Live Screening for Big Teeth Small Shorts and a Reel Chicago discount

The Big Teeth Small Shorts Film Festival is back and hosting an in-person, live screening at Burning Bush Brewery the evening of Thursday, June 9th – with special discount for Reel Chicago readers!

The short form film festival features truly independent filmmakers from across the globe – as well as some local Chicagoans – and gives attendees a chance to watch over 35 short films (under 5 minutes each) in the span of 2 hours. They’ll then vote for their favorites…all while drinking delicious craft beer and hanging out on the outdoor patio of Burning Bush Brewery.

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WHAT: Big Teeth Small Shorts Film Festival – Live Screening

WHEN: Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Doors open: 7:30pm, Film screening: Between 8-8:30pm; Ends: ~10:30pm

WHERE: Burning Bush Brewery, 4014 N Rockwell St, Chicago, IL  60618, (Cross streets Rockwell & Irving Park)

DISCOUNT: Reel Chicago readers can get $5 off advance purchase tickets using code ReelChi5off at checkout

TICKETS: $15 in advance, $20 at the door (if not sold out).

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In 2015 the Big Teeth 60-Second Film Festival started as part of the Ravenswood Art Walk on Chicago’s north side. It was a chance for friends and employees who worked at, or with, Big Teeth Productions to test their filmmaking chops outside the arena of “client work.” Each subsequent year has seen the number of films grow and the storytelling and production values soar. 

Based on feedback from filmmakers and audiences Big Teeth realized how much fun the event was for everyone and how exciting it was to unearth the talent inside of people who may not have considered themselves filmmakers before. Since it has been such a positive experience they decided to make it a regular thing – and in 2019 the Big Teeth Small Shorts Film Festival was born.

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