- The Third Annual Chicago International Social Change Film Festival
- When: September 26–28
- Where: Showplace ICON Theater
- Door time: 5 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday
- Ticket values include all fees
- $10 for one film-block ticket (up to $20 value)
- $10 for one reception ticket (up to $20 value)
- $49 for one all-access pass (up to $100 value)
Ten film blocks are scheduled throughout the festival, and a reception is scheduled at the end of each day of the festival. View the festival schedule for full details.
The Third Annual Chicago International Social Change Film Festival
Organized by a diverse leadership team of filmmakers, public attorneys, journalists, and other progressive professionals, the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival seeks to spark social change by providing a high-profile venue for independent, activist artists from all over the world—as well as local activists and films made by Chicago high-school students. For three days, ideas flow freely during discussion panels, cocktail parties, and world-premiere film screenings.
- For glimpses into the worlds of civilian journalists in Syria, a Scottish portrait photographer, Wisconsin activists, Latin American coffee farmers, and a family struggling with a broken health-care system, see Activism as an Art Form: Film, Social Media, Photography, & Sustainable Economic Development (Saturday, September 27, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
- For frank pieces on bullying and gender discrimination mixed with works that highlight change-promoting programs, see What Power Looks Like: Anti-Bullying, Feminism Around the World, and Community Empowerment (Saturday, September 27, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
- For an analysis of the criminal-justice system in light of for-profit prisons and harsh punishments at elementary schools, see Criminal Injustice in the Courts, the Prisons, and the Schools (Sunday, September 28, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.)