April 10, 2018

CHICAGO, IL – Full Spectrum Features is pleased to announce the films and filmmakers selected to take part in Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 4, an annual short film collection celebrating Chicago’s diverse, independent media makers. The world premiere will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago on Tuesday, May 29th at 6:00 PM.


“Solar Pulse” by Dena Springer

“4 Things to Remember” by Hannah Kim

“The Lingerie Show” by Laura Harrison

“The Magic Hedge” by Frederic Moffet

“Veracity” Written by Janaya Greene and directed by Seith Mann

“On the Rink” by Benjamin Buxton

“And You The Bell” by Elisabeth Hogeman

“Every Ghost Has An Orchestra” by Shayna Connelly

“Something to Move In” by Latham Zearfoss

The filmmakers of Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 4 represent some of the most talented voices in Chicago’s indie film scene. Their films have screened at festivals such as Cannes, Tribeca, Sundance, Berlin, Vienna, Rotterdam, and Chicago International, and have won numerous awards. Their work spans many disciplines, including dance, experimental, and science fiction.

The 70-minute collection was created under the direction of Chicagoland Shorts lead programmer Raul Benitez (Comfort Station Logan Square, Chicago Underground Film Festival) and Full Spectrum Features’ executive director Eugene Sun Park. This year’s guest curators include award-winning filmmaker Lori Felker (University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; Roots and Culture Gallery); Sarah Rubin (Reeling Film Festival); and filmmaker Anahita Ghazvinizadeh (They, Needle).

After the MCA premiere, Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 4 will continue to screen locally, as well as at theaters and galleries around the country, between May 2018 and February 2019. The program will also be distributed on DVD through retail stores and libraries, as well as Amazon Prime.

Chicagoland Shorts is a distributed by Full Spectrum Features, a Chicago-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to increasing diversity in the media arts by producing, exhibiting, and supporting the work of women, LGBTQ, and minority filmmakers.


Harley Foos, Program Assistant