Friday Nov 10

Project Chicago Presents the 14th Annual
Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Fest
Nov. 10th and 11th, 2017

This Year's fest features the best short films from throughout the world.  Comedies, action, drama, Horror, Demented, arts,  we are showing a little of everything!  So get tickets while you can!  

We will be showing this years films Nov 10-11, 2017 at the Chicago Filmmakers Theater, 5243 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640

Tickets to this year’s festival will be available through this website (via Paypal), we do not have a convenience fee like most other ticket vendors. Tickets will also be available before each show begins.

Friday Nov. 10th Schedule
6:00PM The Friday Opening Show

Chicago Filmmakers Theater, 5243 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640

Glass Ceiling
12 min
Tash Ann, Director
New Jersey

Two contract killers seek revenge when they discover that they've been underpaid because they're both women.

Jesus Washington Saves the World
19 min.
Keisha Ansley, Director

Jesus Washington is a 12 year-old boy on the cusp of discovering what manhood is all about. There’s only one problem - the only man around to teach him is his father.

10 min.
Dave Fairman, Director

A dad struggles to reconnect with his daughter after he and his wife, concerned about the daughter's activities, hide a tracking device on her.

Our Quick March
8 min.
Charles Klein, Director

Tasha and her friends meet after Melody's funeral. When Melody's fiance engages with the group, Tasha's feelings about her deceased friend resurface.

Not As I Do
9 min.
Deeksha Marla, Director
New York

A young girl discovers her dad is not the hero she thought he was.

Ten More
12 min.
Brad Riddell, Director

A concert pianist (David Pasquesi) receives a startling omen as he struggles to recover from a traumatic brain injury.

5 min.

Two astronauts go on the conquest of an unknown planet but an unusual situation will put their professionalism to the test.

10 min.
Dan Pal, Director

In 1951 Violet and Milly make a love promise over a penny. In 2015, the promise comes due, and Violet must face a heartbreaking reality.

The Romantic Method
5 min.
Maggie Hart, Director

After a breakup, a young woman decides to take emotions out of dating and find her soulmate using logic, statistics, and The Romantic Method.

Friday Nov. 10th  Schedule
8:00PM - The Friday Evening Show

Chicago Filmmakers Theater, 5243 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640

Slush Ice
30 min.
Soren Grinderselv Hansen, Director

In the most important football match of the year, Tobias is instructed to injure the other team’s star player. The consequences are accidentally brutal, and as his world crumbles, he must struggle through his first experience of failing morality, trust, and truth at the expense of his childhood innocence.

The Goldfish
5 min.
Directed by Thomas Nicol

To her father's dismay, a young girl tries to understand death through playing with a dead goldfish.

And the Earth Will Be Lost to the Flames
5 min.
Adam Bertocci, Director
New York

The end is nigh, but until then, there is work to do.

Deal Breaker
6 min
J. J. Miller, Director

A man struggles to rent out the spare room in his apartment due to a deal breaker.

Like Them/ Ep. 1/ "It Started With Silence"
10 min.
Brent Kappel, Director

With the power grid down and alien ships patrolling the sky, society quickly plunges into anarchy. In this world it's hard to decide which is the greater threat, our new interplanitary guests, or our own next door neighbors.

Like Them is the story of a solitary man surviving this alien invasion. Our protagonist takes it upon himself to document this new era in planetary history, hoping to one day be remembered as a great historian.

Tinder is the Night E01: Pilot
11 min
New York
Misha Calvert, Director
Zach Carver, Director

Eddie and her three best friends are looking for love, sex, and companionship, but a string of bizarre internet meetups make them question the sanity of dating.

Inspired by real events, Tinder is the Night chronicles the online dating adventures of Eddie and her three girlfriends in New York City and the gorgeous, ugly, sexy, kinky, fantastically weird men and women they meet along the way. In the first episode, poor, dorky Eddie is excited about a hot first date, and her best friends try to help her comprehend the intricacies of online flirting. However, it takes a run-in with an ominous night terror for Eddie to understand that happiness starts with self-love.

Cowl Girl
22 min.
Carlo Garcia, Director

Cowl Girl is a TV pilot that revolves around an agoraphobic fan girl trying to overcome her fears and get her Pee-wee Herman doll signed by Paul Reubens at San Diego Comic-Con International. We see inside the geek-o-sphere from a female perspective. Think Big Bang Theory meets New Girl meets Kick Ass!

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