Advertising Community Shorts night lineup


Midwest Independent
Film Festival’s
popular annual
industry tradition
tomorrow night at
Landmark Century

The advertising and independent filmmaking communities converge for an inspiring night of short films as First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival hosts its tenth annual Advertising Community Shorts Night on Tuesday, November 5th.

The evening will open at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception on the 4th floor Century Bar of the Landmark Century Cinema space (2828 N. Clark St.), followed by a discussion Panel at 6:30. A Q&A session with the filmmakers will immediately follow the 7:30 p.m. film screening, followed by an after party also at the Landmark.

For tickets and additional info, click on this. See below for the films screening at this year’s Advertising Community Shorts Night.

The lineup

PNEUMA (dir. Partick Lewtschanyn), a story of transformation and light

DIVINO NIÑO | PLASTIC LOVE (dir. Alec Basse and Max Moore), the misadventures of a woman getting a massage from a robot

HENCHMAN (dir. Mike Roe), set in the gold era of the spy genre, this film is a day-in-the-life of a mild-mannered footsoldier considering the tradeoffs that come with protecting an evil genius

WELL DONE (dir. Brian Ernst) is the story of a man who needs his co-worker BBQ to go off without a hitch

QUEERS, EPISODE 1: RICH GAYS (dir. Michael Starcevich), in this episode, a hopeful brunch goes so wrong it’s right

MILK AND COOKIES (dir. Patrick Mulvaney and Andrew Ramsay), the story of a young girl navigating her world with self-awareness and focus

E.R.A.M. . (dir. William Schneider), the story of six people together by chance as they wait to be seen in a E.R

KILLING IRMA (dir. Sarah Clark) the story of two best friends after a terminal diagnosis

THE MAN RESTORING ROCK AND ROLL (dir. Alec Pieper) a documentary about Geoff Benge, who has been building and restoring guitars for over 25 years, working on instruments for The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, and others

CELLULOID (dir. Curtis Matzke), a documentary made as part of Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre celebrating its 90th anniversary earlier this year

LAST STRAW (dir. Lance Catania), a haunting character study about a Chicago cop and an unnerving day on the job)


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