Celebrating the new wave of independent cinema in Chicago, Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 3 champions work by underrepresented filmmakers and combines experimental genres into one seamless anthology.
Produced by Full Spectrum Features NFP, Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 3 brings together the best of the city's so-called "niche" cinemas–experimental genres and works by queer filmmakers, women and people of color. The program joins those "niches" into one expansive, rich evening of film–helping general audiences experience cinematic versions of Chicago they may have never thought to access.
The short films collected in Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 3 have screened in over 30 countries and 65 cities. The work spans many disciplines, including experimental animation, observational documentary and music videos. The filmmakers run the gamut from internationally renowned auteurs to young voices, and include an Emmy-winner, a Fulbright Fellow and a Wexner resident.
Vol. 3 is co-curated by Beckie Stocchetti of the Chicago Film Office, Raul Benitez of Comfort Station and the Nightingale Cinema, and award-winning filmmaker Jim Vendiola.
Presented in collaboration with Full Spectrum Features NFP. Seating in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium is available first come, first served. A lively discussion will follow the screening.