Last Call For Entries: Name a Cocktail, Win #KTQGala Tickets!

Bulleit Bourbon + simple syrup + lemon juice + mint = [insert clever, Kartemquin-themed name here]

Think you've got what it takes to fill in the blank? Tell us what to name our signature cocktail for this year's Kartemquin Films Gala, and you and a guest could be sipping your boozy oeuvre alongside Chicago's documentary filmmaking community on Friday, September 5th at Moonlight Studios in Chicago.

Contribute your ideas on our Facebook page or on Twitter (@Kartemquin / #KTQGala), or email We'll announce our pick, and the winner of two free tickets to the gala, tomorrow, Friday the 29th, so act fast!

The witty submissions have come in thick and fast so far. The list of nominees includes plenty of KTQ film spoofs, plays on the name of our Artistic Director, Gordon Quinn, and even a fair use reference or two. Some are truly inspired:

5 Hurls
A.A. Group Dreams
Almost Where
Article 27
Back in the Saddle
The Bentumentary
Boire Noir
The Boom Shot
The Chicago Fire
The Chicago Fraternity Center Story
Cinematic Social Inquiry
A Coach Pingatore
The Collective
Digital Distrobourbon
The Disrupter
Doc on the Rocks
Doc Stock
The Dropped Frame
Edit Suite #6
Ethics on the Rocks
Fair Juice
The Fair Use
Fizzy Film
Film Flam
A Good Drink
The Gordonator
Hard Earned
“Have You Seen My…” Cocktail
Imbibing Nuns
The Impartial Observer
In Vino Veritas
The Justinger
Karte Diem
The Kartewheel
The Kartouche
The Karteographer
Kool Tasting Quinntopia
The Leaky Pipe
Lushy Verite
Marco Polo
Mix It in Post
Movie Move Me
No Hangover: The Story of Nobody Ordering This Drink
The Minty Quinn
Old FashQuinned
One to the Head
Prisoner of Your Glass
The Quinntessential
Sneaky Julep
A Spittingwapasorous
The Steve James
The Steve McTemqueen
A Story of Collective Bourboning
A Tale Twister
The Truthsayer
The Urban Bourbon Boom Shot
Wasted Transformations
The Wellington
A Wolcott & Wellington
The Zoom Out
The Zoom Shot

Think you can do better? You've got less than 24 hours to prove it!

Tickets start at $250. VIP tickets and sponsorships are available!

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September, 5 2014
Moonlight Studios, 1446 W. Kinzie, Chicago, IL

VIP Reception
An intimate gathering with KTQ filmmakers.

Drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a raffle featuring a Miami getaway for two!
Miami trip courtesy of United Airlines, Jason Stephens and Ken O'Keefe.

Host Committee
Ed Bachrach • Charles Benton • Jason Brett & Dr. Lauren Streicher • Steve Cohen • Patricia Cox • Amina Dickerson • Chaz Ebert • Deborah & David Epstein • Melissa Sage Fadim & Jamey Fadim • Adrianne & Bob Furniss • Sonny Garg • Peter Gilbert • Brett Goldstein & Sarah Duggan Goldstein • Dedrea & Paul Gray • Brad & Lisa Henderson • Lisa Yun Lee • Laurel Appell Lipkin • Dorothy Mackevich Marks & Peter Marks • Mark Mitten • Susan Morrison • Shawn-Laree & Dan O’Neil • Martin Ozinga IV & Amy Ozinga • Ken Pelletier & Amanda Lao • Gigi Pritzker Pucker • Robin Robinson • Ellen Rudnick & Paul Earle • Rohan & Masha Sajdeh • Jane M Saks & Emma Ruby-Sachs • William Schopf • Andrew & Gigi Schwertfeger • Jason Stephens & Ken O’Keefe • Nena Torres & Matthew Piers • Bill Von Hoene & Nikki Zollar •

Many thanks to our generous sponsors!

VIP Sponsors
Jason Brett & Dr. Lauren Streicher
Chicago Media Project
Patricia Cox
Amina Dickerson
Deborah & David Epstein
Sonny Garg & Julia Harris
Dedrea & Paul Gray
Susan Morrison
Ken Pelletier & Amanda Lao
Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation
Ellen Rudnick & Paul Earle

Film Sponsors
Leslie Buchbinder

Community Sponsors
The Boeing Company
Jason Stephens & Ken O'Keefe
Gail Waller and Timothy Schwertfeger

and special thanks to Moonlight Studios!

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If you cannot join us but still wish to make a donation, please do so here!
Thank you for your support!

Please contact Alison Hanold with any questions., 773-472-4366