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Association of Independent Commercial Producers

The AICP represents, exclusively, the interests of United States companies that specialize in producing commercials in various media - film, video, computer - for advertisers and agencies.


Black Cinema House

Southside theater and cinema center that offers community video classes for youth and adults.


Chicago Access Network

CAN TV brings you local, relevant issues from Chicago’s neighborhoods and communities. See what's happening around the city in education, the arts, government, cultural events, social services and community activities.


Chicago Artists Resource

Job and gig aggregator website for Chicago-based creatives.


Creative Cypher

Incubator and networking for Chicago area artists.


Chicago Film Archives

Chicago Film Archives (CFA) currently houses and cares for over 60 film collections that reflect Midwest history and culture.


Chicago Film Critics Association

Parent organization of the Chicago Film Critics Awards.


Chicago Film List

Get the latest on indie film news and events for filmmakers. Plus, crowdfunding projects, local festival deadlines, and the occasional humor.


Chicago Filmmakers

A film services nonprofit that offers classes, workshops, weekly screenings, and grant opportunities for filmmakers.


Chicago Maps

Maps of the CTA and more.


Chicago Screenwriters Network

Chicago Screenwriters Network is an invaluable resource to Chicago area screenwriters, filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors by providing assistance in the creation of works for film, television, video, and web. CSN offers a script exchange, networking with film industry peers, a monthly speaker's program, and a sense of community to members.



Chicago's weekly guide to Independent and Underground Cinema.


Cinespace Chicago Film Studios

Cinespace Chicago Film Studios is a family-owned company based in Chicago specializing in the development, management and operation of studio space and support facilities for the film, television, and digital media production industry.


Community Film Workshop of Chicago

CFWC provides 16mm film and digital media classes. The CFWC has established a reputation for quality, hands-on education, small class size, individualized instruction, and cooperative learning.


Community TV Network

Gives youth the awareness, motivation, and tools to create a positive future for themselves and their neighborhoods by utilizing video-as-an-education-tool to improve the quality of life, education, and opportunities available to low-income youth.


Chicago Creative Services

Directory of professional service companies and crew to the creative industry.


Facets Multimedia

Facets mission is to preserve, to present and to distribute independent, world and classic film, and to educate adults and children in the art and legacy of film.


Free Spirit Media

Provides education, access, and opportunity in media production to underserved youth throughout Chicago's west & south sides. Administers The Chicago Track program in partnership with DCASE.


Illinois Film Office

Includes an Illinois location database and production guide. You can also submit your location for consideration and register your business for production consideration.


Illinois Production Alliance (IPA)

 A unique organization combining the interests of Illinois’ entire media production community, including industry organizations, small business owners, individuals, vendors, and unions in support of Illinois’ creative media industry.


Independent Feature Project/Chicago

Organization dedicated to supporting Independent Filmmakers.


Kartemquin Films

Production house that offers yearly development programs for emerging documentary filmmakers.


PeerSpace Locations Chicago

Online marketplace for finding and booking production space in Chicago.


National Television Academy (NATAS)

Dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry.


Stage 18

Membership-based incubation workspace for independent film industry.



Online gig-based marketplace for content sales and job matching for filmmakers.


Universal Production Services

This facility provides high quality set lighting and grip equipment rentals including packages and expendables.


Women in Film/Chicago

WIF is for all creative content professionals, with a focus on driving the advancement of women in this industry.

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