Get Involved

Thank you for taking an interest in Chicago Filmmakers! As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on the support of our generous sponsors, donors, co-op members, and volunteers. From volunteer shifts and internships to board memberships and sponsorships, there are many ways to get more involved at Chicago Filmmakers.

For general inquiries about supporting Chicago Filmmakers, please contact or by phone at (773) 293-1447.


Chicago Filmmakers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit media arts organization. In addition to supporting the purchase and renovation of the Ridge Firehouse, where the organization will be moving mid-2016, your tax-deductible contribution can help support our many programs and filmmaker services available to the community of independent filmmakers and digital media artists we proudly serve. 


Whether you’re interested in a one-time shift or an ongoing commitment, we want YOU to join our dedicated group of volunteers! As a Chicago Filmmakers volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to work box office shifts at Chicago Filmmakers screenings, represent the organization at street fests and expos around the city, and participate in numerous film festival-specific opportunities during the festival seasons!


We create custom sponsorship packages for major corporations and local businesses interested in reaching our diverse audiences while supporting our exciting programs and initiatives. Sponsorship opportunities are available for Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ International Film Festival, Onion City Experimental Film + Video Festival, and also for Chicago Filmmakers regular screenings and events.