Tickets now on sale for the Kartemquin Spring Showcase

The 3rd annual Kartemquin Spring Showcase invites you to enjoy exclusive previews of never-before-seen footage from four of our upcoming documentaries, and give your feedback directly to the filmmakers in the theater and in a post-screening reception. Serving as both a window into our process and an opportunity to impact the future of these works-in-progress, this event embodies the Kartemquin spirit of collaborative creation and meaningful audience engagement. TICKETS NOW ON SALE: http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/kartemquin_spring_showcase_2014 Friday, May 2nd at 8:30pm, with a filmmaker reception to follow for all ticketholders Gene Siskel Film Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 164 N State St, Chicago, IL. Tickets $11, GSFC Members $6. Continued

In-Progress Previews for In the Game

In the Game presents a work in progress screening at the Belcourt, a nonprofit theater, in Nashville, TN on March 29. The screening is part of a film program that celebrates girls and women in sports. This screening also marks the beginning of a partnership between the Belcourt and Casa Azafrán, a nonprofit collaborative who's mission is to create community among a diverse population. Immediately following the film, director Maria Finitzo, will participate in a Q&A via Skype. She welcomes the opportunity to hear audience feedback. Continued

Get advice on crowdfunding and interactive storytelling from KTQ filmmakers and staff

Chicago Filmmakers is offering three free workshops this March featuring "local industry leaders in association with the 2014 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund." A bevy of Kartemquin staff, producers and KTQ Labs graduates will be offering advice at the sessions. Check out the details, presenters and featured films below: NET VIRALITY: Getting It Seen Sunday, March 2nd // 11AM - 2PM Continued

Chicago Women Leaders reflect on Title IX and In the Game

In the Game, Kartemquin's in-progress documentary about the current state of women's sports after 40 years of Title IX legislation, was the catalyst for a discussion last week among The Chicago Network, a group of the city's leading female executives. A group of around 100 successful women attended the event to share their own stories of the impact of Title IX, before Emily Barr, President and General Manager of Chicago's ABC affiliate station, introduced In the Game director/producer Maria Finitzo, who presented the film's 9-minute demo. The room responded strongly to the evidence of gender discrimination shown in the demo, which also features Chicago Sky Chairman Margaret Stender, a panelist that evening. Also representing the film were producer Mary Morrisette, Kartemquin executive director Justine Nagan, and production associates Shu Ling Yong (a former Kartemquin intern) and Kristina Eschmeyer. Continued

The Unfinished Work of Title IX

Read a great profile of Kartemquin's in-progress documentary In the Game in the Chronicle of Higher Education article "Upcoming Film Depicts Title IX’s Unfinished Work In Urban Schools". The article puts In the Game in the Kartemquin lineage with Hoop Dreams, stating that we are "turning once again to an urban neighborhood for a film about sports and society." Maria Finitzo's in-progress film will focus on the impact of Title IX legislation on creating an equal playing field for girls. Read the full article. Continued

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