- Third Coast Festival
- Navy Pier
- 848 East Grand
- Chicago, Illinois
2011 TCFF screenings / Events
Two to tango (screening)
Stories of twosomes: mothers and sons, friends and lovers, foster kids and fake twins. Producer Christopher Johnson will be on-hand for a Q&A following the screening.
- Matching Outfits Not Included by Hillary Frank (USA)
- Brian and Norm by Shevonne Hunt (AUS)
- Nothing's Ever Permanent in Foster Care by Michael Jacobson and Courtney Stein (USA)
- Secret Life of an Australian Mother by Eurydice Aroney (AUS)
- Welcome to the Metal by Christopher Johnson (USA)
- All You Need is a Wall by Frances Willick (CAN)
Lights Out (Screening)
Stories of metaphorical and literal darkness: blackouts, blindness, lost love, and misadventures in space. Producer Jonathan Goldstein will be on-hand for a Q&A following the screening.
- Lights Out by Delaney Hall (USA)
- Basement Story by Austin Bunn (USA)
- A Cold Freezin Night (for Doomed Lovers) by Andrea Silenzi (USA)
- Moon Graffiti by Jonathan Mitchell and Hillary Frank (USA)
- Star for Sale by Gretchen Miller (AUS)
- A Seizure's Lament by Carma Jolly and Steve Wadhams (CAN)
- First Steps by Jonathan Goldstein, Mira Burt-Wintonick, Cristal Duhaime, and Ryan Knighton (CAN)
crossed Signals (Screening)
Stories of communication and miscommunication: lost letters, invented languages, and a certain famous accent. Producer Samara Freemark will be on-hand for a Q&A following the screening.
- Couple Two Tree by Sean Cole (USA)
- Subtext: Communicating with Horses by Jay Allison (USA)
- Breaking Away by Josh Gleason (USA)
- 99% Invisible: A Designed Language by Roman Mars (USA)
- All You Need is a Wall (Memo) by Alix Blair (USA)
- Something Lost, Something Found by Samara Freemark (USA)
- Memory Palace: These Words Forever by Nate Dimeo (USA)
Escape Velocity (screening)
Stories of flight, movement, and release: wandering refugees, an epic pilgrimage, cross-cultural obsession, and more. Producer Jad Abumrad will be on-hand for a Q&A following the screening.
- Riding Through Summer by Katie Mingle (USA)
- Finding Emilie by Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich, and Soren Wheeler (USA)
- A Small Song by Ann Heppermann and Kara Oehler (USA)
- Circling the Center of Creation by Scott Carrier (USA)
- Gamun-Pyul by Rayon Wright and Sanda Htyte (USA)
And the Envelope please... (screening)
Stories sampled from the winners of the 2011 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation competition. Producers Nick van der Kolk and Brendan Baker will be on-hand for a Q&A following the screening.
- Heel, Toe, Step Together by Katie Burningham (UK)
- Children of Sodom and Gomorrah by Sharon Davis and Jens Jarisch (AUS)
- The Wisdom of Jay Thunderbolt by Nick van der Kolk and Brendan Baker with Nick Williams (USA)
- Kohn by Andy Mills with musical collaborators Hudson Branch. (We're thrilled that Andy and Hudson Branch will be joining us to perform a LIVE version of Kohn!)
*Please note: this screening contains some adult material!
Turn The Dark Back On Again: Sorry I Look Like Me (Presentation)
Very special guest Jonathan Goldstein, host and producer of Wiretap and frequent contributor to This American Life, will perform a live reading of his trademark radio stories, accompanied by images and an animation-in-progress.
Fresh Eats from Blue Sky Bakery
We have no doubt you’ll listen up an appetite today. Stop by the Blue Sky Cafe table (10:00 am – 6:00 pm) for a sandwich or baked goodie in between screenings.
COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE AND TEA FROM LAVAZZA
Lavazza Espression will be providing the following specialties: Lavazza's Rainforest Alliance Certified Tierra Coffee, loose leaf tea, and Cremespresso®, a creamy frozen espresso innovation.
Audio Tech 101 with Jeff Towne
Tech guru Jeff Towne, of Transom.org, will be around throughout the day to answer any/every question you have about recording and editing sound, whether you're an aspiring newbie or a veteran with a vexing query. Feel free to bring your own equipment - like your smart phone - for on-the-spot instruction!
Soundsuit performance - 5pm Sharp!
Dancers take the floor, cloaked in Nick Cave’s world famous Soundsuits, made variously of twigs, dryer lint, human hair, vintage toys and buttons. The eye-catching suits are designed by Cave to engulf the wearer to the point that observers "are not able to identify race, gender, creed, anything.” Their swishing, rustling and bobbing create a soundtrack of their own.
Introducing our 2012 ShortDocs Challenge partner:
Itching to make some radio? The 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge = the opportunity (and incentive) to do just that. More details coming soon, but in the meantime drop by and meet the folks from ????? – our 2012 ShortDocs Challenge partner! (We'll reveal the partner AT Filmless.) Hint: Start thinking about the stories all around you...
Sonicbooth, conceived and operated by David Weinberg
Photobooth + microphone = Sonicbooth. Step inside, answer the questions posted in front of you, and say cheese! You'll contribute to an audio slideshow posted online after Filmless, and you'll even get a photo strip souvenir to stick on your fridge, to remind you of the day's radio adventures.
11th annual Third Coast Awards Ceremony
Filmless festivities will culminate in the evening with our annual Awards Ceremony, honoring the winners of the 2011 TC/RHDF Competition. Meet some of the most talented and innovative producers working in radio, find out who won what!
The Awards Ceremony is open to Day Deluxe, Awards Express, Awards Deluxe, and Pidgey Pass holders.
Post-ceremony winners Reception
The celebration will continue at the post-ceremony Winners Reception at the Columbia Yacht Club. Take in the dazzling 360 views of Chicago, as we toast great storytelling and enjoy scrumptious Bananas Foster. The reception is open to Awards Deluxe and Pidgey Pass holders.
2013 FILMLESS SPONSORSHIPS:
Opportunities abound for you to support the Third Coast FilmlessFestival while introducing your company or organization to the best listeners in the world: our fans!
To learn about sponsorships, ads in the printed program and trades, contact us.
Thanks to our 2011 sponsors:
The 2011 TCFF was made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.