What we're about

Chicago has a vibrant indie filmmaking scene. If you're part of it, we invite you to tap into the Filmmakers in Action network to find likeminded filmmakers and screenwriters developing their craft and building their portfolio/reels.

Whether you want to produce your own short (or feature) film or get experience on someone else's, you'll find plenty of opportunities in this MeetUp group.

Pencil in the 2nd Tuesday of each month and make a point to join us for our monthly presentations and networking event. You'll have a chance to hear from an experience speaker on an advanced topic, such as webisodes, documentaries and shooting a feature film for under $15,000.

But you'll also be able to network with other filmmakers and screenwriters like you.

We will have several film projects and opportunities for members.

Do you want to be part of a film crew or cast? Make sure to add your information to our Film Crew Database ( http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoFilmmake ......).

Are you looking for volunteers for your film project? Check out our volunteers in our Film Crew Database ( http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoFilmmake ......) and also get placement in our Current Film Projects page.

Our 1-day screenwriting bootcamp last fall was such a hit that we're bringing it back this year. Once again, we'll have screenwriting professionals and teachers take you through the elements of an effective and "marketable" screenplay.

But we're also adding new workshops to provide an intensive introduction for beginners and novices. Stay tuned for more information.

Check out the Resources page at http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoFilmmake ...... for helpful tools such as screenwriting programs and formatting tips.

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Upcoming events (1)

CAST, CREW and you; 48 hours film contest and premiere in chicago theater

SATURDAY, JULY 27th IS A PLANNING MEETING, WHERE TEAMS WILL BE CREATED AND FORMED. The 48 Hour Film Project starts in Chicago on the weekend of Aug. 23-25, 2019. Where approximately 60 teams participate in creating a film in 48 hours. Filmmakers, actors, and entertainers from all over the Chicago area will compete for the best short film nomination in Chicago; with the best film going on to compete with the winning films internationally. We will meet at 11 am on Saturday, July 27th at CAN-TV Studio; located at 1309 S. Wood, Chicago. Everyone that wants to join a team as either a cast, crew or supportive service member, should come to this pre-planning meeting. We will receive our genre and qualifying element on Aug. 23rd at 7 pm. Once our genre is received, preproduction can start with writing the script, scheduling the location and talent, shooting the film, editing, and post-production. For further information on the contest go to 48hourfilm.com/chicago for details. If you are unable to attend July 27th's event, but are available during Aug 23-25 for production, please contact me for our team details and assignments. Even when we have all the senior people in place, more help is always welcome. Sincerely, Stephen Patterson Lead Organizer

Past events (139)

(CSN) Invites you to Chicago Creative Cocktail Party (CCCP) on Sunday, July 14

Mrs. Murphy's & Son's Irish Bistro - (2nd Floor) Stainglass Room

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