For the latest information on classes and screenings take a look to the right.

For program and other information about Chicago Filmmakers please take a tour of the links above.

As always, give us a call at 773-293-1447 for the latest and greatest updates & info. Also, join our newsletter to keep up with us!

Thanks for visiting and stay tuned...

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

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. 

 

Join Our List

Email:

Follow Us

 

Upcoming Shows

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 6:30pm
-
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:00pm
-
Sat, 09/13/2014 - 8:00pm
-
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:30pm
-
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:00pm
-
Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:00pm
-
Wed, 10/01/2014 - 6:30pm
-

Support Us