The film festival, in its seventh year, will include virtual showings, live films and drive-in theater. Selected from 150 entries, this year’s 19 official selections come from 20 filmmakers all over the city and offer unique styles, visions and viewpoints on Chicago’s current moment, cultural history and dynamic population. Featuring short films, feature films, narratives and documentaries, the Chicago Onscreen Local Film Showcase brings together professional Chicago filmmakers, amateur filmmakers and student filmmakers to share billing in park-based and online screenings.
Event Cost: Free
Event Times: Aug. 29-Sept. 19, visit event website for complete screening details.
Aug. 29, Churchill Field Park (1825 N. Damen Ave.)
The First Lions (Erin Babbin and Michael Sullivan) with The Good of Chicago: Humboldt Park (El C. Concepción) and Generation One (Sohib Boundaoui)
Sept. 5, Ping Tom Memorial Park (1700 S. Wentworth Ave.)
The Chicago River (The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic) with Last Slice (Cai Thomas and Ankur Singh), Touch and Go Chess Party (Paul Restivo) and Douglass (Cai Thomas)
Sept. 12, Jackson Park (6401 S. Stony Island Ave.)
Bird of Paradise (Alexander Zorn), Kim’s Big Date (Claire McFadden), Periphery (Lonnie Edwards), Transparent Delusion (Haomin Peng), Viktory (Stephanie Jeter)
Sept, 1, Fosco Park (1312 S. Racine Ave.)
Bittersweet (Dan Holmes), Go, Go Boy (Oriana Oppice) , My Mattachine (Martin Mulcahy), Noodles & Incense (Rey Tang), Rear View (Steve Kniss)
Sept. 3, Portage Park (4100 N. Long Ave.)
Break (Lucas Guy Taylor) with Muse (Max Zuckert)