Midwest Indie Fest reveals Ad Community Shorts lineup

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Working with
a jury of pros
from the likes of
Quriosity, The Mill,
and The Onion,
MIFF and AICP present
the popular program Nov. 6

(Chicago — 22 October 2018) The Midwest Independent Film Festival, in partnership with AICP Midwest, has announced the program lineup for the 2018 Advertising Community Shorts Night, an annual event showcasing the work of commercial filmmakers in Chicago and the Midwest.

This year’s Advertising Community Shorts Night screening selections include a variety of film genres including animation, documentary, experimental, comedy, and music videos that address subject matter including gun violence, tattoos, breast cancer, relationships, and ways in which children look to understand the world around them.

“This program showcases and celebrates the range of talent and passion in this segment of the Midwest filmmaking community, and shows an increasing shift towards honoring the importance of storytelling from many points of view, especially from historically underrepresented voices,” said Amy Guth, the festival’s Executive Director of the annual event.
 

THE LINEUP
We Do Too
Produced / Directed by Meghan Sims
An emotional look at siblings’ memories in experimental short.

Grace
Produced/Directed by Rachel Pikelny
A look at a young woman’s life after breast cancer in documentary short.

Lullaby Theories: CeralFluid | The Soul of A Circle
Produced / Directed by Clara Lehmann and Jonathan Lacocque
An exploration of curiosity, sleep, and space in animated shorts.

Denhorn
Directed by Brandon Kapelow, Executive Produced by Jennifer Goodridge and Laurie Adrianopoli
A magical, imagined world in music video / short.

Penelope
Directed / Written / Co-Produced by Patrick Lewtschanyn, Co-Produced by Laura Thapthimkuna
A high-tech battle between pets of the future.

4 Corners
Director Andre Muir
A community struggles with the impact of gun violence in narrative short.

4 Leaf Clover | Rock N’Roll | Symphony
Director Andre Muir
Love, romance, and a modern take on 1950’s retro in music videos

 
The event — which is part of the Midwest Independent Film Festival’s First Tuesdays event series — will take place at Landmark Century Cinema, 2828 N. Clark St., on Tuesday Nov. 6. The program will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by an educational panel discussion at 6:30 p.m., screening at 7:30 p.m., followed immediately after by Grand Jury Prize presentation and filmmaker Q&A. Please visit midwestfilm.org to reserve tickets.

 
THE JURY
JORE ARNA DIRECTOR PRODUCER   |   JEFF BECK VML   |   JENNIFER BLUFORD AGENCY TEN35    |   GERMAN CHAVEZ TCG COLLECTIVE    |   BRITTANY MARIE FORSTER FCB    |   ERIC FLINN THE ONION    |   ETHAN GUMBERMAN REACH CREATIVE    |   LIZ KOZAK SECOND CITY COMMUNICATIONS    |   JENNIFER LUMPKIN QURIOSITY    |   MATT MARCUS R/GA | SARA MARTIN mcgarrybowen    |   CIARA MEDINA FLUENT 360    |   JIM MYERS SIMON MYERS    |   OISIN O’DRISCOLL THE MILL    |   JOSEPH TIPRE FCB    |   MARIE WALZ PACO COLLECTIVE

 
Send your event updates to Reel Chicago Editor Dan Patton, dan@reelchicago.com.

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