IFA Block Party celebrates the growth of the Chicago film industry

IFA Chicago’s inaugural Fall Into Film Block Party event, celebrates the growth of the film industry in Chicago, the arts, creatives & filmmakers, and the local community.

Whether you are a creator/filmmaker, member of the community, sponsor, business in the neighborhood or a local community member…all those looking to support our mission – this event is for you!

“We believe Chicago’s brilliant, established and evolving film community needs the foundational support to live and thrive right here in our city. That’s why our non-profit was born with a mission to provide the community and resources needed to build a diverse and sustainable industry of independent content creators. We will be hosting this celebration designed to cultivate community, celebrate film in Chicago, and to help us continue to fulfill our mission,” said Angie Gaffney, Executive Director of IFA Chicago.


Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 4-7 p.m. CDT

Cinespace Chicago Film Studios
2621 West 15th Place
Chicago, IL 60608 (This is an outdoor event.)

Tickets vary in price and can still be purchased HERE on Eventbrite


The Chicago Food Truck Hub will be bringing three popular city food trucks:
Chicago Lunchbox, La Humita On Wheels, The Fat Shallot.

Live music will be provided by DJ Nurotic from 103.5 KISS FM.

There is a virtual component – a Silent Auction – that attendees can bid on with prizes that include experiences with film industry professionals and other neat prizes. The auction closes October 23 at 6:30 p.m. CDT. Winners will be announced at the Block Party.

In partnership with Chicago Made Shorts, a Filmmaker’s Tent will feature short films by IFA Members. Curation and selection will be by Chicago Made Shorts.

Attendees will need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. COVID rapid testing will be provided to all attendees on-site by Loop Medical Center.

This event will be brought to life with support from Wintrust and Acheron Productions.

Local film industry vendors: B. H. Wimp Insurance Agency, Camera Ambassador, Chicago Acting in Film (CAFM) MeetUp Group, Lakefront Pictures, Mezcla Media Collective.

Local businesses from the Lawndale community: Beelove Cafe, Boxing Out Negativity, Del-Kar Pharmacy, Ivy Care, Lawndale Reads, Love Blooms Here, Nanna & Poppa LLC dba The Rideshare Safety Partition Company, Pixie Dust Salts, Principle Barbers, We Luv Trinkets.

Sponsors: Acheron Productions, AbelCine, Belmont Bank & Trust, Mr. Jeffrey Heksh and Ms. Rosemary Burke, CineCity, Illinois Production Alliance, Loop Medical Center, Periscope Post & Audio, Pilot Project Brewing, Roxstar Locations, Second City Sound, Sunbelt Rentals, Wintrust Community Banks.


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