This bi-monthly networking event provides a chance for filmmakers to meet and collaborate on projects. Are you a screenwriter looking for a producer? A director looking for a director of photography? This event is open to all talents and disciplines who are interested in making independent media: editors, actors, art directors, composers, make-up artists... Bring your resume and business cards, and we’ll handle the rest.
Join us for the first Meet(UP) with the Filmmakers event of the year! Filmmakers are welcome to network and discuss works-in-progress during the first hour of this event.
During the second hour, meet up with our featured guest for the evening, filmmaker, Michael Glover Smith, recipient of the Gene Siskel Film Center's Star Filmmaker award in 2017 and Newcity Chicago's "Film 50" list in 2018. Michael Glover Smith's debut feature, Cool Apocalypse (2015), won multiple awards at festivals across the U.S. and screened at Chicago's prestigious Gene Siskel Film Center. His second feature, Mercury in Retrograde, won the top prizes at the 2018 Tallahassee Film Festival and the 2017 Full Bloom Film Festival and was the subject of a rave review by the Chicago Sun-Times' Richard Roeper who wrote: "Smith has a deft touch for dialogue, creating six distinct characters who look and sound like people we know...a smart, funny, quietly effective and authentic slice of older millennial life." His third feature which recently had its premiere at the Siskel Film Center, Rendezvous in Chicago, was the Audience Choice award winner during its premiere at the 2018 Adirondack Film Festival.
This event is free for Chicago Filmmakers members and $5 for non-members. As a friendly reminder, free parking is available in our side lot. Both parking and our main entrance are located off of Hollywood Ave.