March 25, 2021

Tickets Now on Sale for the 2021 Sound of Silent Film Festival

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.

Program One: The Ephemeral Orphanage – Friday, April 30 8:30 CST
Program Two: The Silent Treatment – Saturday, May 1 8:30 CST

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


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