Chicago Digital Media Fund grantees’ work to screen

Seven completed projects funded by the 2015 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund of $100,000 in grants from the Vogal Fund, administered by Chicago Filmmakers, will screen at the Chicago Cultural Center, co-presented by DCASE Tuesday, Aug. 2 starting at 6 p.m.

These web projects highlight a range of relevant social issues, from under-representation to ableism to trans bathroom bills. The films screening are:

Beyond Blind: A Guide for the Sighted,” by Matt Lauterbach, $14,000 grantee. An online instructional website that provides a nuanced understanding of sight impairment.

Laces,” by Darrell Judon, $3,500. A teen drama about racial identity and consumerism, as a teen believes a pair of basketball shoes will help him assimilate into the inner city school crowd.

McTucky Fried High: Season 2,” by Robert-Carnilius, $9,000. A witty series about the trials and tribulations of modern high school, such as racism, discrimination and religion, enacted by anthropomorphic characters.

Moving,” by Lori Felker, $14,500. A series of short hybrid fiction-documentary-experimental films that focus on the mystical qualities of powerful Chicago working women.

Rights Lab,” by Yana Kunichoff and Scrappers Film Group, $9,500. A documentary web series that explores the complex and changing world of surveillance and civil liberties.

Wolf Lake,” by Andy Resek, $14,000. A four-part doc series about Wolf Lake, a local patch of land and water recovering from years of industrial abuse and the people who live and work there.

You’re So Talented: Season 2” Sam Bailey, $19,000. A sharp and funky webseries about young artists navigating their burgeoning careers in Chicago.

At 78 E. Washington. At the 6 p.m., pre-screening reception eight recipients of the 2016 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund will be announced. Screening at 7 p.m. Free and open to all.

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