DOC CHICAGO: mini-conference by and for Chicago Doc filmmakers

After a year’s hiatus, DOC CHICAGO returns to bring Chicago-area documentary filmmakers together to learn from each other, exchange ideas, and connect.

The free hybrid mini-conference runs Friday, Nov 5 – Sunday, Nov 7. Friday afternoon’s sessions and Sunday’s grant writing workshop will be held online, while an in-person gathering will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Chicago Cultural Center.

To access the full schedule VISIT HERE

From panels to film screenings and a community conversation, DOC CHICAGO will offer many opportunities for local filmmakers to speak with the presenters and other attendees alike, creating a space for Chicago’s diverse documentary community to come together. Among the presenters are renown documentarians like Judy Hoffman, an early Kartemquin Films’ collective member and University of Chicago professor, along with accomplished rising media makers like Naeema Torres, Nevo Shinaar, and Latoya Flowers. Online sessions will focus on audience engagement, distribution, and local grants for documentary filmmakers along with a grant writing workshop.

All in-person portions of DOC CHICAGO will require attendees to present proof of Covid-19 vaccination and wear masks. Admission is free, but pre-registration for all sessions is required via Eventbrite: VISIT HERE

DOC CHICAGO will also include two in-person film screenings: a DOC CHICAGO Short Film Showcase with short works by both established and next generation filmmakers will be copresented with Chicago Filmmakers on Saturday evening, Nov 6. Admission is free, but preregistration is required at a separate link: VISIT HERE

DOC CHICAGO will also co-present the Chicago premiere of local filmmakers Meredith Zielke and Yoni Goldstein’s A Machine to Live In as part of the Chicago Underground Film Festival on Sun, Nov 7. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door via the CUFF festival schedule: VISIT HERE


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