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Best of Summer Camp Films

Local Youth-Made Media!

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 8:00pm


Location: Buttercup Park (4901 N. Sheridan Rd.)



Located in the heart of Edgewater/Andersonville, Chicago Filmmakers has been running Digital Moviemaking Summer Camps for youth and teens (ages 10-18) for the past ten years, and tonight we are pleased to showcase a selection of some of the best work make during that time. Hundreds of young filmmakers have been through the program, making parodies, comedies, fractured fairytales, documentaries, and more. Join us for a fun evening that celebrates the creative spirit of these talented kids. Prior to the screening, starting at 6:30pm, we will have a station for kids to make a collaborative handmade “animated” 16mm film by drawing on clear leader. This group film will be screened at the end of the evening and then cut up for each kid in attendance to take a piece home.


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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. 


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Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:00pm
Sat, 08/30/2014 - 8:00pm
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