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Podtalk: Writer/Director Brittani Ward on World Debut of ‘Single Car Crashes,’ Mar. 15, 2024

Single Car Crashes

CHICAGO – The World Premiere of a debut feature film is one of the most important days for the production company and in this case Brittani Ward, the writer and director. ‘Single Car Crashes,” a made-in-Chicagoland film, will have its World Premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California, on March 15th, 2024.

Podtalk: Alyssa Thordarson of ‘Paper Planes,’ at AfterImage Film Fest, April 15, 2023

CHICAGO – Another Chicago creator has a World Premiere. Alyssa Thordarson, who makes her director debut with Michael Glover Smith, will present the short “Paper Planes” at the AfterImage Film Fest (Fox Valley, Illinois) on April 15, 2023.

Film News: Premiere of ‘Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 7’ at Gene Siskel Film Center, Sep. 2, 2021

Chicagland Shorts Vol. 7

CHICAGO – For years, Full Spectrum Features has delivered a yearly highlight reel of local Chicago filmmakers producing the area’s best short films. The latest, “Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 7,” is an eclectic collection of voices speaking on subjects such as relationships, trauma and memories. The World Premiere of Vol. 7 is Thursday, September 2nd, 2021, at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. For more info and tickets, click here.

Film News: ‘Skeletons in the Closet’ World Premiere at Chicago’s Davis Theater, Sep. 7th, 2018

Skeletons in the Closet

CHICAGO – The Chicago film scene will be vibrating again on Friday, September 7th, 2018, when the new locally-made film “Skeletons in the Closet” makes its World Premiere at the Davis Theater in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. The horror movie is being presented by Cow Lamp Films, the Midwest’s first and only indie film/TV distributor, in association with Windy City Horrorama. “Skeletons…” screens at 9pm, get more details and ticket info by clicking here.

Film News: ‘Manlife: The Last of Lawsonians’ Wins Audience Award at 2017 Chicago Underground Film Festival

Manlife

CHICAGO – The 24th Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) wrapped on June 4th, 2017, and announced their award winners on June 7th. Taking the Audience Award, the top prize at CUFF, was the closing night film “Manchild: The Last of the Lawsonians.” As a bonus, the 96 year-old star of the film, Merle Lawson, got the opportunity to bask in the limelight, as he appeared on behalf of the film.

Film News: CUFF Closing Night Film is ‘Manlife: The Last of the Lawsonians’ on June 4, 2017

Manlife

CHICAGO – It’s been five days of off-the-wall cinema, filmmaker appearances, afterparty happenings and showing off the emerging Logan Square neighborhood. The 2017 Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is wrapping up on Sunday, June 4th, with a day of film presentations, culminating with the special U.S. and World Premiere of “Manlife: The Last of the Lawsonians.”

Film News: Female Filmmakers Night at Midwest Independent Film Festival on Aug. 2, 2016

Female Filmmakers Night...MIFF

CHICAGO – The inroads of female filmmakers in cinema not only benefits our cultural reflection, but also offers points of view that are often different in their creative scope and storytelling ability. The Midwest Independent Film Festival – the “First Tuesday” Chicago happening – presents a program of women-centric shorts films on “Female Filmmakers Night,” Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016. For more information, click here.

Interview: Alonzo Alcaraz on ‘One Night Stand’ at Chicago Latino Film Festival on April 15, 2016

One Night Stand

CHICAGO – One of the most exciting days for any filmmaker is the World Premiere of their first feature film. Alonzo Alcaraz will be experiencing that excitement at the 2016 Chicago Latino Film Festival as the the World Premiere of “One Night Stand” is screened on Friday evening, April 15th. For details, click here.

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