Celluloid Now took place from September 15 – 18, 2022. Check back for more information about future editions.

The Chicago Film Society is proud to announce Celluloid Now: four days of screenings, workshops, and other events showcasing the work of analog filmmakers and artists, alongside archival rediscoveries and restorations.

Thursday 9/15/2022
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Admission: $12 at the door or in advance

7:00 PM
Program 1: 35mm: Industry Standard

Friday 9/16/2022
3111 N Western Ave
Admission: $15 at the door or in advance

7:30 PM
Program 2: 16mm Visions

Saturday 9/17/2022
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
All Saturday programs FREE

Program 3: Where do film prints come from?
This program will have ASL interpretation.

2:15 PM
Program 4: Mysteries

4:00 PM
Program 5: A Miniature Screening of Miniature Films

Sunday 9/18/2022
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
All Sunday programs FREE

11:00 AM
Program 6: Celluloid Open Mic

2:00 PM
Program 7: Projector Anatomy 101
This program will have ASL interpretation.

5:00 PM
Program 8: Films That Walk, Films That Talk

7:00 PM
Program 9: 2x16mm: Double the Fun

Questions? Know a film you think we should see? Drop us a line at info@celluloidnow.org

Opportunities to see and to show new work in analog film formats are rare. This is especially true for short films made outside of mainstream funding and distribution channels. Nonetheless, artists and filmmakers across the world remain dedicated to making and exhibiting film prints of their work in every gauge, from 8mm, super 8, 16mm, 35mm, all the way up to 70mm, pushing analog filmmaking in bold and exciting new directions.

Celluloid Now is a showcase for work that makes use of the unique properties of analog film, and an opportunity for the general public to see this work projected live.

Support this work with a donation to the Chicago Film Society.