New CIFCC: Diversity among multi-platform film critics

The new Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle, (CIFCC) dedicated to giving a voice to local film critics working in new media, held its first film showcase last weekend, Nov. 5-6, at two theatres. “Resilience,” a document

A 5th Marvel-ous 3D title project from Sarofsky design

Chicago-based Sarofsky created, designed and produced the opening title sequence for Marvel Studio’s latest hit movie, “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the eponymous superhero role and released Saturday in the US i

Filmmaker scores funding at AFM for his Cubs’ feature

That long-awaited and exciting Chicago Cubs 10-8 World Series victory over the Cleveland Indians not only elated millions of Cubs fans, but it instilled confidence in one filmmaker that his Cubs’ film will be produced without having to wait decades to do so. The filmmaker is Chicago writer / producer / director Anil Sun

ARU hosts a meet-up for an update on the latest in VR

Audio post ARU, aiming to be Chicago’s go-to studio for virtual reality immersive sound services, is hosting a Nov. 9 CHIVR meet-up with top VR experts demonstrating the latest virtual reality headsets, software, media and games from Chicago companies.

Chappell helms music video for Illinois’ Margo Price

A MUSIC VIDEO for Nashville country singer-songwriter Margo Price, “Hands of Time,” was directed by Ben Chappell of One at Optimus in

Seminars with famous still shooters at Photo Forum

A first for Chicago — the all-day Stand Out Photographic Forum Thursday, Nov. 3 — brings six notable commercial still photographers demonstrating their specialties in meaningful seminars, presented by ProGear Rentals.  The speakers and their semi
 

Sommer’s community budgeting doc to air Nov. 3

INES SOMMER’S DOC “COUNT ME IN” about the innovative national movement of participatory budgeting (PB), that gives Chicagoans direct say over local public projects and money, airs on WTTW / 11 Thursday, Nov. 3.

A surprising twist to Ziegelman’s debut music video

Director Larry Ziegelman wreaks horror from heartache in his first music video for “Stung,” a song about lost love from Brooklyn artist Ivan Rubenstein-Gillis’ 2016 album, “Lion.” Introducing a surprise twist at the end, he puts a creepy shudder into the lush narrative without missing a beat.

300 local teens worked on Fresh Films’ sci-fi feature

Fresh Films’ teen sci-fi adventure feature, “Traveling Without Moving” premieres Tuesday, Nov. 1 at a non-traditional venue: Von Steuben High School, where many of its students, along with 300 other teens throughout the city, worked
 

Memorial services held for 3 ad women killed in crash

A memorial service has been held for one of the three advertising women who were tragically killed in an Oct. 23 automobile accident and two other services will be held Oct. 29 and Nov. 13. Ashley Sawatzke, 30, Amy Taylor, 32, and Lindsey Cohen, 35 had worked together at Energy BBDFO in account management. Sawatzke left BBDO over t

6 sci-fi shorts comprise the “Paradigm Grey” anthology

Filmmaker Christopher Adams of Impakt Studio in Roseland is in the process of finishing “Paradigm Grey,” a collection of sci-fi shorts by six local African American, by the end of December.

MIFF’s Nov. 15 Ad Shorts Night to premiere 12 films

The 7th annual Ad Community Shorts Night at the Midwest Independent Film Festival will screen Tuesday, Nov. 15 instead of its regular First Tuesday Nov. 1 date, deemed as being too close to Nov. 8 election night. They are: “Hell,” John Malkovich reads Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” while illustrations depicting humans’ worst atrocities animat
 

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