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Onion City experimental Film and Video Festival
5243 N. Clark St.
Chiacgo, IL


June 23rd, 2011 - June 26th, 2011
Opening: 
June 23rd, 2011 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
 
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Onion City is one of the premiere international festivals exclusively devoted to experimental film and video.

Onion City was founded in the 1980's by the Experimental Film Coalition and run by them for many years. Chicago Filmmakers assumed responsibility for the festival in 2001, and expanded the size and opened it up to video work as well as film. It is generally 8-10 programs over four days and features roughly 60-70 works from around the world. Aside from the competition programs, there are occasional special presentations of new or old films of note or guest presentations. Screenings take place at Chicago Filmmakers and other venues around mid-June.

 

The mission of Onion City is to provide local and regional audiences with an opportunity to view a wide variety of contemporary experimental works, focused on artistic excellence but also with an eye towards representing differing styles, forms, and nationalities.


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