Anthology Film Archives (NYC)
Facets Cinematheque (Chicago)
Gallery 400 (University of Illinois)
Doc Films (University of Chicago)
Clinton Street Theater (Portland, OR)
Midtown Cinema (Harrisburg, PA)
J.R. Sullivan Theater (Rockford, IL)


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CHICAGOLAND SHORTS is a new short film series produced by Eugene Sun Park and Kayla Ginsburg, co-curated with Beckie Stocchetti (Kartemquin Films). The series celebrates the vastness of the Chicagoland experience, providing an outlet for cinematic voices that are underrepresented in mainstream media culture.

Chicagoland Shorts brings together the best of the so-called niche cinemas – queer, Asian American, black, experimental, etc. – culled from local film festivals, micro-cinemas, and film schools. This eclectic collection boasts award-winning films including a finalist for the 2014 Student Academy Award and the recipient of a Human Rights Award from Nielsen Reviews. Collectively, the films featured in Chicagoland Shorts have screened nationally and internationally at museums, galleries, and over 100 competitive film festivals.

 Queen of My Dreams — 3:00 — Fawzia Mirza and Ryan Logan
 Permute — 4:24 — Lydia Fu
 Jaspa’ Jenkins — 4:00 — Robert Carnilius
 Self-Deportation: The Untold Tale of a Marginal Woman — 19:28 — Eugene Sun Park
 Mae’s Journal — 12:00 — Amir George
 The Carousel, 1952-1987 — 4:00 — Amanda Taves
 Shirley’s Kids — 9:50 — Michael Paulucci
 Train — 2:00 — Valia O’Donnell
 Western Candyland — 2:30 — Robert-Carnilius
 Moms and Dads — 4:45 — Fred Frederiksen & Dylan Jones


KAYLA GINSBURG (Producer of Vol. 1) is a voracious story collector, filmmaker, and artist. A Jill-of-all-trades, her collaborative spirit and wandering toes have brought her to projects nationally and internationally, from Massachusetts to Brazil, from Poland to Chicago. Her short film Family Portrait appeared in the Five College Film Festival and her award-winning thesis, "On Our Backs with a Bad Attitude: A History of the First Lesbian Sex Magazines," is slated for publication in a forthcoming anthology on Queer Porn Studies. After graduating from Smith College with a BA in History and Film Studies, Kayla moved (back) to Chicago to pursue life as a media-maker. She is especially passionate about making films that center the margins, pursue alternate routes on alternate maps, and shamelessly embrace otherness.