Comfort Film presents
ChicagoLand Shorts Vol 3 Remix
CHICAGOLAND SHORTS is Full Spectrum Features' annual touring short film series that highlights the incredible diversity of The Windy City and its surrounding communities. The series celebrates the vastness of the Chicagoland experience and provides an outlet for those cinematic voices that often go unheard within the independent film community.
ZWISCHEN («between» in German) exists on the thin line between opposing forces. Dirt moves over light to a hand-drawn soundtrack of noise and space. 3min, 2006.
Through the voices and tools of his great grandfather, an early avant-garde filmmaker, a man explores the world as if we are living inside a movie set. 7min, 2016.
YO NO SOY ESA
Diana Delgado Pineda
On an ordinary winter afternoon, a mother does laundry and her daughter puts her clothes away. What could happen when Mom isn't looking? 6min, 2014.
The house of a family torn by domestic strife is eaten by termites as a manifestation of the tension within. 2min, 2016.
GIANTS ARE SLEEPING
The identity, transformation, and ownership of one Chicago electrical substation, exploring the relationship between human memory and architecture. 11 minutes, 2014.
A multi-media animation contrasting tourism in Rome with the experience of a Bangladeshi immigrant selling selfie sticks. 1min, 2015.
An experimental documentary depicting the daily activities of the Israel of God Church on the south side of Chicago. 18 min, 2016.
GRANDMA & ME DANCING WITH HIBARI
Elliott's grandma is awakened to dance with her favorite Japanese singer. 2min, 2016.
An exercise in holding space (vulnerability). 16 min, 2016.
Animated abstract shapes and gestures dance together in patterns suggesting ritualistic, bird-like action. 4min, 2014.
About: Inspired by this community's unparalleled diversity and artistic excellence, Full Spectrum Features has curated the best film work of women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community into Chicagoland Shorts, a traveling anthology and tribute to our city that has screened across Cook County and nationally from Seattle to New York. The filmmakers in Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 3 have collectively screened their work in over 30 countries and 65 cities throughout the world; we count in the collection an Emmy-winner, a Fulbright Fellow, and a Wexner resident. The artists in our collection are diverse, prolific, genre-bending, and quintessentially Chicago.
Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.