The Chicago Film Society is proud to announce Celluloid Now: four days of screenings, workshops, and other events showcasing the work of analog filmmakers and artists alongside archival rediscoveries and restorations.
Opportunities to see and to show new work in analog film formats are rare. This is especially true for short films made outside of mainstream funding and distribution channels. Nonetheless, artists and filmmakers across the world remain dedicated to making and exhibiting film prints of their work in every gauge, from 8mm, super 8, 16mm, 35mm, all the way up to 70mm, pushing analog filmmaking in bold and exciting new directions.
Celluloid Now is a showcase for work that makes use of the unique properties of analog film, and an opportunity for the general public to see this work projected live.
SUBMISSIONS are now open for 2022’s Celluloid Now! Are you an analog filmmaker? Do you know and like any analog filmmakers? Send them our way! There is no fee to submit to Celluloid Now and all work that meets the criteria outlined in our submission rules will be considered. Celluloid Now accepts every kind of film: narrative, documentary, experimental, home movies, commercials, music videos, multi-projector films, kinescopes, class projects, anything! It just has to be on film. Celluloid Now will pay inbound and outbound shipping for every film in our program. Filmmakers will receive a screening fee based on the length of their work.
We are beyond thrilled that the Chicago Film Society has been approved for a Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as Multi-Year Program Support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to support Celluloid Now.
About Chicago Film Society
Chicago Film Society makes rare and classic films available to local audiences in their original forms--on 35mm and 16mm motion picture film. Our screenings spotlight the restoration efforts of archives, studios, and private collectors, as well as the experience of seeing films projected in a theater with an audience. Through an array of program notes, extended blog entries, and introductory remarks before each screening, the Chicago Film Society endeavors to bring new notions of the cultural and material history of cinema to the public. The Chicago Film Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It was established by Julian Antos, Becca Hall, and Kyle Westphal in 2011.
More information about our regular screenings and other initiatives can be found at chicagofilmsociety.org.