‘Counting’ is winning prizes on the festival circuit!

Our first short film, Counting, directed by company member Dan Pal and written by Kari Morris, is currently enjoying success on the film festival circuit. It recently won the 2017 award for 1st Place Short Feature at the North By Midwest Microbudget Film Festival in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Other upcoming festivals include:  Show Me Justice Film […]

New AltReels Film Fest

Pride Films and Plays announces five short films receiving their Chicago premieres during Queer Bits AltReels Film Festival at the Public House Theatre (3914 N Clark) on April 25th, 2016. Buy tickets here! Pride Films and Plays’ Queer Bits AltReels Film Festival will showcase five short films that test the boundaries of traditional filmmaking. The […]

Films Selected for PFP’s LezPlay Film Fest

 LezPlay Film Festival Pride Films and Plays announces eight short films from four different countries receiving their Chicago premieres during LezPlay Film Festival at the Public House Theatre (3914 N Clark) on February 22nd, 2016.   Pride Films and Plays’ LezPlay Film Festivalincludes a couple’s existential barrage of delusion, a teenage girls search for courage […]

Counting

PFP’s first original short is Counting, directed by Dan Pal from a screenplay by Kari Morris. Counting features PFP Company Members Kenzie Siebert, Carolyn Reynolds, and Joan McGrath, and was shot on location in Chicago in July 2016. In 1951, Violet and Milly make a love promise over a penny. In 2015, the promise comes […]

Queer Bits Fall Film Festival II, November 9

Pride Films and Plays announces Queer Bits Fall Film Festival II at the Public House Theatre (3914 N Clark) on November 9, 2015. Come check out short films that are packing plenty! The full program of short films will be announced a month prior to the screening. The evening will be split into two one-hour programs.  […]

Gay Film Weekend Schedule Announced

This fall, Pride Films and Plays’ developmental work with writers from around the country continues with Gay Film Weekend for new screenplay development. Five finalists and five semi-finalists have been named in PFP’s Great Gay Screenplay Contest, an international contest for screenplays with LGBT characters and themes. The finalists include a wide range of subject […]

An Interview with Filmmaker Carlos Ocho

“It is very important for me that my films add a value to this world we live in, either through the drama, comedy or horror. Providing seeds of consciousness and giving questions to think about.” –Carlos Ocho Carlos Ocho is a filmmaker based in Barcelona, Spain. His short film “Open Relationship” was included in Queer Bits Fall […]

Queer Bits Summer Film Fest Selections Announced!

Pride Films and Plays’ Queer Bits Summer Film Festival Announces Eight Short Films to Receive Chicago Premieres Pride Films and Plays (PFP) begins an exciting season of new screenplays and short films receiving their Chicago premieres! PFP is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Great Gay Screenplay Contest via FilmFreeway.com with an Early Bird Deadline […]

Queer Bits Fall Film Fest

Pride Films and Plays announces ten short films from the USA, Denmark, and Spain receiving their Chicago premieres during Queer Bits Fall Film Festival at the Public House Theatre (3914 N Clark) on November 10th, 2014. Pride Films and Plays’ Queer Bits Film Fall Festival will include a sexy romp about a young man with […]