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Derek Jarman's JUBILEE

Introduced By Queer Cinema Scholar Rebecca Lavoie. When Queen Elisabeth I summons occultist John Dee to show her the future, Ariel, a spandex wearing angel with a shining crotch, takes them on a time-travelling journey, 400 years later, where the British Empire, along with any political system, has seemingly failed. Wandering in a decaying London, they meet three angry and bored punk girls and their friends only to witness a world of alternative queer desires, public sex, disillusion and occasional murder.

Citizen Primer

"Citizen Primer" is a series of six two-minute animated infographics explaining government functions that are poorly understood by the public - Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, The Affordable Care Act, the progressive tax code, the deficit/debt, and securities regulation.These short animations will contribute to the public discourse and education around these issues, while also presenting opportunities for civic engagement that are not explicitly partisan.

Chicago Glove Project

by Olivia Curry ($4,500) The "Chicago Glove Project" is a series of eight five-minute webisodes profiling Chicago communities - their stories and their challenges - by viewing them through the lens of neighborhood boxing gyms. The series will focus on race, class and poverty in Chicago's neighborhoods through individual stories of empowerment, and aims to break through social barriers and connect communities through these stories.

Board Membership

Are you interested in helping to foster the creation, appreciation, and understanding of independent film in Chicago? If the answer is yes, then we may have just the volunteer opportunity for you! Chicago Filmmakers is always open to considering qualified candidates for board membership.

We’re looking for individuals who are passionate about film and video as media for personal and artistic expression, and who believe in the potential of film and video to have strong social and community impact.

Contact Us

Chicago Filmmakers.
5720 N. Ridge Avenue (Entrance on Hollywood Avenue)
Chicago, IL 60660
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P: (773) 293-1447