Midwest Independent Film Festival Celebrates Annual Female Filmmakers Night with New Jury Prize

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After that Thursday, August 7th, Chicago’s year-round Midwest Independent movie Festival will hold its annual Female Filmmakers Night. Occurring at 6 p.m. at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, the event will feature a showcase of shorts that have been all created by females, as selected by a jury of females. And also for the very first time ever before, the best of these selections will receive a Grand Jury reward, of which RogerEbert.com editor-in-chief Chaz Ebert will show.  

Ebert will serve as Honorary Chair when it comes to jury, which include Erica Duffy from Camera Ambassador, Melissa Barany from VML, Jan Hiegglke from NewCity, Diane Quon from Kartemquin movies, Marina Killion from Optimus, Chakka Reeves from complimentary Spirit Media, and Orianna Oppose from Women in movie. 

Photo credit: Daniel Patton/Reel Chicago

in accordance with the MIFF internet site, the live-action and animated shorts included are “films that target subject things including Title IX, handicaps, physical violence against women, and women in traditionally male roles.” These types of games are the U.S. premiere of writer/director Wendy Roderweiss’ “Stage Four,” about a 25-year relationship post-affair; Kailyne R. Waters’ “The Go Cart,” about a shopping cart’s look for meaning; the experimental short “Atoms of Ashes” by Maggie Scranton; Moira Hamilton’s “As of today,” which is getting its United States premiere, which examines “partner violence on college campuses.” (For the full roster associated with short pants playing on Female Filmmakers evening, click the link.)

Talking with Daniel Patton of Reel Chicago, MIFF’s new administrator director Amy Guth shared the idea behind this huge moment when it comes to event: “We really wanted to very thoughtfully curate a team of women in management roles in Chicago movie to offer about this jury for the first time previously on Female Filmmaker evening,” she states. “I think it’s only a means of elevating and celebrating the event more and including another dimension and level to the night and extremely involving even more members of the city in creating it.”

The Midwest Overseas Film Festival’s annual Female Filmmakers Night, sponsored by Canon, starts at 6 p.m., and can take place at Chicago’s Landmark Century Centre Cinema. For additional information regarding event and to get passes, click. To learn more about the Midwest International Film Festival, which meets every First Tuesday each month, click here. 

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