Fiscal Sponsorships

Chicago Filmmakers provides fiscal sponsorship for select independent film or video projects. Filmmakers who are applying to private foundations, government agencies, and individual donors for their noncommercial film or video project may apply for sponsorship on a per-project basis.

Chicago Filmmakers is able to accept grants and/or contributions from sources which require a federal exempt tax status, i.e., a non-profit organizational status, on a filmmakers' behalf. For individual contributors, this arrangement allows for charitable contribution deductions on federal tax returns. For independent filmmakers, this opens up more resources for potential funding.

Current Projects

A compilation of short stories as told (in person) by Robert Gordon, an antiques dealer and lifelong resident of Selma, Alabama. Apart from the usual stories of civil rights, civil war and cotton, Robert paints vibrant portrait studies of individuals he knows in the form of spellbinding tales. People from all over the region visit Robert's workshop just to hear his prose and take the magic carpet ride into a realm of the unimagined, and you are
invited.

 

In the mountains where they once fought, a motorcycle club led by Bosnian war veterans defends a herd of wild horses and discovers a new kind of freedom for themselves.

Frank Lloyd Wright, the 20th Century’s most famous architect, redefined American Architecture when he designed the B. Harley Bradley House in Kankakee, Illinois. This single family home represents Wright’s first complete foray into the “Prairie Style.” Wright had toyed Prairie elements, but the Bradley House marked the first instance where these innovative concepts were combined into a single property.