These innovative shorts showcase the very best in Chicago and Illinois filmmaking across a wide variety of genres and forms.
In Tour Manager, a pregnant band manager struggles to wrangle a group of unruly rockers back into the van after an early morning set. Contaminated Memories investigates the intersections of memory and law as it reflects on a costly case of trauma and mistaken identity. 4 Corners examines gun violence in Chicago through a series of tense, spare vignettes. In Bovine, a confusing encounter plunges a rural veterinary student into a journey of self-discovery. A simple car ride transforms into a meditative journey through myth, history, and place in Saya (Pakistan/U.S.). Stay Close chronicles the underdog story of a Brooklyn fencer who overcomes a gauntlet of hardships on the road to the Olympics.