CIMMfest, is to highlight the crossover of film and song through the production of an annual 4-day, multi-venue festival in the city of Chicago. Ultimately, CIMMfest strive to shed light on the interconnectedness of all people, around the world, shown through the lens of music and moving image, both recorded and performed live.
All of the films screened at CIMMfest have music at their center: short and long form documentaries and narrative fiction; concert films; animation; music videos, along with related performances and concerts, art exhibits and panel discussions, presented at historic and famous venues around Chicago.
Fiction, Brazil, 84 min., US premiere
Directed by Beatriz Seigner
Three Brazilian women hoping to make it in Bollywood are in for a rude awakening when their producer and their hotel reservations are AWOL when they arrive in India. Forced to fend for themselves, they find a teenage promoter whose lying and choreography skills give them the chance they were hoping for. The debut fictional feature from actress and writer Beatriz Seigner is a funny and moving story of culture clash and the power of music.
With: “Dress to Impress” (short musical fiction about wearing the right clothes to work, USA, directed by Lizette Montesinos, 10 min.)