This Saturday, May 21! RSVP to Chicagoland Shorts!

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In only a matter of days, Chi~Voices’ “Ayinde’s Video Game” piece by Frankiem Mitchell will be screening at Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 2! Make sure to RSVP and grab your tickets before they sell out. Our own Director of Photography and Editor Jovan Landry will be in the house to represent!



Ayinde’s Video Game (Excerpt of Chi~Voices) Accepted into the Chicagoland Shorts Vol. #2

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!



Chi~Voices: Accepted Into The Oak Park International Film Festival

Oak Park International Laurel

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:

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! 🙂

Chi~Voices: Accepted Into the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival


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:

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 🙂