Events


Take Talks - Content Creation + Production
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Take Talks - Content Creation + Production

Take Talks is a panel interview and networking series in Chicago that's goal is to encourage you to take your career back into your own hands and discover actionable steps you can use in your film career. We interview and learn from successful filmmakers in Chicago who have been creating your favorite films, web series, and shorts. This series is a wonderful opportunity for networking in a relaxed environment and meeting other like-minded individuals.

Join us for an in-depth discussion on Content Creation and Production!
You have an idea you're excited about, but now what? How do you actually go about creating it? We're going into a deep dive on how to take a film or web series from idea to completed project.

How many people do you need on your crew? What does each crew member do? What do you do about budget (or NO budget)? We'll be working with three Chicago filmmaking experts to unlock the mystery behind creating your own content so that you can leave this event with actionable next steps for your project. Featuring a guided panel discussion, an open forum Q+A where you can ask whatever questions you have, and a no pressure networking environment where you can meet like-minded people who are also looking to create independent content in Chicago.


This month's Take Talks panelists:
Ricardo Gamboa (Creator of web series "Brujos")
Michael Glover Smith (Writer and Director of "Mercury in Retrograde" and upcoming feature "Rendezvous in Chicago")
Grace Hahn (Producer of feature film "Princess Cyd")

  •  
View Event →
2018 Anniversary Showcase
Mar
25
3:00 PM15:00

2018 Anniversary Showcase

Women of The Now is seeking short films to feature in our Anniversary Showcase, March 25th at The New 400 Theater. 

Deadline for submissions: March 4th

Submission fee: $20

All submissions must be under 20 minutes. To be considered, your film must feature a female driven narrative, and/or be produced, directed, or shot by a womxn.

https://filmfreeway.com/WOTNAnniversaryShowcase/tickets

View Event →
Poerotica: Lingerie, Liquor, and Love Languages
Aug
19
to Aug 20

Poerotica: Lingerie, Liquor, and Love Languages

Check your phones at the door and come a little closer.
Women of the Now & A g Thing! invite you to join us for an intimate and sensual night celebrating women of color. Featuring musical performances, burlesque dancers, expert panelists, and the premiere of The Poerotica Memoirs (a compilation of poetry and short stories performed by local talent). You won’t want to miss this event. Leave behind the outside world and get cozy with us. Slip into your most comfortable lingerie, settle in with a beer from Begyle Brewing (one of our sponsors) or sip from one of our signature cocktails, love on that melanin, and dance the night away.

Follow Women of The Now on Instagram: @womenofthenow.chi

We are collecting donations of makeup and accessories for trans youth on behalf of the Broadway Youth Center

Vendors
Mano y Metal: Handmade Accessories
Be Goode Handmade
Samantha Jo
Cruel Valentine

 

View Event →
Games & Babes
Aug
10
7:30 PM19:30

Games & Babes

Make the most of your thirsty Thursday 8/10/17 and come on out to play arcade games with WOTN. Snag a bag of tokens, grab a cocktail or 3, and shmooze with femme filmmakers in town. All proceeds benefit Women of The Now. 🎱🎮📽

  •  
View Event →
Cinematic Sexuality
Jul
7
8:00 PM20:00

Cinematic Sexuality

Women of the Now presents Cinematic Sexuality: a Burlesque and Variety Show celebrating femmes in film.

Join us Friday, July 7th, at Fulton Market Gallery. There will be tix for TWO PERFORMANCES, one at 7:30 PM and another at 9:30 PM. 

Enjoy Premier Chicago Burlesque performers, comedians and vocalists.

Ticket price includes an open bar. Get your $30 early bird ticket while they last!

Doors Open at 6:30 for the first showing and again at 9:00 for the 9:30 show. Do312.com/WOTNFulton

Hosted by Sarah Little
Featuring performances by Ashley Ray, Black Dahlia and Cruel Valentine
Sounds by Josh Dubman
 

View Event →
Rise of the Femme-Pyre: WOTN Launch
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Rise of the Femme-Pyre: WOTN Launch

Join Women of The Now for a fancy dress carnival and cocktails!

Don't miss this evening of tarot card readings, carnival games and live entertainment. This event is the perfect opportunity to network across Chicago's independent, commercial and DIY film communities.

Femme Pyre will feature fire dancers, body painting, a Photo Booth- and many other exciting attractions! Sip one of our signature cocktails and check out our raffle featuring prizes from local artists and businesses. As the night goes on, be ready to tear up the dance floor with our live DJs. 

Attire should be formal.
All proceeds benefit Women of The Now.

 

View Event →