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Filmmaker Meetup

Next Event!
Tuesday, March 25 | 7PM - 9PM

Free Admission for Chicago Filmmakers Members! click here to learn about membership
$5 for general public

Location: Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark St.

Special Guest: The Underground Multiplex!

The Underground Multiplex (TUGM) is a community arts organization that advocates for the local creative community through transmedia production. As a promoter for the survival of local independent movie theatres and video stores they've helped produce and program the midnight movie series “Night School” at the legendary Facets Cinematheque with their unique and bombastic combination of educational lectures, vaudeville performances, and exploitation cinema which led to Facets Night School being awarded “Best Late-Night Programming 2013” by Chicago Reader.

The Underground Multiplex Website!

 

This bimonthly networking event provides a chance for filmmakers to meet and collaborate on projects. Are you a screenwriter looking for a producer? A director looking for a DP? A freelancer looking for some friends? This event is open to all talents and disciplines who are interested in making independent media: editors, actors, art directors, composers, make-up artists... Bring your resume and business cards, and we'll handle the rest.   

As always, it's totally free for Chicago Filmmaker members,$5 for non-members. To inquire about membership, go to:http://chicagofilmmakers.org/cf/membership or call 775-293-1447. We're bringing the drinks back and we'll be full of cool people talking film... don't miss it!


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Chicago Digital Media Production Fund 2013

The Chicago Instructional Technology Foundation and Chicago Filmmakers are pleased to announce that the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund will be accepting proposals for its second year of funding. Applications may be submitted online. This past year, eight talented filmmakers were awarded grants ranging from $1,500 - $10,000 for projects that focus on a variety of social issues. 

Due to the enthusiastic response from the film community and the high number of applicants, the Chicago Instructional Technology Foundation has doubled the total funds available to filmmakers in 2013 to $100,000.

Independent film and digital video makers based in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs are invited to apply. Innovative video projects intended for online distribution by established, emerging, and young artists could qualify for cash grants of up to $10,000 toward the project's production and completion. 

All genres will be accepted, but content must be aimed at advancing progressive social change and should be appropriate for youth (though not necessarily intended specifically for youth). Short productions are preferred, but features will also be considered. Individual applicants must reside in Cook County. Individuals are also eligible to apply in partnership with a non-profit organization, as long as the organization is based in Cook County. 

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2013.  Winning projects will be announced in mid April. Distribution plans must include free availability on the web by May 15, 2014. There is no application fee. 


The fund is a project of the Chicago Instructional Technology Foundation and is administered by Chicago Filmmakers. Check out our Production Fund pages for
complete guidelines, FAQs, info on past winners, and to submit a proposal.

Filmmakers Meetup!

Next Event!

Tuesday, May 20th| 7PM - 9PM
Free Admission for Chicago Filmmakers Members! click here to learn about membership
$5 for general public

Location: Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark St.

Special Guest: TBD

 

 

 

This bimonthly networking event provides a chance for filmmakers to meet and collaborate on projects. Are you a screenwriter looking for a producer? A director looking for a DP? A freelancer looking for some friends? This event is open to all talents and disciplines who are interested in making independent media: editors, actors, art directors, composers, make-up artists... Bring your resume and business cards, and we'll handle the rest  

As always, it's totally free for Chicago Filmmaker members$5 for non-members. To inquire about membership, go to:http://chicagofilmmakers.org/cf/membership or call 775-293-1447. We're bringing the drinks back and we'll be full of cool people talking film... don't miss it!

 


 

Chicago Digital Media Production Fund

Voqal and Chicago Filmmakers are pleased to announce a call for proposals for the third round of funding through the "Chicago Digital Media Production Fund." Applications may be submitted online starting on January 30, 2014.

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