VAiFF Day One: Carl Jones (and Special Announcements) + 2021 Production Grant Winner Premiere + Special Surprises

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th, 2022. We're looking to kick off our festival in a big way. We invite you to join us at the beautiful Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St. Chicago, Il. 60602) for day one of our festival where you will not only enjoy live music from our Jazz Occurrence. A spoken word performance from the Hip Hop ensemble Kuumba Lynx, but we'll also premiere the 2021 VAiFF production Grant Winner Cesar Ramirez's film "IndiviDUALITY". If that wasn’t enough, we'll be joined by writer, producer, director, and entrepreneur Carl Jones (Producer of "The Boondocks" and creator of "Black Dynamite") as he joins us for a special announcement for all VAiFF submitters. We'll present our first award in the "Music Video" category to start the awards presentation season AND a few more surprise announcements. We know it's been a difficult few years for our community of artists, so this opening night is FREE! Reserve your seat today.

VAiFF Day Two: Award Screenings

Price $20.00
Sales End October 8, 2022

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SATURDAY, October 8th, 2022. We continue day two of our 2022 festival at Chicago's very own FACETS Theater (1517 W. Fullerton Ave Chicago Il. 60614) where you can screen the nominee's films, in their entirety, and the winner announcements for these four categories: Comedy, Documentary, Drama, and Horror. Also, watch the closing night screening of 'Pretty Boy" by filmmaker Sejahari Saulter-Villegas

A Carl Jones intimate masterclass: What you need to know about pitching your creative

Price $35.00
Sales End October 8, 2022

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SATURDAY, October 8th, 2022. Join us for our private workshop at FACETS Theater (1517 W. Fullerton Ave Chicago Il. 60614) Carl Jones, actor, writer, showrunner, and director famous for projects "The Boondocks", "Black Dynamite" "The Last O.G." the animation director for Megan Thee Stallion's video "A Gift and a Curse" and creator of the "BubbleGoose Ballers" NFT will sit down with only 30 participants for an intimate look at his career and share what he's learned and the knowledge he can pass on to you as you start yours. WE ARE OFFERING THIS ONLY TO 30 CONTENT CREATORS so everyone can get their questions answered and time with Mr. Jones.

This is a nonbroadcast VAiFF special event. Seating is limited. Reserve your seats today.