Saturday, April 9, 2016

CIMMFEST 2016: APRIL 13-17

CIMMfest, the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, is Chicago's answer to Austin's South By Southwest. It's smaller, it's more intimate, but it's got a similar energy as some of the hottest and smartest young musicians and filmmakers gather together to trade ideas and hang out.

CIMMFEST is a four-day showcase of outstanding films, energetic concerts, visually stunning VJ/DJ sets, lively Q&A’s, daring live score performances, industry panels and presentations…basically showcasing the latest and greatest at the intersection of music and movies.
Photo courtesy of CIMMFEST website

Each Spring filmmakers, musicians, and their passionate fans alike, descend upon Wicker Park and Logan Square, two of Chicago’s most eclectic, vibrant neighborhoods. That’s where CIMMfest takes place—the films by day, the live music by night—at theaters, galleries, bars, concert spaces, and some of the city’s most storied venues.

The films come from all countries and cultures, and range from documentaries to fiction to concert films to shorts to music videos. They just have to be about music and/or use music in a creative, integral way. The live performances are inspired by film or feature visual accompaniment.

This year CIMMFEST will feature over 99 bands and films over the course of 5 days.  There will also be CIMMcon, an industry music/movie/tech event that features all kinds of industry professionals giving advice, workshops, panel discussions, and new music pitch events.  You can buy tickets to just CIMMCon, to just CIMMFest, or to both.  There are also festival passes that allow you access to just about everything on offer.

To  find out more about the festival, visit their website: 
Full festival passes run from $79-$149.
You can also download the full schedule/program book here

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