Little Mexico Film Festival Coming

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In a city thriving with both movie and Latino culture, the third annual Little Mexico Film Festival (LiMe) – set for August 16th in Pilsen – stands apart from other Chicago gatherings of the sort in its originality and sense of community.

In partnership with the producers of the Unisono Music and Film Festival, LiMe will showcase the finest selections of original short films from area filmmakers as well as a student film competition Rally Behind the Theme Segment (“Gentrification,”) which will be judged by community and industry leaders, including representatives from the Gene Siskel Film Center, the Chicago International Latino Film Festival and the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival. A Q&A session with the student teams and discussions regarding the theme of gentrification will also take place.

Founded in 2010 by Arturo Lizalde of LIZART Pictures, LiMe Film Festival joined forces with Amor Montes De Oca of Arte Y Vida Chicago (a calendar for Hispanic art and cultural events in the city) to provide a wider audience and opportunity for independent filmmakers and producers.

Leading up to the festival itself, LiMe has been showcasing thrilling monthly horror short film screenings throughout Pilsen in collaboration with Mórbido Film Festival, from Michoacán, México. The third in the series, Horror Short Film Showcase is set for July 30th at Cultura, 1900 S. Carpenter St., in Pilsen.

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