The Independent Film Initiative is a program of the Chicago Film Office and the city of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events designed to retain, promote and provide career-enhancing opportunities for local film industry professionals and media makers. Its goal is to create a more sustainable and robust independent film industry in Chicago.
The Independent Film Initiative promotes Chicago's independent film community. It is composed of three branches: a filmmaker-in-residence program, a production apprenticeship and screenings of short films made in Chicago.
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