Director Shiri Burston and Creative Producer Jessica Estelle Huggins collaborated to create AYINDE’S VIDEO GAME, a cinematic interpretation of Frankiem Mitchell’s virtuosic spoken word piece that uses the language of video games to comment on violence in Chicagoland. See it exclusively in Chicagoland Shorts Vol #2 program by Full Spectrum Features!
Maryland International Film Festival will be Chi~Voices’ first film festival showing outside of Illinois! How exciting! If you are near Hagerstown, Maryland on April 1-3, Go support our film, Chi~Voices: A Poetic Film Series!
Learn more about MarylandIFF: http://www.marylandiff.com/
2015 Oak Park International Film Festival: Theme this year, Citizen-Artist Cinema
Check out the write up in the Chicago Tribune about the impact that the films, including Chi~Voices created at this year’s Oak Park International Film Festival.
This past weekend was incredible for the #ChiVoices Crew! Take a look at some of the photos that were taken with the cast, crew and supporters. Stay tuned for more updates
It’s an honor to announce that Chi~Voices has been accepted into the Oak Park International Film Festival next
Saturday September 19th 12-4pm at the beautiful Oak Park Public Library (Veterans Room): 834 Lake St. ~ Citizen-Artist Cinema: https://www.facebook.com/oakparkfilmfest
This festival is FREE and OPEN to the public! There will be a reception, along with 7 film screenings (including Chi~Voices) and a Q&A will the filmmakers. Representing Chi~Voices will be Creator&Creative Producer, Jessica Estelle Huggins, Director, Shiri Burson and Chi~Voices Featured Poet (Also Oak Park Native), Edye Deloch-Hughes.
Hope to see you all there!
It’s an absolute honor for everyone involved in this production: The crew, talent, donors and all supporters to announce that Chi~Voices has been accepted into the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival OPENING NIGHT next Friday September 18th 6-8pm following a mixer at Blue 1647!
The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival is one of the most highlighted independent and international film festivals in Chicago! The Festival will take place at the lovely Icon theatre in Downtown Chicago: 1011 S Delano Ct, Chicago, IL 60605
Red Carpet at 6pm — Take pictures and get your one on one interviews with the filmmakers
Welcome Announcement from the Festival Founders at 6:30pm: Todd Belcore and Emile Cambry Jr
6:45-8:30pm: Three independent films (including Chi~Voices) will be screened follwowing a short Q& A with the filmmakers
*Purchase your tickets here: http://www.chicagosocialchange.org/#tickets
9pm: Mixer at Emile Cambry Jr’s beautiful tech space in Pilsen, Blue 1647: 1647 South Blue Island Chicago, IL. 60608
Come out, support all of the incredible work from the other filmmakers, have food and drinks with us afterwords! Hope to see you there
*Photo (From Left to Right) Corey Maurice (Actor of Chi~Voices), Jovan Landry (DP/Editor of Chi~Voices), McKenzie Franklin (Actress of Chi~Voices) and Jessica Estelle Huggins (Creator & Creative Producer of Chi~Voices)
What a grand night! On Wednesday August 19, 2015, Chi~Voices premiered at the Black Harvest Film Festival! The cast and crew were excited to showcase 2 years of hard work to our Chicago Family. Here are more pictures from that awesome night! Stay tuned for more updates. As always, thank you all for your continued love, support and positivity.