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Upcoming ‘Patrick Lives On’ Film Fest Will Be ‘Best Ever’
NBC crew members and an internationally renowned photographer are among the filmmakers screening shorts during the sixth annual Patrick Lives On Film Showcase, March 11 at Resolution Studios.
They will join a lineup of fresh and seasoned talent to make the event’s sixth annual run one of the most unique celebrations in the Chicago film community.
Patrick Lives On combines indie spirit with industry expertise. Besides featuring dozens of great films, there will be beer, wine, food and a raffle. Founded by Chicago PD Script Supervisor Patricia Frontain — whose feature-length directorial debut will be the Lifetime movie Twisted Sister on March 24 — the evening is also intended “to share our work and our love and our passion for telling stories.”
“This year is our sixth festival, and the word seems to be getting out because we had a record number of submissions,” says Frontain. “It was very difficult for our team of judges to pick, but we have a great assortment — drama, comedy, stop motion, documentaries, PSAs and a proof of concept. There will be 18 different film makers presenting their works and it will be our best ever!”
Frontain launched the fest after losing her son, Patrick, to an act of senseless violence. Transforming her grief into action, she created a non-profit to help at-risk teens while spreading the film festival’s motto: Be Strong. Use Words. Not Violence.
Patrick Lives On submissions were reviewed by a panel of “seasoned veterans as well as people who just like movies.” Open to anyone from the Chicago film community, the entries were allowed to represent any genre but could not contain gratuitous gun violence.
Patrick Lives On takes place March 11 at Resolution Studios, 2226 W. Walnut St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Showcase begins at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, click here.
Submissions Open 12/1 for ‘Patrick Lives On’ Film Fest
(Last Updated On: December 1, 2022)
Submissions for Chicago’s beloved Patrick Lives On film festival will run from December 1 to February 15, 2023. Open to anyone from the Chicago film community, entries can represent any genre but should not contain gratuitous gun violence. Select works will screen during the sixth annual Patrick Lives On Showcase & Fundraiser, sponsored by and held at Chicago’s Resolution Digital Studios, at 2226 W. Walnut St., on March 11.
A unique combination of cinematic glamour and down-to-earth community, Patrick Lives On brings up-and-coming filmmakers together with well-known actors, directors and writers for a night of screening and feasting at one of Chicago’s coolest industry locations.
“I’m always hearing things like, ‘I got my composer through somebody I was talking to at the festival,’” founder Patricia Frontain shared with SCREEN. “We’re all here, including me, for the exact same reason: to share our work and our love and our passion for telling stories.”
Other major event sponsors include Cinespace Film Studios.
A filmmaker and Script Supervisor for Chicago PD, Frontain launched the fest after losing her son, Patrick, to an act of senseless violence. Transforming her grief into action, she created a non-profit to help at-risk teens while spreading the film festival’s motto: Be Strong. Use Words. Not Violence.
Besides the films and the fun, Patrick Lives On also features a raffle for various gear and services worth tens of thousands of dollars from shops like Panavision, PRG, Keslow Camera and Camera Ambassador.
“It almost makes me cry when we do the raffle at the end of the night because we might help a young filmmaker whose work is awesome but needs a camera,” said Frontain. “One year, the winner stood up and donated the gear to another filmmaker.”
The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of “seasoned veterans as well as people who just like movies,” she added. For more information about submitting work to Patrick Lives On, click here.
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Patricia Frontain received the Ruby Dee Award for excellence in the Performing Arts for her hard work, dedication, and commitment to keeping at-risk teens safe and engaged. 2019 ‘WE DREAM IN COLOR’ Humanitarian Celebration HONOREES. Host: CBS NEWS ANCHOR/REPORTER: SUZANNE Le MIGNOT. Founder/CEO: DR. QUINTON de’ ALEXANDER.www.wedreamincolor.org