The Chicago Film Scene began as a gathering of independent filmmakers every week in Lincoln Park. Over the years, the group has become one of the largest and most active filmmaker communities in Chicago.

Our sole focus is building and supporting the indie filmmaker community in Chicago, and helping connect individuals who might not otherwise meet. We welcome cinematographers, actors, writers, investors, directors, producers, musicians, and more to join and start meeting others in the industry. One way to do this is through our weekly meeting. Another way is to reach out to members in our directory here. If you believe in what we’re doing and want access to the CFS film industry contact book, we welcome you to join us on Patreon.

Over the years, our members have collaborated on dozens of films. We encourage all members to attend film events throughout Chicago. If you have an idea for an event, or would just like to be more involved, send us an email at crew@chicagofilmscene.com.