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Filmmaker Meetup

Our filmmaker meetup continues right in time to get your New Years Resolutions on a roll! Ready to actually make that film you've been talking about - find your next crew/inspiration/motivation! Join us on Tuesday, January 15th from 7-9pm to mix and mingle with local filmmakers. Come network and learn about projects that are looking for people right now. Maybe you have a project of your own? Looking for inspiration? Jump in, we won't bite!

Special Guest DINESH SABU

Dinesh is currently directing and producing his first feature-length documentary Unbroken Glass with Kartemquin Films, retracing the story of his parents immigration to the United States from India. He has worked with Kartemquin since 2008 in a variety of capacities including camera-person for the forthcoming American Arab. In addition to his work at Kartemquin, Dinesh works as a freelance filmmaker and educator in Chicago, shooting documentary as well as collaborating with organizations such as the University of Chicago, Chicago Justice Project, and the Old Town School of Folk Music among others. Dinesh has taught at the University of Chicago and Community TV Network from 2006 to 2009. He serves on Cinema Chicago’s Education Advisory Committee, which organizes monthly film screenings for youth, and as a board member for CTVN and the annual CineYouth Film Festival. Dinesh received a Bachelors of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of Chicago.

For the uninitiated: this bimonthly 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 anyone who is 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. Special guest speakers and community businesses will also be featured.

It's totally free for Chicago Filmmaker members, $5 for non-members. To inquire about membership, call[masked]-1447. We're bringing the drinks back and we'll be full of cool people talking film... don't miss it!

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  • Chicago F.

    Thanks so much to everyone who came out last night! It was wonderful meeting you and hearing about all the amazing projects we're producing in Chicago! Thanks for being so inspiring and we hope to hear from you soon!

    January 16, 2013

  • Kevin

    Hello everybody,

    I'm a director currently looking for other sharp brains to help with my doc series "Enemies of the State: The Evolution of Hollywood Villainy," on the relationship between Hollywood and societal fears. Producers, editors, and other creative types are welcome -- I could especially use help with pitching. Here's a promo:

    January 15, 2013

    • Kevin

      Glad we could touch base, Alan! To any others who are interested, you can drop me a line at [masked].

      January 15, 2013

    • Alan

      I'm glad we had a chance to talk. I'm looking forward to helping out on your project any way I can.

      January 16, 2013

  • Le W.

    I'm a director currently in post production for my short narrative film "One" (4k raw). I'm looking for editors, colorists, sound designers, and motion graphics folks to help me complete the film to submit to festivals starting with the Cannes on March 7th deadline. I'm especially interested in talent who have high quality / production value work experience.

    January 15, 2013

    • Matthew W.

      Hey I'm an editor and director. I will be there tonight so we can discuss this project further

      January 15, 2013

  • Matthew W.

    I am a writer/director looking for actors/actresses, DPs, producers, etc. as I have a short script that I am looking to make in the next couple of months. Thanks and looking forward to seeing you all this Tuesday!

    January 13, 2013

    • Sapna K.

      I can't make the Meetup tonight, but if you want to contact me over email, I'd love to connect: [masked]

      January 15, 2013

    • Turion W.

      Hey Matt like your work on youtube , Im try to make it tonite but we're filming our scene's tonite in adv.scene studies as the class is ending. I would like to get you my H/R +R for your up coming project or future one's.

      January 15, 2013

  • Robert G.

    Hello Everybody,
    I am coming tonight to checkout my first "Meetup," I am always excited to meet new and interesting people in the creative community. I am a freelance audio engineer by trade and have been involved in many aspects of post production and sound design for film and theatre. Some of the most fulfilling projects I have been a part of have been film; the audio and the visual together in the end is always a reward in itself. see ya soon!


    1 · January 15, 2013

  • Chicago F.

    Hi All,

    We could still use a couple volunteers to help with set-up, registration and clean-up for the event tonight! Volunteers will need to arrive by 6:30 and plan to stay until 9:30. You can still participate in the networking, get into the event for free, AND get TWO free screening passes to any CF screening! Reply to this message or email us at [masked] to volunteer!

    January 15, 2013

    • Chicago F.

      Thanks guys! We have enough volunteers for tonight! Look forward to seeing you all in a few hours!

      January 15, 2013

  • Chris R.

    Hi Everyone, Looking forward to this event. I'm filming a short film this Spring and very excited about it. Check out the trailer for my other short film, "Only Thunder".


    Chris Ramirez

    January 14, 2013

  • Dave

    I like Tue meetups but not the drinks!

    January 11, 2013

  • Ben

    I'm looking to join the crew of someone's project. I have some experience through CAN TV. I have good eyes, ears and instincts, and I work hard.

    January 6, 2013

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