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Facets Multimedia

Chicago, Illinois
www.facets.org

Facets Multimedia was awarded $1,596,000 between 1983 and 2016, including 19 grants in Chicago Commitment and Journalism & Media.

$50,000

2016 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

Facets Multimedia preserves, presents, and distributes independent, world, and classic films. It also educates children and adults about the film art form. The organization operates several programs that serve 300,000 people annually. Among its offerings are Facets Cinémathèque, a program of film screenings, classes, and discussions; Facets Vidéothèque, a video rental and sales service; and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.

The United in Film Project pairs young women in Chicago, Illinois with their counterparts in Lahore, Pakistan to create a collection of documentary films reflective of their own respective cultures. Guided by Facets and the collaborating Pakistani organization, program participants work with filmmakers and oral historians to learn the basics of documentary practice, investigative interviews, and storytelling. The resulting documentary film projects are presented at the film festivals in both Chicago and Lahore. This is Facets second International Connections Fund award.

$300,000

2016 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

Facets Multimedia preserves, presents, and distributes independent, world, and classic films. It also educates children and adults about the film art form. Its facility houses a cinema, a video and film rental archive, a video theatre, and office space. The organization operates several programs that serve 300,000 people annually. Paramount among its offerings are Facets Cinémathèque, a program of film screenings, classes, and discussions; Facets Vidéothèque, a video rental and sales service; and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. The Children’s Film Festival is the largest and oldest of its type in North America. Because of its unique collection and expertise, Facets serves as an international resource for programmers, professionals from media centers, film festivals, and educators. This award recommends renewed general operating support to Facets Multimedia.

$40,000

2013 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

In support of an exchange between Chicago and indigenous Brazilian filmmakers. Social issue documentary films that highlight communities under pressure will be produced in both countries as part of the exchange.

$250,000

2011 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over five years).

$36,000

2009 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

In support of the International Youth Delegates Program.

$50,000

2008 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

In support of Media Bridge: Global Exchanges in Youth Filmmaking.

$280,000

2006 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over five years).

$40,000

1996 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

To support the Chicago International Children's Film Festival (over two years).

$50,000

1994 • 2 years

To support educational programming in conjunction with the Chicago International Children's Film Festival (over two years).

$40,000

1991 • 1 year

To support the Chicago Children's Film Center (over two years).

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