Doc10 Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
CHICAGO, IL (March 16, 2020) -- Chicago Media Project announced today that the fifth annual Doc10 Film Festival will be postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A statement appears below.
Amid concern regarding COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone the Doc10 Film Festival. We take the health and safety of both our audience and staff very seriously and we are taking preventative steps to ensure the wellbeing of our community.
Over the last five years, we have built a community of extraordinary film-lovers, activists, and philanthropists who believe in the power of storytelling to create real, meaningful change. This community has supported filmmakers who bridge the gap between the silver screen and the hearts and minds of audiences, and we will continue to do that work together.
We will be reaching out to ticket holders to arrange refunds in the coming days, and all of us at CMP look forward to welcoming guests and filmmakers to Doc10 this summer.
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ABOUT CHICAGO MEDIA PROJECT Chicago Media Project (CMP) provides support to documentary films and filmmakers. Known as an innovator in its field, CMP is a philanthropic community of documentary film lovers who believe in the power of media to move hearts and bring about social change. Created by Paula Froehle and Steve Cohen in 2014, CMP uses a unique Community Model of Philanthropy that aggregates membership contributions to support impactful films and media organizations. CMP funds four areas of programming: direct film financing, large-scale community events, exclusive member events and tech & media innovation. Since its inception, CMP has provided over $5 million in funding, assisted over 102 films, held 82 events and amplified 214 projects. CMP provides financial support to documentary films through its Impact Grand Fund, which helps early stage funding, filmmaker sustainability and innovation in outreach. In 2016, CMP expanded its programming with the launch of the annual Doc10 Film Festival in Chicago, a highly-selective festival of 10 cinematically powerful non-fiction films, along with immersive events to illustrate the power of great storytelling in documentary form. In 2018, CMP extended its impact by seed-funding the American Documentary’s (AmDoc) Artist Emergency Fund that provides emergency financial assistance to filmmakers facing unexpected personal calamities. www.doc10.org