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Martini Shot Quarterly Newsletter

Hi folks!

I hope you had a wonderful Summer and are now enjoying all that is Fall!

We want to thank you again for all that participated in our BBQ & Shorts night in July at Mainstage Chicago. Check out a recap video below, made by Chicago Filmmaker, Phil Cagen. We also posted a ton of great photos via W. Davis Photography on our social media sites, you can find those via Facebook or Instagram!

We are excited to announce that our next event will be held on:

Thursday, November 9th from 6:00PM - 9:00PM at Mainstage Chicago

We had an amazing response to our last shorts night, so we will be hosting another showcase night! With that said, please submit your narrative, abstract, or music video (15 minutes or less) to for a chance to show your work on the screen among your film friends! There will be an audience choice voting with some great prizes. We are in talks with some awesome vendors that will have booths at the event as well.

There are a few new changes to the way this event will be held:

  1. We are charging $10 admission for this event.

We will continue to provide complimentary food and alcohol, amazing prizes, and the opportunity to make new industry connections. Wes and Sarah have been hosting this event since 2016 and has always relied on donations and sponsorships on top of paying out of pocket. We have never monetized nor personally made money off of Martini Shot, as we believe in the nature of non profit - with the community, for the community. With that said, certain fees are unavoidable, such as posting events on EventBrite, and buying food and alcohol for 100 people. We hope that you have all gotten something special out of these events over the years and understand the need to charge to continue on with our mission.

2. No Call, No Show Policy

We are cracking down on no call, no shows as it honestly just hurts our overall mission when spots are taken away from others that want to attend. If you no call, no show more than once, your name will be flagged, and you will be bumped to the waiting list for the next event. I'd like to think we are easy going - just get ahold of us VIA EMAIL if something pops up! We are here for you.

Reserve your spot now! And don't forget to submit your work!


Other events happening in Chicago

1. Chicago International Film Festival

2. Black Harvest Film Festival

3. Mezcla Media Collective - Happy Hour

4. Music Box of Horrors 2023

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again in November!

Sarah + Wes

Founders. Filmmakers. Friends.

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