MFF Union & Indie Passion Projects exciting lineup

Join Midwest Film Festival and The Gene Siskel Film Center on Tuesday, September 29th at 6:00pm at the CHI-Town Movies Drive-In with a brand new themed night to celebrate the passion projects created by Union & Indie Filmmakers. 

This night is all about celebrating the short films created not only by indie filmmakers, but also members of ⁠I.A.T.S.E. 476, IGC 600, SAG-AFTRA, Emmy Academy, and The Producers Guild of America!

The line up this year includes:

Stop It — by Raj Cat & Pravin Vatt
Her Turf — by Shantel Hansen
They Grow Up So Fast — by Michael Pomaro 
Pale Frenzy — by Timothy Mather
Our Transition — by Connor O’Keefe
Hold My Horse — by Timothy Troy & William Eichler
Children Play With Fire — by Sam Johnson & JaKari Thompson
Jack And Anna — by Ksenia Ivanova
Dad Man Walking — by Clare Cooney
Fertile Myrtle — by Robin Humbert

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Along with an incredible line up of films, enjoy a never before seen virtual panel that will play between each short. MFF presents industry leaders who will share their expertise on both union & indie filmmaking, how to break into the industry, and the dos and don’ts of navigating film.

Don’t miss this chance the learn from the best!

Virtual Panelists:

Colleen Griffen — Filmmaker, Corrado Mooncoin
Jennifer Reeder — Filmmaker, Knives and Skin & Signature Move
David O’Connor — O’Connor Casting
Charles Gardner — SAG-AFTRA, Chicago President
Tim Troy — I.A.T.S.E. 476
Christy Taddeo — I.A.T.S.E. 476
Will Eichler — IGC 600
JJ Littlefield — IGC 600
Robin Humbert — Producers Guild of America & Emmy Academy

From the safety of your own vehicle, not only will you get to see an incredible line up of short films, network with potential collaborators, and learn from the virtual panel, but there will also be food and beverages available from Chi Town Grill, and merchandise from Midwest Film Festival, delivered directly to your vehicle!

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