ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival is a unique event featuring new short silent films in every conceivable genre screened with newly-composed musical scores performed live.
We source the films through a global call, commission the composers and our wonderful musicians bring it all to life.
There are two completely different programs this year and two ways to enjoy them. They will be performed live in Chicago in the VIN312 parking lot with limited seating, followed by a virtual presentation a week later.
Don’t miss the sixteenth annual Sound of Silent Film Festival!
In-person Performances (limited to 100 people per night)
VIN312 Parking Lot at 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Virtual Presentations (link will be emailed to you)
Program One: The Ephemeral Orphanage – Friday, May 7 – 8:00 Central/9:00 Eastern
Program Two: The Silent Treatment – Saturday, May 8 – 8:00 Central/9:00 Eastern
Pay what you can – suggested donation of $20 for one show, $30 for both
Chris Ramaekers – Music Director
David Wetzel – Technical Director
Alyson Berger – cello
Christie Miller – clarinet
Marianne Parker – piano
Brent Roman – percussion
Trevor Patricia Watkin – flute
Amy Wurtz – piano
Henry Zheng – violin
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Watch the 2020 Festival