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CIMMfest Toasts 50 Years of the Rolling Stones

Lakeview, North, Wrigleyville, North CenterReturning for a fifth year, the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest) is hosting a major celebration for the Rolling Stones. Reflecting on 50 years of music, the CIMMpathy is a...

12th Chicago Palestinian Film Festival (CPFF) - April 20th-May 2nd, 2013

It's that time of year when the Gene Siskel Film Center and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) presents the Chicago Palestinian Film Festival (CPFF). The festival is a non-profit,...

Spotlight: Enjoy A Little Soundlapse From Fruit Bonus Films

ChicagoBeing a film person when I see a great film or video I’m ready to share with everyone.  But what I really love is when an artist mixes it up with different genres of art. What I am spotlighting on...

6 Second Film Fest - Tribeca Film Fest and Vine

Hey Chicago wannabe filmmakers, have you ever had a short short short film idea you thought was really clever but didn't know what exactly to do with it? Well Tribeca Film Festival , April 17th -...

Floating Chicago - A Creative Tribute To Chicago's Skyline

ChicagoIn my quest to find videos that will show Chicago in all its glory - Was that too dramatic? Well it's true. - I love it when I come across a unique and creative concept. Being online for about a year...

Mysterious Life and Death Chamaco Ramirez Documentary

“At the beginning he was a good man...”  “I think he was one of the best ‘soneros’ of all time.” These are some of the quotes from music legends, friends and family of the subject of an upcoming...

FESTIVAL REMINDER! - CUFF and The 16th European Film Fest

Logan SquareToday is Chicago film festival reminder day. One is already in progress and the other starts tomorrow.   The 16th European Union Film Festival is being held at the Gene Siskel Film Center from March...

Two Environmental Film Festivals During The Month Of March

Oak ParkGreen Community Connections is an organization that sets out to spark conversation and awareness about sustainability issues as well as helping communities learn how to take steps toward implementing...

2nd Annual Chicago International Social Change Film Festival

Sticking to true form, today I'm letting you know about another film festival to mark on your calendars. The 2nd Annual Chicago International Social Change Film Festival is a forum for activist...

CIFF Reely Teeny Weeny Film Spectacular

Today's article is going to be a quickie because I think it goes along with the awesome concept that was brought to my attention by our very own awesome Theresa Carter, the brains behind The Local...

Yep, Deadline is Tomorrow! 3 Festivals That Challenge You To Take That First Step

As you may have noticed I talk a lot about film festivals. The reason I do this is because I think there are a lot of artists, especially filmmakers, who aren't aware of all the opportunities that we...

Jane Lynch, Paul Sorvino Shine at the Chicago Film Critics Awards

Muvico in Rosemont rolled out the red carpet for Hollywood stars at the 24th Annual Chicago Film Critics Awards Show on Saturday.  I was thrilled to attend the awards show and was also invited to the...

Oscars Viewing Party hosted by Richard Roeper & Billy Dec

River NorthRichard Roeper and Billy Dec team up for their 3rd Annual Oscar Viewing Party. Portions of this event will Benefit After School Matters! What could be better than to spend Oscar Night with Mr. Movie...

Creative Chicago Expo 2013 - In Its 10th Year

The LoopIt’s here again. What? The Chicago Creative Expo that’s what. I love when this event comes around because it’s a two day free event that brings individual businesses, organizations, educators and...

Independent Filmmaker Labs 2013: APPLY NOW! - Documentary and Narrative

Independent Filmmaker Project’s (IFP) Independent Filmmaker Labs are now accepting applications for first time directors with features in post for their Documentary and Narrative categories. It’s a...

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