**Free panel; ticket does not guarantee entry. Admission is subject to venue capacity and is first come, first served.**
Chicago has become an exciting hot bed for the creation of queer film projects, particularly web series. With funders such as the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund and producers including Full Spectrum Features, the time has finally come for creators of LGBTQ content to step forward and find a broader audience for their stories online. Sample episodes from Chicago-based web series will be screened, followed by a panel discussion with local industry professionals who can speak to the unique advantages and challenges faced by queer independent filmmakers in Chicago.
Panelists will include long-time local Eugene Sun Park of Full Spectrum Features and new-to-Chicago filmmaker Morgan Jon Fox, Rachel Relman, writer/director of KINGS & QUEENS (showing during shorts program DRAG GEEKS & SCHEMERS at 3:30pm after the panel), Robin Carnilius, multimedia artist, creator of MCTUCKY FRIED HIGH and actor and comedian Jason Stuart (plays in short film HANK screening on Saturday at 5:15pm in BEHIND CLOSED DOORS).
Program includes a screening of the following episodes:
Brown Girls, episode 4
Directed by Sam Bailey & written by Fatimah Asghar
America in Transition, episode Love
Directed by Andre Perez
The T, episode 1 & 2
Written and directed by Bea Cordelia & Daniel Kyri
Brujos, episode Aries
Directed by Ricardo Gamboa