Our Film Works 

Our Film Works is an Illinois corporation founded in 1997 focused on media production and consulting. Founder and CEO, Yvonne Welbon established the organization primarily to produce work that creates a stronger media presence for African American women. In addition, she works as a producer for hire on broadcast, documentary and feature film production.

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Sisters In Cinema 

Sisters in Cinema was founded as a resource for and about African American women media makers. Our mission is to entertain, educate, develop and celebrate future generations of storytellers and their audiences.

In June 2017 Sisters in Cinema was awarded a Neighborhood Opportunity Fund matching grant from the city of Chicago for property acquisition and the rehab and build-out of Sisters in Cinema as a Media Arts Center.

Sisters in Cinema joins the ranks of The Stony Island Arts Bank, The Black Cinema House, and the future Obama Library and Museum as part of a growing network of organizations on the South side of Chicago focused on cultural development and neighborhood transformation through projects that promote and honor African American leadership, history and creativity.

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Sisters In The Life 

Sisters in the Life is a black lesbian trans-media project produced by Yvonne Welbon centering on the history of out African American lesbian media making that includes an archive a book of essays, a feature documentary, and a website where both the archive and the new documentary stories will live – creating an online grassroots community, classroom and film festival.

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