Film News: Midwest Film Festival Presents Global Kaleidoscope Night on March 25, 2024

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CHICAGO – The Midwest Film Festival presents Global Kaleidoscope Night on March 25th, 2024. The short film showcase celebrates a broad spectrum of narratives, perspectives, and identities. The filmmakers … rooted in the Midwest … bring forth stories, personal viewpoints, and emotional journeys that reach far beyond regional boundaries. The Fest is based at the Gene Siskel Film Center. For tickets and info, click GLOBAL.

The Short Film Line-Up features “Arrangements” by Thavary Krouch, “Ghareeb EP3” by Lena Elmeligy, “SISTERS” by Luke Jaden, “Cottage Grove” by George Ellzey Jr., “The Appraiser” by C.J. Arellano, “Nazar Sean” by Sankalp Raju, “I Said, No” by Gabriella Wiltz, “The Original Shareholder Experience” by Petyr Xyst and “Tonantzin Dance Company“ by Sofía Elena Ávila-Olderman. The evening begins at 6:30pm with a Networking Reception, followed by a Community Spotlight (details below), the short film screenings and an After Party at the Emerald Loop Bar & Grill in Chicago’s Loop.

March 25th, 2024, at the Gene Siskel Film Center
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In March’s Community Spotlight conversation, the Midwest Film Festival features Mezcla Media Collective, an organization committed to promoting equality. Mezcla actively challenges Chicago's historical and systemic exclusivity, providing resources for connection, instruction, and career development at the local level.

The Midwest Film Festival has been a staple in Chicago’s film community for since 2004. At the beginning of 2020, the festival was reinvented with a a new outlook and name, facilitated by Executive Director Erica Duffy. It remains one of the most influential and provocative film festivals in the city.

The Midwest Film Festival Presents Global Kaleidoscope Night, beginning at 6:30pm on Monday, March 25th, at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago. For more information on The Midwest Film Festival, click here. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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