Thursday, August 9, 2012 1:30 pm

Film Row Cinema
1104 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL

Kartemquin representatives will speak on a panel at the 2012 University Film & Video Association Conference 


Panel Title: Kartemquin Films: Film Outreach and Advocacy in the Digital Age.


Description: Since 1966, Chicago’s Kartemquin Films (Hoop Dreams) has made media that is inherently social: collaboratively-made activist documentaries that are complimented by pioneering engagement strategies. They will discuss how a mix of tradition and innovation is key to extending the impact of films as they go through festivals, theatrical, broadcast, community/educational screenings and then online/DVD. They will also demo Interrupt Violence, a new transmedia extension of the acclaimed documentary The Interrupters.

Part of Kartemquin's mission is also to advocate for independent media makers, taking on battles in areas such as public access TV, fair use, and the recent successful #PBSNeedsIndies campaign. Jim Morrissette and Gordon Quinn will report back from their recent testimony to the US Copyright Office on another key issue affecting artists, academics and audiences, detailing what you need to know about how changing technology affects your rights under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA).



1:30 - 2:20: Justine Nagan, Patrick Lile

2:20 - 3:15: Gordon Quinn, Jim Morrissette.

Friday, June 1, 2012 4:00 pm

Columbia College Chicago
1104 South Wabash, 8th floor
Chicago, IL

Kartemquin staff and associates are giving a panel on marketing and social engagement around your film at the 2012 CineYouth Film Festival in Chicago.


“The final edits have been made and your film is complete. Beyond showing it to friends and family and maybe submitting it to a few film festivals, how can you find an audience for your film? Join Tim Horsburgh (Kartemquin Communications Manager), Ian Kibbe (outreach coordinator of Typeface) and Andrew Suprenant (coordinator of www.interruptviolence.com) of Kartemquin Films as they discuss the different ways to market, promote and get your film seen by more people than just your Facebook friends.”


Entrance is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat please email CineYouth Festival Director Rebecca Fons at rfons@chicagofilmfestival.com with your name and age.

US Mayors get inspired by The Interrupters

When director/producer Steve James and producer Alex Kotlowitz set out to make The Interrupters, their hope was to change the conversation around violence.  As James said back in February, “we hope the film will play some role in communities-in-need and [The Interrupters] will be part of the solution to these issues.”  The Mayors of Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Toronto are among the civic leaders who are now working with Kartemquin to make this a reality.



Saturday, October 1, 2011 12:00 pm

Kenilworth Square East 316
Milwaukee , WI

Gordon Quinn, Justine Nagan, and Naomi Walker, current coordinator of Chicago's Community Cinema program and former outreach director for Cinema/Chicago, will participate in a panel discussion about the importance of blending old-school outreach with new-school social media engagement. The panel is part of the Milwaukee Film Festival's tribute to Kartemquin Films. Get more information.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 2:30 pm

1901 W Wellington
Chicago, IL
A group of youth media makes from Marwen visits Kartemquin.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 10:00 am

Northeastern Illinois University’s Bronzeville Campus
700 E. Oakwood Blvd
Chicago, IL
The Interrupters outreach coordinators, Anton Seals and Patrick Lile, will attending the We Are Not Alone/No Estamos Solos community event and showing clips from the film.

Sunday, March 6, 2011 12:30 pm

Columbia Art League
Columbia, MO

The Interrupters director Steve James and Ceasefire Illinois violence interrupter Ameena Matthews will be panelists for "Off the Screen and Into the Streets," a True/False Film Festival panel on social outreach. The panel is moderated by Emily Verellen of The Fledgling Fund.

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