Filmworkers and Vitamin Go to Bat for Nutri-Grain

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Filmworkers and Vitamin recently provided visual effects and post-production services for a new, national spot about a family of vampires who learn to love mornings thanks to Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain. Conceived by Leo Burnett, Chicago, the spot opens on a vampire couple who are interviewed in their suburban home. Admitting they weren’t “morning people,” the couple tells how their lives have been turned upside down by the crunchy taste of Nutri-Grain Fruit Crunch Bars.

Read the details in Screen HERE.

Female Filmmakers Night Presented by the Midwest Independent Film Festival


We can’t wait to see you Tuesday… our 2013 Female Filmmakers lineup is set!  This year’s roster includes Oscar nominated directors, films loaded with festival laurels making their Chicago Premiere with us and much more… all from talented women throughout Chicago and the Midwest.  Click here to find out which shorts made our 2013 Female Filmmakers Night   

If you have any questions or comments about our upcoming First Tuesday festivities, please feel free to shoot me an e-mail at

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday, May 7th for our Female Filmmakers Night at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema!


Mike McNamara
Director of Programming
First Tuesdays with the Midwest Independent Film Festival

Moving Pictures at Columbia Chicago May 7th


Join us Tuesday, May 7th from 5-8 for:

Moving Pictures

at Columbia College Chicago

Students and faculty of Columbia’s Film & Video Department cordially invite you as we highlight the talent of our graduating seniors and graduate students in all areas and concentrations of Film & Video.

This very special event is on Tuesday, May 7th from 5-8pm. Please join us in Film Row at 1104 S. Wabash (8th Floor) for a glass of wine and a catered reception while mingling with other industry professionals and enjoying a showcase of our graduates latest reels.

As a respected professional in this Industry, your input and guidance is invaluable to our students. Please click on the link(s) below for more information and to RSVP.

5-6pm: Keynote Speaker from our industry (to be announced!)

6-8:00pm: Screening of reels, FrameWork Interviews and networking reception

See you there!

Moving Pictures is part of Industry Events 2013, Columbia’s premier series of showcases, reviews, and receptions for graduating students, running now through May 17th. See the schedule and more info at

AICE Nominates Chicago’s Beast, Red Car, Utopic and Optimus

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Cut+Run Scores Six Finalists; The Whitehouse, MacKenzie Cutler, Rooster, jumP, EditBar Tied with Four Noms Apiece

CHICAGO, April 25, 2013, A SHOOT Staff Report — Finalists for the 2013 AICE Awards have been selected by the judges, with the winners to be announced and honored during a gala ceremony on May 16 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.

Congrats to Beast Chicago for leading the way in nominations for AICE. Read about the other contenders RED CAR CHICAGO , Company 3utopic and Optimus in Shoot HERE.

Chicago Int’l Film Festival’s 2013 International Screenings Program: Five Months of FREE FILMS!

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Cinema/Chicago, together with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and our consular and cultural partners, is pleased to present the 10th Annual International Screenings Program…

This free weekly series showcases 20 feature films and 7 short films from around the world, along with a program of local shorts, that are not widely available in the U.S. Embodying a range of genres and styles from laugh-out-loud comedies and quirky coming-of-age dramas to politically-tinged love stories and inspiring documentaries, these films celebrate the richness of the human experience.

International Screenings is the highlight event of the International Connections Program, whose committee members include representatives from various consulates and cultural organizations in Chicago. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to theater capacity. Films are unrated. Viewer discretion is advised.

Details HERE.