Illinois Resources

Government Resources

City of Chicago Film Office

Illinois Arts Council Agency (Grants)


Regional Film Offices

Champaign County Film Office

Northwest Illinois Film Office

Southern Illinois Film Commission


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Unions and Guilds

Directors Guild of America

IATSELocal 829

IATSE Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 769

IATSE Stagehands Local 2

IATSE Studio Mechanics Local 476

IBEW Local 1220

International Cinematographers Guild Local 600


Teamsters Local 727


Creative Arts Incubators


Creative Cypher


Education and Training Programs

Black House Cinema

Chicago Filmmakers



Columbia College Chicago

Community Film Workshop

Community TV Network

DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts

Facets Multimedia

Flashpoint Chicago, a Campus of Columbia College Hollywood

Free Spirit Media

Fresh Films

Harold Ramis Film School

Northwestern University School of Communications

Southern Illinois University College of Mass Communications and Media Arts


Film Organizations and Associations

48 Hour Film Project

Arts Alliance Illinois

Association of Independent Commercial Producers

Camera Ambassador


Central Illinois Film Commission

Chicago Film Archives

Chicago Film Society

Chicago Media Project


Illinois Production Alliance

Independent Film Alliance Chicago

Lawyers for the Creative Arts

Mezcla Media Collective

Kartemquin Films

Media Burn Archive

Open TV

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Chicago/Midwest Chapter

Southside Projections

Video Data Bank

Women in Film/Chicago


Independent Theatres

Comfort Station

The Davis Theater

Doc Films

The Logan Theatre

Music Box Theatre

The Nightingale

Pickwick Theatre, Park Ridge

Siskel Film Center

Virginia Theatre, Champaign

Wilmette Theatre


Local Media and Trades Publications

Chicago Sun Times

Chicago Tribune

New City Film

Reel Chicago