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September 23, 2022


Evanston Art Center parking lot

1717 Central Street Evanston, IL 60201

The 4th Annual Side/Lot Evanston Experimental Video Showcase features short, experimental videos by film and video makers who live or work in the Chicagoland region. The showcase aims to present short, experimental work by diverse creators, highlighting their unique visions and approaches to media.

This screening is free and open to the public. The screening will begin after dark outside on a large wall at the Evanston Art Center. We will start with some music and invited pieces just after sunset and screen the juried work beginning at 8:00pm.

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2022 Filmmakers:

Beth Ashby

Julia Pello

Claudia Bucher, Anni Holm & Rose Camastro Pritchett

Chris Churchill

Christopher Donahue

Alana Ferguson

Emeer Hasanpoor

Lan Makes

Maya Nguyen

Caldwell Peterson

Alyssa Sammons

Hamed Shafie

Shiloh Washington

Michael Workman


2022 Curators and Organizers

Anne Hayden Stevens, Artist/Curator

Naeema Jamilah Torres, Curator/Filmmaker
Mezcla Media Collective

Mat Rappaport, Artist/Filmmaker/Curator






Thursday July 30th @ 8pm (Gates close at 8:20) Program begins promptly at 8:30 ending by 9:30.

As in years past, we will be projecting the videos onto the side of the Evanston Art Center. This year, due to the coronavirus, we are using the drive-in theater format to keep our community safe and socially distanced. We have remapped the parking lot to maximize the view and number of cars. We ask that you arrive early to allow for parking. Audio will be broadcast via FM radio, so make sure your car radio works. Rain or Shine.
CLICK HERE to view images from the 2020 Outdoor Drive-In.
Join us for the Virtual Screening and Q&A with the Filmmakers on the EAC YouTube channel on August 13 at 7:30pm! 
CLICK HERE to view images and film stills from the 2019 Outdoor Film Screening.