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Interview: Oriana Oppice of Women in Film Chicago & Their Open House on Jan. 26, 2017

WIFC logo, 2016

CHICAGO – Women in Film Chicago (WIFC) continues its role as one of the best resource and advocacy groups for women filmmakers and their supporters. The organization has roots to the 1970s, when the first WIFC group was formed in Los Angeles, and the Chicago chapter has experienced strong growth, both in numbers and what it offers to its membership. The WIFC will be celebrating all of this with their Open House, January 26th, 2017, at Columbia College in Chicago (details below).

Film News: LUNAFEST at Wilmette Theatre on April 15, 2016, Moderated by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com

LUNAFEST 2016

CHICAGO – The aim of the LUNAFEST Short Film Festival is to promote awareness regarding women’s issues, to highlight women filmmakers and to bring together women in their communities. The Wilmette (Illinois) Theatre of Chicagoland is hosting the 15th Annual LUNAFEST on April 15th, 2016 (7pm), with a screening of the main traveling program of six short films, plus two more shorts by local women filmmakers, followed by a panel discussion moderated by film critic Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com.

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