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Chicago | The June Gathering at Music Box Theatre!

Join VC in Chicago for our June gathering at the Music Box Theatre’s breezy outdoor garden venue!

Dear Chicago-area nonfiction filmmakers and video journalists,

We’re excited to present a program of three excellent films from outstanding local filmmakers - Nevo Shinaar, Amber Love, and Nick Cavalier - curated for your enjoyment and screened outdoors in the historic Music Box Theatre’s garden venue. The filmmakers will be present for Q&As, there will be FREE PIZZA from D'Agostino's and a CASH BAR available.

So come on out, support Chicago's nonfiction filmmaking community, and let’s connect! Attendees are welcome to gather in the indoor lounge and outdoor garden upon arrival.


  • 7:30 pm: Doors open as we hang, with food and drinks.
  • 8:00 pm: Screenings begin
  • 10:00 pm: Show ends

Tickets are limited so be sure to get yours online ahead of time.

See you all soon!


VC's Chicago team

NOTE: If you are not previously familiar with our organization, The Video Consortium is a global nonprofit network that supports, develops, and connects today’s top emerging voices in video journalism and documentary film. Our 3000+ members span the globe, and Chicago is one of 15 cities worldwide with its own locally based chapter. Visit for more information.

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Nevo Shinaar is a creative producer and multimedia artist based in Chicago. As a producer, his award-winning films have been nominated at the Academy Awards, played at film festivals including Sundance, SXSW and AFI Docs, and acquired by Disney+, HBO Max, NYTimes, and the Criterion Channel. He currently serves as the Head of Development for Mitten Media for both documentary and scripted projects. Nevo is a founding member of SITE collective and Wolf + Me Films. He holds an MFA from Northwestern University in Documentary Media.

Amber Love is a filmmaker and festival programmer based in Chicago, IL. Her work has explored Afrofuturism, alternative families, and Black heritage, and has been supported by IF/Then, Short of the Week, Next Doc, and the Sundance Art of Editing Fellowship, as well as festivals across the country. Her new short film LIFETIMES, about a family of Black community leaders in Lansing, MI, is funded by PBS and the Firelight Homegrown: Future Visions initiative, and her upcoming feature ONE ANOTHER was selected for the Kartemquin 2022 Diverse Voices in Docs program. Amber is also part of the 2022-23 HBO and Gotham Documentary Development Initiative and is developing her second feature with HBO Documentary Films.

Nick Cavalier is a director of films, commercials, branded content and music videos. A visual and character-focused storyteller, Nick is known for his high production value docu-driven films with poetic hero centered themes. Nick has been honored with awards and selections at festivals such as SXSW, Palm Springs, and Cleveland International. His work is featured in multiple national publications including New York Times, VICE, Revolver, Documentary Plus, Shorts TV, Devour, HYPEBEAST, Alternative Press, Funny Or Die, Psychology Today, MTV, Fast Company, Juxtapoz Magazine and many more. Nick is lauded for his award-winning feature film and character portrait on famed artist Derek Hess titled Forced Perspective, his short film about vinyl record resurgence Gotta Groove Records , his short film on mental health and creativity titled Down Again, and his latest character portrait on Michelin star chefs at Kasama.

Please be advised that you may be recorded when participating in this event. Details are at checkout.Do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell or have COVID symptoms. VC prioritizes the health and safety of our members and attendees.