CHICAGOLAND SHORTS is Full Spectrum Features' annual touring short film series that highlights the incredible diversity of The Windy City and its surrounding communities. The series celebrates the vastness of the Chicagoland experience and provides an outlet for those cinematic voices that often go unheard within the independent film community.
This collection is Full Spectrum Features' flagship program and embodies our mission to provide a platform for the intersecting work of people of color, women, and LGBTQ filmmakers, while showcasing genre- and boundary-pushing short films. Along with highlighting underrepresented voices, the program also combines genres often considered "niche" – experimental, observational doc, dance, found footage, silent – into one engaging package that mainstream audiences may never even consider.
CHICAGOLAND SHORTS, in its first two volumes, has already screened across the Chicagoland area and coast-to-coast in venues such as Anthology Film Archives in New York City and Northwest Film Forum in Seattle. Both are available on DVD and VOD. The collection's third volume will premiere at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago on May 30, 2017.
EUGENE SUN PARK has written, produced, and directed numerous short films which have gone on to play at film festivals, micro-cinemas, and on broadcast television. His short film, 1000 Li, premiered on Time Warner Cable in New York as part of NET’s Faith Film Festival. Eugene's feature-length screenplay, Michael's Story, was recently selected as the winner of the Screenplay Competition at the 37th Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) in New York City. Eugene is also a 2014 recipient of an IAS Artist Project Grant from the Illinois Arts Council, which supported the completion of Self-Deportation: The Untold Tale of a Marginal Woman. He is producer and founder at Full Spectrum Features.
DANE HAIKEN is the Program Director of Full Spectrum Features, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to increasing diversity in film and media. He is the founder and director of FSF's Summer Youth Program in collaboration with After School Matters, the program director of Chicagoland Shorts, an annual touring short film anthology, and associate producer for The Orange Story, a cinematic digital history project funded in part by a $160,000 grant from the National Park Service. He is also a film programmer with the Chicago Onscreen Series and the Chicago International Children's Film Festival.