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A showcase of Chicago's new wave of independent cinema

Filmmakers typically underrepresented in mainstream media are at the forefront of media-making in Chicago right now.

Inspired by this community's unparalleled diversity and artistic excellence, Full Spectrum Features has curated film work of women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community into Chicagoland Shorts, a traveling anthology and tribute to our city that will screen across Cook County and nationally from Seattle to New York.

The filmmakers in Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 4 have screened their films at festivals such as Cannes, Tribeca, Sundance, Berlin, Vienna, Rotterdam, and Chicago International, and have won numerous awards. Their work spans many disciplines, including dance, experimental, and science fiction. The artists in our collection are diverse, prolific, genre-bending, and quintessentially Chicago.

Curated by:
Raul Benitez (Lead Programmer) - Comfort Film
Lori Felker - Filmmaker, Professor
Sarah Rubin - Reeling Film Festival
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh - "They", "Needle"


upcoming screenings

Spectacle Theater (Theatrical Run), Brooklyn - July 4, July 12, July 16, July 26

The Nightingale, Chicago - July 12

Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles - August 11

Northwest Film Forum, Seattle - August 12

Block Cinema, Chicago - August 16

Beverly Arts Center, Chicago - August 22

Bezazian Library, Chicago - September 26

...more coming soon! 



Click here for director bios.


Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 4 is presented with generous support from our sponsors and partners:

WBEZ 91.5 Chicago (Media Partner)
Periscope (Tour Sponsor)