Patrick Lives On will hosts its fourth annual film showcase featuring locally made short films, commercials, feature teasers, and videos on Saturday, March 7, at Resolution Studios, 2226 W Walnut St, Chicago.
Sponsored by Resolution and Rivers Casino, the event is a wonderful networking opportunity and fundraiser, offering guests a chance to rub elbows with local celebrities and industry professionals will also be benefitting Patrick Lives On, an anti-violence nonprofit organization.
Nibbles and drinks will be supplied by numerous fine Chicago eating establishments, and a raffle will offer numerous prizes including $5K-to-$10K film equipment rental packages, $500 wine and tastings, and much more.
Tickets by suggested donations are $50 online, $30 for students, and $60 day of. For purchase and additional information, click here.
A worthy cause
Last year’s showcase drew more than 300 attendees and raised $30,000. The money funds individual scholarships, academic and afterschool programs, and anti-violence short films and PSAs.
“This event is an opportunity for our local film community to share their work with their peers, friends, and family, while helping to raise funds for a worthy cause,” says Patricia Frontain, Founder and President of Patrick Lives On. “My son, Patrick, lives on to encourage all filmmakers to create and share their stories through film.”
The organization works to keep Chicago area youth safe and engaged. It provides financial assistance to junior high and high school students for extra-curricular activities to lead a positive and productive life.
The Patrick Boswell Courage Award was established for Chicago Metro 8th graders to encourage and reward students who resist violence. Patrick Lives On’s message is distributed through the production of public service announcements, anti-violence and inspirational-themed short-films, and charity fundraising events designed to drive community and corporate awareness.
BE STRONG. Use Words, Not Violence.