Annual Retreat

The annual retreat is a yearly two-day production intensive for up to 16 Mezcla members. The annual retreat is designed to provide Mezcla members the opportunity to be in community and immerse themselves in a specific skill set, and features a high-profile keynote speaker. In the past, Mezcla has had retreats relating to documentary cinematography and screenwriting, with keynotes Lyric Cabral and Jessica King. The topic of the retreat varies from year to year.

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Quarterly Workshops

Quarterly Workshops

Each quarter, Mezcla hosts workshops that provide a deep dive into a timely topic surrounding the film industry. These workshops are facilitated by individuals who are experienced in the topic and are local to Chicago. Topics range based on member needs.

Industry Circles

These monthly meet-ups provide an engagement opportunity for members to casually connect, provide feedback on each other's projects, and network. The meet-ups switch between in-person and virtual engagements. Most in-person meetups are happy hours hosted at restaurants around the city and are led by volunteers within the Mezcla community.

Industry Circle
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Gear Access Program

Through our Gear Access Program (GAP), we aim to increase accessibility to professional-level equipment and technical resources in our community, especially for BIPOC creatives that often lack these resources. Through hands-on experience and continuing education, Mezcla removes barriers to technical knowledge.

Annual Retreat
Quarterly Workshops
Industry Circles
Gear Access Program
The annual retreat is a yearly two-day production intensive for up to 16 Mezcla members. The annual retreat is designed to provide Mezcla members to be in community and immerse themselves in a specific skill set, and features a high-profile keynote speaker. In the past, Mezcla has had retreats relating to documentary cinematography and screenwriting, with keynotes Lyric Cabral and Jessica King. The topic of the retreat varies from year to year.
Each quarter, Mezcla hosts workshops that provide a deep dive into a timely topic surrounding the film industry. These workshops are facilitated by individuals who are experienced in the topic and are local to Chicago. Topics range based on member needs.
The monthly meet-ups provide a monthly engagement opportunity for members to casually meet up, provide feedback on each other's projects, and network. These switch back-and-forth between both in-person and virtual. Most in-person meetups are happy hours hosted at restaurants around the city. These meet-ups are led by volunteers within the Mezcla community.
Through our Gear Access Program (GAP), we aim to increase accessibility to professional-level equipment and technical resources in our community, especially for BIPOC creatives that often lack these resources. Through hands-on experience and continuing education, Mezcla removes barriers to technical knowledge.

Our Events

We are a tight-knit community, so there are always opportunities around town to get together. Join us at any of our many Mezcla events.

Mezcla Townhall

Come hear the latest for Mezcla!
Date:
January 15, 2023
Time:
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Writers Accountability Meetup & Industry Circle

Get assigned your writing partner for the first quarter of the year and talk all things screenwriting!
Date:
January 5, 2023
Time:
6:00PM - 7:00PM
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