APPLY TODAY FOR SESSION 3: Saturdays, 3:30pm-6:30pm | October 15, 2016 - December 10, 2016 (no class 11/26)
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR SESSION 3: MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640) is a non-profit media arts organization that empowers local artists to create new work through production funding, equipment access, fiscal sponsorship, and other filmmaker services and resources; encourages the professional advancement of media artists through seminars, panel discussions, lectures, rough-cut and open screenings, as well as networking events and other opportunities for artistic exchange; and nurtures the development of aspiring filmmakers of all ages by offering classes, workshops, and summer camps. Chicago Filmmakers develops diverse film-going audiences through its year-round film and video exhibition programs and the production of two annual international film festivals. The LGBTQ+ Youth Project is supported by an IMPACT Grant from the LGBT Community Fund at the Chicago Community Trust.
*Access to Chicago Filmmakers sound, video, and lighting equipment under the supervision of our highly-qualified teaching staff
*Support to produce identity-focused digital media projects during the 8-week session
*Optional CTA Pass (limited supply; first come, first served)
*Certificate of Completion upon finishing the class in good standing
*Applicants should have a sincere interest in supporting the LGBTQ+ community, regardless of how you personally identify.
*Applicants should be between 13 and 17 years old and should live in the Chicago area.
*Applicants should have a keen interest in film, video, and/or new media. No previous experience is necessary, just an interest and willingness to learn.
*Applicants should be willing to think critically about the media they consume every day and should be ready to challenge harmful stereotypes and under-representation!
*Applicants should be able to have FUN and be CREATIVE while learning about one of the coolest art forms in history.