Chicago Onscreen Local Film Festival

The Chicago Park District will screen curated films from the Chicago Feminist Film Festival as part of the Chicago Onscreen Local Film Showcase.

The Chicago Park District with the Chicago Onscreen Local Film Showcase will present its first-ever outdoor, multi-screen film festival. The festival will span three days and feature all fifteen Chicago Onscreen Official Selections with the addition of curated films from Black Cinema House, Free Spirit Media, Chicago Feminist Film Festival as sponsored by Columbia, and many other organizations.  

The Chicago Onscreen Local Film Showcase’s mission is to elevate local work from Chicago-based filmmakers. This year’s Official Selections examine the depths, backstories, and innerworkings of the city that work to expose unseen phenomena and histories.  Among the Official Selections, the Chicago Feminist Film Festival, organized by Cinema and Television Arts Assistant Professor Susan Kerns and Humanities, Hisotry and Social Sciences Assistant Professor Michelle Yates, has included several works from Columbia faculty and alum to be shown during the event. Some of the works include Nova by Cinema and Television Arts Professor Wenhwa Ts’ao, The Scary Ham by Cinema and Television Arts Professor Susan Mroz, Just Another Day by Cinema and Television Arts alu Jasmine Hart ’17, and several others. Descriptions of Chicago Feminist Film Festival works can be found here, and submissions for the 2019 Festival are now open.

A full schedule of the Chicago Onscreen Local Film Showcase Festival can be found here.

Chicago Onscreen Local Film Festival
Thursday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1
7:30–10:30 p.m.
Ping Tom Memorial Park
300 W. 19th St.
Chicago, IL 60616