Open Screening - Bring Your Work!

This is your time to shine! Bring your work - insane comedies, touching dramas, high-energy music videos, odd animation, hot topic documentaries, neighborhood portraits, and any mind-expanding experimental visions. Maximum length per person is 20 minutes, and we will screen at least one work from everyone who brings something up to that time length. Accepted formats: DVD only. Nothing X-rated—sorry! Enjoy with friends and community! FREE Admission

Chicago South Asian Film Festival

Chicago Student Filmmaker Short Film Competition!

Tokyo Tribe

In a futuristic, alternate-world Tokyo, the city is made up of ghetto slums and nightclub playgrounds where gangs of wayward youth rule the streets. The city is carved up into ‘hoods, and the crossing of territorial lines quickly leads to riots and rumbles.

Losing Ground

Chicago Premiere! 

Harun Farocki's The Interview + Shorts

Programmed by Beguiled Cinema!

The Dream is Always the Same

Filmmaker and Northwestern professor Spencer Parsons is a native of Austin, TX based in Chicago. A veteran of the underground and indie film scene, he presents to us a collection of shorts that span his career, from Resolution, the start of his filmmaking life, to his most recent project, Bite Radius.

2014 CDMPF Award Winners Exhibition

Chicago’s Own! In its third year, The Chicago Digital Media Production Fund awarded a total of $100,000 in grants to twelve outstanding Chicago digital media productions.

Brewster McCloud

Robert Altman’s 1970 classic is a densely packed and visually wild movie about a young man who wants to fly, starring Bud Cort (Dogma, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) and a whole raft of Altman regulars


Chicago Filmmakers proudly distributes over 600 films on 16mm and 35mm. These aren't those films. These are the leftover film reels from long-shuttered local co-ops and long-forgotten classes. And plenty of random stuff that even we can't figure out. A lovely, goofy evening will be had by all. (90 min. approx., 16mm)

Screening at Comfort station: 2579 N Milwaukee Avenue.

12th Annual May Shorts - 5.9.2015

May is the month for our popular shorts program with films and videos by and about lesbians! We promise to bring you a collection of thought-provoking and rib tickling stories for your entertainment. Presented by Chicago Filmmakers and Reeling: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival; and Co-Sponsored by Black Cat Productions. Chicago Premiere! Series curated by Sharon Zurek.