The Chicago Film Scene began as a gathering of film industry professionals every Wednesday at the Arrogant Frog Bar in Lincoln Park. Over the years, the group has become one of the largest and most active filmmaker communities in Chicago. We still meet every Wednesday at the Arrogant Frog, and anyone is welcome to join. Follow us on Meetup for all of our live events.

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 as well.

Click to see our article in Reel Chicago from 2019

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.


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