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

Nelson Carvajal (Fandor / IndieWIRE)
Laura Wilson (Kindling Group)

INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING: Models for Film and Media makers
Saturday, March 8th // 11AM - 2PM

Jack C. Newell - HOW TO BUILD A SCHOOL IN HAITI (a KTQ Labs graduate)
Dan Rybicky - ALMOST THERE
Brian Ashby and David Schalliol - THE AREA
John Fecile and Rachel Dickson - '63 BOYCOTT

MONEY TALKS: Successful Crowdfunding Strategies Panel
Sunday, March 9th // 11AM - 2PM

Tim Horsburgh // raised $153,000 for the documentary LIFE ITSELF
Micah Philbrook // raised $33,000 for the Indie Comedy film TIM & MICAH
Xan Aranda // raised $26,000 for the documentary MORMON MOVIE
Christian Girdelli // raised $19,000 for the Indie film ORIGINS OF WIT AND HUMOR

Another Chicago event this weekend will honor Kartemquin producers Xan Aranda and Maria Finitzo, as well as 2013 Diverse Voices in Docs fellow Pamela Sherrod Anderson, for their filmmaking achievements. The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago hosts Hollywood on State: A Red Carpet Celebration during the Academy Awards on March 2nd. Congrats Xan, Maria and Pamela!

The Chicago Digital Media Production Fund has supported a number of Kartemquin-related projects since its inception. We encourage all Cook County based filmmakers to get more details and apply.