The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago announced increased funding for The Best of Black Harvest West with a grant of $8,000 as part of an overall package of $18,000 from The Allstate Corporation to support the Black Harvest Film Festival.
This grant specifically supports the expansion of the Black Harvest Film Festival's pre-festival series The Best of Black Harvest to create The Best of Black Harvest Film Festival West, presented in partnership with the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance and BBF Family Services.
There are screenings presented monthly from March through May; showtimes vary from screening to screening.
The actual Black Harvest Film Festival will take place Aug. 4-30. The call for entries ends June 8.
All screenings are free and open to the public; visit SiskelFilmCenter.org/blackharvest .