2018 Comedy Short Film Showcase

May. 01, 2018
6:00pm - 9:30pm
$10 - $15
@Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

**Just Added!**  PRODUCERS PANEL:  Crowdfunding – What’s it good for?
A panel of filmmakers gets real about what works, what doesn't and what creators should know before they decide to crowd fund. The panelists are: Deja Harrell and Iman Sharabash (Seeds), Larry Ziegelman (Geek Lounge) and Michael Glover Smith (Rendezvous in Chicago). Moderated by Julie Keck, filmmaker and Seed & Spark's Head of Education and Outreach.

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May 1st is the Midwest Independent Film Festival 2018 Comedy Shorts Night!

We are proud to present an evening full of short films and web series that are guaranteed to make you forget your troubles. . . or at least laugh about them.

Featuring the FESTIVAL PREMIERE of GUMBO AND STREET RAT, director Ned Baker’s tale of bored home invaders; a SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK of CODE-SWITCHED, Karan Sunil’s sit-com about five South Asian Millennials trying to make it in Chicago; the WORLD PREMIERE of THE BIG SLIP, a spoof on the film noir detective story shot on Super 8 film, by Eliaz Rodriguez; The MIDWEST PREMIERE of GEEK LOUNGE, Larry Ziegelman's web series following a group of lovable geeks at their favorite watering hole; SEA-TECTIVES, Indiana animator Christopher Dobbs, Jr. tale about two crime-solving crustaceans; and SEEDS, Deja Harrell and C.J. Thomas’ hilarious take on female friendships and early adulthood.

OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN (Brad Riddell and Anna Maria Hozian) and F*CK YES (Jessica King) round out the evening’s web series.

Additional short films include  LOCKER ROOM TALK (Penny Penniston) and Pizza Night (Aaron Fronk).

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6:00pm  Cocktail Reception

6:30pm  Producers Panel

7:30pm  2018 Comedy Shorts Night

9:30pm  After party

Advance Registration for this event is closed. Visit midwestfilm.tix.com to purchase tickets for upcoming Midwest Independent Film Festival events.

2018 Comedy Shorts Night