We have, a few times before, profiled Chicago-based indie
filmmaker Mark Harris, on his
films and his efforts to establish the Englewood
International Film Festival in his
You don’t have to live in Chicago to know that the Englewood
neighborhood doesn’t have the greatest
reputation. But Harris, who was born and still lives the area, says that the
public is getting just a small part of the story.
He’s determined to prove that no one “can overshadow
the hope for the future of this Chicago area.” And that his ultimate
goal is to “present a brighter side of the
area to the city, media, entertainment industry and the world. The goal of the
panels, films, and overall event is this: To change the imaging and condition
of the people in Englewood.”
As a result, Harris, along with Honee Earth LLC, is getting ready to start up the 3rd annual Englewood
international Film Festival which has previuosly shown films from the US, UK, and Africa
and they are currently soliciting submissions for this year’s festival.
For more details on submissions go HERE.
the video below about this year’s festival: