Permits, Locations, Insurance
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Permits, Locations, Insurance

Some of the most daunting aspects of pre-production are figuring out permits, locations and insurance! Join us at Stage 18 for a panel featuring John Hundrieser from the Chicago Film Office, Location Manager, Nick Rafferty and Moderated by Film Insurance Broker, Christopher Johnson! They will answer the unanswered questions and leave you feeling ready to tackle the next step of your project!

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Open Work Day
Mar
1
10:00 AM10:00

Open Work Day

Join us for an opportunity to work in the Stage 18 offices free of charge! Drinks and food will be provided throughout the day. Space is limited. Stick around for Filmmaker Friday in which we will celebrate documentarian Colette Ghunim before she heads to Palestine to film her next project..

SEPARATE RSVP REQUIRED FOR FILMMAKER FRIDAY

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Production Send Off: Colette Ghunim, Traces of Home
Mar
1
5:00 PM17:00

Production Send Off: Colette Ghunim, Traces of Home

Production Send Off! Join Stage 18 Chicago for a community reception for doc director Colette Ghunim, before she leaves to film in Palestine!

Is it possible that some of those who immigrate never wanted to leave their countries in the first place? Traces of Home is a 60-minute film documenting the harrowing pasts of biracial filmmaker Colette Ghunim’s parents, immigrants from Palestine and Mexico, respectively. Forced to escape decades ago, they embark on a journey to find their original houses, discovering what home means along the way.

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R♀se & Shine: Uniting Chicago's Womxn Filmmakers
Feb
14
10:30 AM10:30

R♀se & Shine: Uniting Chicago's Womxn Filmmakers

Calling all womxn / girls / ladies / females / femmes / moms / thems / y'alls / babes / matriarchs / champions / filmmakers / producers / directors / editors / writers and artists! We want to invite all of the she/hers and they/thems to come and bask the presense of one another. Our goal is to build relationships, friendships, bridges, and worlds and walk away with contacts you didn't have before. Stage 18 Chicago is proud to host R♀se & Shine: Uniting Chicago's Womxn Filmmakers!

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Maximizing Production Dollars
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Maximizing Production Dollars

What would you do with $10,000? $50,000? $250,000? This panel sets out to answer those exact questions, asked and answered by the producers that have actually done it. Join us at this insightful panel on Maximizing Production Dollars! With Elizabeth Theiss, Jacquelyn Jamjoon and moderated by Jessica King.

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