About

Sisters in Cinema was founded as a resource for and about African American women media makers. Our mission is to entertain, educate, develop and celebrate

What We Do

We provide mentoring, counseling and industry contacts for anyone working or who wishes to work in the media industry through selected programming. We produce media through our partnership with Our Film Works. We offer workshops, classes and screenings to the general public. Through the Sisters in Cinema archive project we assists those who wish to learn more about the rich and understudied history of African American women filmmakers.

Media Production

We produce films and other media that celebrate the works and lives of female African-American filmmakers.

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Scholar track

The Sisters in Cinema archive assists those who wish to learn more about the rich and understudied history of African American women filmmakers.

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Events

We host video screenings, lectures and workshops.

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Career Support Network

We provide mentoring, counseling and industry contacts for anyone working or who wishes to work in creative media industries

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Pre-professional Educational Program

We teach media-making to young women of color.

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Media Production

We produce films and other media that celebrate the works and lives of female African-American filmmakers.

Read more
Scholar track

The Sisters in Cinema archive assists those who wish to learn more about the rich and understudied history of African American women filmmakers.

Read more
Events

We host video screenings, lectures and workshops.

Read more
Career Support Network

We provide mentoring, counseling and industry contacts for anyone working or who wishes to work in creative media industries

Read more
Pre-professional Educational Program

We teach media-making to young women of color.

Read more

About

Sisters in Cinema was founded as a resource for and about African American women media makers. Our mission is to entertain, educate, develop and celebrate future generations of storytellers and their audiences. 

In June 2017 Sisters in Cinema was awarded a Neighborhood Opportunity Fund matching grant from the city of Chicago for property acquisition and the rehab and build-out of Sisters in Cinema as a Media Arts Center. 

Sisters in Cinema joins the ranks of The Stony Island Arts Bank, The Black Cinema House, and the future Obama Library and Museum as part of a growing network of organizations on the South side of Chicago focused on cultural development and neighborhood transformation through projects that promote and honor African American leadership, history and creativity.