Welcome to Stage 18



We hold the firm belief that we have our own Hollywood of talent right here in the Midwest. A community of writers, directors, cinematographers, and storytellers that have the genius to shoot, execute and develop some of the best content our industry has yet to see. 

Stage 18 Chicago is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing programming, community, office space, and resources to independent filmmakers, visual artists, and entrepreneurs.

Whether you are an established independent producer, a crew member looking to create your own content, or a recent college graduate, we are here to help you achieve your creative dreams, professional goals, and everything in between. 

Apply today to join our community!