Community Cinema Chicago presents their the 2011 – 2012 season! Where: Chicago Cultural Center in the Claudia Cassidy Theater 78 E. Washington St. (across from Millennium Park) When: SEPTEMBER 29, Thursday, 6:30 PM Women, War & Peace: Peace Unveiled What is it about: When the U.S. troop surge was announcedRead More →

There was no doubt in anybody’s mind that Wonjung Bae is one of the rising young stars in the documentary production field.  She has a considerable knack for capturing emotions and tones, while always having a realistic mindset about what logistics productions will entail. We were so happy for WonjungRead More →

One of the advantages of being involved with Viva Doc is meeting industry professionals and other great networking opportunities. Recently, Viva Doc is proud to announce that a number of our current members and alumns have found themselves interning and even working for esteemed, award-winning documentary production companies (including Towers,Read More →

While a lot can be planned out prior to a documentary shoot (at least, more than folks assume), there are often some on-the-fly decisions that need to be made.  Here is a little pointer that could prove useful in that situation: Follow this rule: Wow, So Glad I Focused! W – White Balance (is yourRead More →

When: 6:30 pm, Thursday, November 11th Where: 1130 S. Wabash, Room 407d What is doxita? Doxita is a traveling festival of documentary films that are under 40 minutes in length.  The program comprised of approximately 80 minutes of film, represents a wide variety of documentary – domestic and foreign, shortRead More →

Dear Ken Burns I started writing this email three times while watching part 2 of the Tenth Inning and deleted each one because I thought I was being ridiculous, but screw it.  I’m a graduate student at Columbia College Chicago on the Documentary Film Track, so I really do knowRead More →

Black August Hip Hop Project (2010) is a documentary directed by writer and filmmaker Dream Hampton (first woman editor of The Source Magazine) in association with Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. The film is intended to raise awareness about political prisoners in the United States and abroad. The documentary features interviewsRead More →

If you’re familiar with the Documentary program at Columbia College Chicago, then you've probably seen, heard about, had as a sub, and or had as a teacher Anu. Born in New Delhi, India, she's had many roles on many films, both narrative and documentary. In addition to her teaching dutiesRead More →