Newcity Announces This Year's Film 50 / by Dane Haiken

Newcity’s fourth annual Film 50 list came out today, showcasing the top fifty Chicago filmmakers creating quality work that reflects and uplifts our community.  This year’s roster features six artists whose work has been produced or distributed by Full Spectrum Features. We are proud to have worked with so many powerful local voices including:

6. Jennifer Reeder, director of Signature Move; director of "Girls Love Horses" (featured in Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 2)

15. Fawzia Mirza, writer and lead actor of Signature Move; director of "The Queen of My Dreams" (featured in Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 1)

27. Jim Vendiola, director of “Violets” (featured in Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 2); curator of the upcoming Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 3

36. Lonnie Edwards, director of “Parietal Guidance” (featured in Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 2)

42. Chris Rejano, director of photography for Signature Move

47. John Wong, sound designer and mixer for The Orange Story and Signature Move

(Be sure to check out Lonnie Edwards’ featured cover story interview where he discusses “Parietal Guidance.” )

Full Spectrum Features is committed to supporting filmmaking that reflects the Chicago community. We're excited to see so many of our affiliated artists on this list, and we hope to continue collaborating with these artists who champion our city with their work.