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Free Spirit Media Pathways

Free Spirit Media Pathways is a creative industry workforce development pipeline that helps emerging 18 -25 year old creatives break into the media and film industries. We support young filmmakers and open access to opportunities, resources, and connections with industry professionals who can help them further their goals in developing successful, fulfilling careers.

Free Spirit Media Pathways includes many opportunities to expand knowledge and grow in the industry including:

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We support young filmmakers by giving them access to many opportunities, resources, and connections with industry professionals who can help them further their goals with our FREE Pathways Membership! Pathways members receive access to exclusive, member-only, opportunities including:

  • FREE educational events with Pathways Partners, including IFP Chicago, Stage 18, AbelCine, 2112 and more!
  • Discounted film and media events, screenings, and workshops throughout the city!
  • Gigs, grants, and scholarships

Pathways Members also receive weekly digest emails, and an invite to our members-only Facebook group, featuring screenings, grants, scholarships, jobs, internships and more. The Free Spirit Media Pathways group connects participants with other emerging creatives, and serves as a platform to share work, seek collaborators and crew, and receive feedback on projects.

To join Free Spirit Media Pathways, complete the application here.

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