Join the Midwest Film Festival for a special evening celebrating Homecoming Night, a virtual gathering of homegrown Midwestern talent and stories. The evening begins Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 6:00 PM with a pre-screening panel, then a showcase of the works of eight filmmakers, finishing the evening with a filmmakers Q&A.
The Midwest Film Festival is the nation’s only film festival solely dedicated to the Midwest filmmaker, presenting audiences with regionally produced independent cinema every other month.
This year-round film festival sits proudly at the center of the independent film scene in Chicago and the Midwest. We are dedicated to strengthening the Midwest filmmaking community by consistently showcasing its talent, providing educational resources, and creating space in which community members can cultivate organic relationships.
Finding Pathways for Homegrown Talent
Join MFF for an engaging discussion between creative individuals who have forged paths to success in the production industry. The panel will feature a special highlight about programs that are aimed to support youth who are interested in pursuing a career in film. Panelists include those who have both organized and been participants of these programs, and they will share their experience and knowledge.
The Reversal By Jen Boles
Ray & The Agave By James Kozar
Alone Together By Katie Sponseller
Changing the Disciple By Kamelya Alexan
Patois By Andre Muir & Danielle Alston
Common Questions By Jessica Batson
The Audition By Eric Liberacki
Chicken By Emma Li
The Filmmaker’s Q&A:
Tap into the minds of the creatives themselves to learn more about their process, what creating during quarantine looked like, and what inspired their films. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions through the comments section that will be presented and answered live.
This is a virtual event. General admission is $10. All ticket holders will receive a link one hour prior to the start of the event with instructions on accessing the virtual event. This event is available to audiences worldwide.