Park District To Showcase Local Independent Films For ‘Movies in the Parks’

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Park District plans something new for its “Movies in the Parks” series this coming summer.

WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, instead of just showing film classics, this year the Park District wants to add locally-produced independent features, documentaries, and short films.

It’s putting out the call to filmmakers to submit their work. A panel then will choose between 6 and 10 of the films to be shown.

The filmmakers whose work is chosen will be awarded prizes of up to $500.

To be considered, films have to be original, produced within the past three years, and focus on some aspect of Chicago.

The deadline for entries is February 28th. You can find the entry form and get more information by clicking here.

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