The 2018 CIG Film Festival
The Chicago International Genre Film Festival will take place from November 16 through November 18, 2018.
The festival is currently scheduled to be held at several venues in the Chicago metro area so as to allow filmmakers and audiences to have the best festival experience Chicago can offer.
Mark received his B.A. in Performance Studies and his M.A. in Theatre/Arts Marketing and Management at Northwestern University/Kellogg School of Management. He also received his J.D. from Loyola University, Chicago and is currently licensed to practice law in New York and Illinois. He has produced and directed numerous stage shows, feature films and television projects. Mark is pleased to serve as the current Executive Director of the CIG Film Fest.
Marc Menet is an Emmy award winning freelance cinematographer based out of Chicago. His experience ranges from narratives and commercials to music videos and documentaries. Marc studied cinematography at Columbia College Chicago where he accumulated over 100 cinematography credits on a large variety of films. Marc has been awarded the Rising Star Cinematographer Award from Screen Magazine, and his work has been seen on such channels as PBS, MTV, the History Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, Showtime, NBC, and Fox.
Andy is an accomplished entertainment executive and entrepreneur. Mr. Salmen has over 15 years in the entertainment industry as a writer, producer, distributor, marketing executive, and on-air talent with firms such as ESPN, ESPNRadio, FOX, and ABC. Mr. Salmen is the founder of SOLCO Entertainment, a media production and finance company utilizing innovative strategies and technology to produce and monetize content. Mr. Salmen is also a partner and cofounder in the media companies Pixovi and StoryOsophy.
ADVISORY BOARD/ JUDGES
Credits include: Henry – Portrait of a Serial Killer; Mad Dog and Glory; Wild Things; The Merry Gentleman
Credits include: A Chance In The World, WTF News America, The Opera Lover, The Merry Gentleman
Credits include: A Chance In The World, Hercules – The Legendary Journeys, Scary Movie 4, Deamonentia,
Credits Include: Saturday Night Live; Second City Headline News; WTF News America; Shut Up & Dance
Credits Include: By Courier (Oscar nominated); King of the Corner; Train Town; The Blue Diner
Credits Include: Bodies, Rest & Motion, Kicking and Screaming, Cyrus – Mind of a Serial Killer, Sleep With Me
Credits Include: Friday 13th, Swamp Thing, Deep Star Six, Wishmaster, Kickboxer 3: The Art of War, The Hills Have Eyes Part II
Credits Include: 2001 Maniacs; Veronika Decides to Die; The Legend of Awesomest Maximus; The Kid
Credits Include: Undercover Brother, Primary Colors, Night of the Demons, Brain Dead, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
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