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I Dreamt of You so Much That...

A Screening and Talk with Stefan Constantinescu and Olga Stefan
Directed by Stefan Constantinescu, approx. 36 min plus discussion, Digital Projection
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
Location: Chicago Filmmakers


Chicago Filmmakers is pleased to welcome Sweden-based Romanian filmmaker Stefan Constantinescu to present a selection of three short films from his in-progress feature work I Dreamt of You so Much That… The project, which takes its title from a 1936 poem by Robert Desnos, is a film that will ultimately be made up of seven shorts that together present one vision from different perspectives. It examines intimate moments in the lives of seven couples who question, challenge, and push the limits of their relationship, while blurring the lines between private and public spaces, often to potentially disturbing yet uncertain conclusions. The stories treat the violence and complexity of interaction between men and women, alienation, and the illusion of true connection with the other. Screening are TROLEIBUZUL 92 (Bus no. 92) (2009, 8 min.), FAMILY DINNER (2012, 14 min.), and 6 BIG FISH (2013, 14 min.), followed by a discussion with Constantinescu. (2009-13, approx. 36 min. total plus conversation with Olga Stefan, Digital Projection)

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2014 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund Grantees

Voqal Fund and Chicago Filmmakers are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund, which has awarded a total of $100,000 in grants to twelve Chicago digital media artists' projects in amounts ranging from $3,850 to $10,000.
The Chicago Digital Media Production Fund is a project of Voqal and is administered by Chicago Filmmakers. The goal of the fund is to support media arts projects intended for online distribution. Guidelines stipulated that digital media of any length or genre would be considered, but projects needed to promote progressive social change, be appropriate for youth, and be made available for viewing for free online in order to reach the widest possible audience. The fund was intended to support artists with varying levels of experience; both to recognize accomplished individuals, as well as to provide opportunities for emerging and younger artists. 

Awarded projects include: 

Battle Flag (working title) by Logan Jaffe // Block Zombies by Leon Kelsick // Drifting Toward the Crescent (working title) by Laura Stewart // For the Records by Anuradha Rana & Doris Rusch // Kentucky Fried High by Robert Carnilius // Muslimahs in the City by Fahima Mohamood // Natural Life, Interactive Online Archive by Tirtza Even // Sex Offender Laws Impact Youth by Jo Anne Smith // The Forum by Benjamin Jaffe // The Half-Life of War by Kyle Henry/Northwestern University // The Schools Project by Bob Hercules/Media Process Educational Films // Uptown, 2084 by Drew Dir/Manual Cinema

Click here for project synopsis and panelist bios.  

All projects are scheduled for completion and online viewing by May 15, 2015 

Applications for the 2015 grant will be accepted beginning in January 2015.