Chicago Filmmakers

Chicago Filmmakers

5243 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 293-1447

Brenda Webb
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1976
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1980
Number of sponsored projects: 10

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Ranges from 5 to 7%

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Other: Finished films must be noncommercial in nature.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Other: Film productions

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Receiving property and stock donations

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
Chicago Filmmakers is a 36-year-old media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation and understanding of film and video as media for artistic and personal expression, as well as media of important social and community impact. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for artists to make films outside the mainstream marketplace, to distribute and exhibit this work, as well as to build audiences and to increase media attention for it. CF offers a range of programs, including workshops, networking events, screenings, film festivals, summer youth camps, equipment access and other services to independent filmmakers.