Chicago’s “Pocket Sized” Film Festival

Posted by: Tiffany Dillon



A few weeks ago we gave you a taste of what’s to come at Chicago’s European Union Film Festival. And while a European getaway interests many, we know many of you might be craving something a little different. Perhaps a festival that’s a little smaller and closer to home?


So, we did some digging. And boy oh boy, have we uncovered a treat for you.


We are happy to announce that the Chicago Media Project is presenting their Doc10 Film Festival (which they’ve fantastically summed up as “pocket sized & highly pedigreed”) just for you!


This mini festival is only the second of its kind and is back to present ten documentary premieres between March 30th and April 2nd at The Davis Theatre.


If you’re interested in a smaller film festival with content sure to wow you, we definitely recommend you come out and visit. Curious to learn more? Take a look at some of the films showing at the festival below:


Casting JonBenet



Examine the mysteries surrounding the unsolved murder of JonBenet Ramsey through a docu-fiction lens. ​

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The Island and the Whales


Descendants of Vikings? Pamela Anderson? Whale hunting? The Island and the Whales is sure to be a film you’ll just have to see to believe.

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Death in the Terminal

Death in the Terminal


The creators of this film wove together footage from cellphone and surveillance cameras to retell the horrific story of a terrorist attack at a bus terminal in Israel.

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And of course: Don't miss the DOC10 "Nonfiction Resistance" panel, on the role of documentary in fighting for progressive causes.