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The Consortium of indies, Artistes & Others (The Consortium, or CiAO), was formed in early 2009, and is intended as a varied group of of people interested in independent film and other related subject areas. This can include all areas of indie film production, other productions of various kinds, multimedia, watching & appreciation, and more. See the list to the right.
We envision CiAO as a way for people to meet others with similar (and dissimilar) interests, sharing of information, resource awareness (actors & others), human networking, and as an information and event clearing house to keep people informed about what is happening in the greater Chico and north-state (NorCal) area regarding all aspects and areas of interest in film and related subject matter.
We plan on having a variety of tools at hand for keeping abreast of events and other information, including a calendar, discussion forum, announcements, news items, etc... Let us know what you think and would like to see.
Please JOIN the CiAO facebook page:
Also, please sign up to our e-mail list by sending an e-mail to
In the 'Indie Tradition', all are welcome to "join" CiAO. There is a simple, free membership process, with no fees or dues. (currently, although we suppose that may change in the future) See the e-mail link above.
Please do not forget, or neglect, to include a few words describing your particular interests, to enable us to get a better idea of our membership interests and abilities. Later, we hope to include profiles of members so that others can easily find resources that they may need, such as actors, props, crew, writers, etc...
We would like to have a group meeting once a month to meet members face to face. Particulars of each meeting will be in the monthly email newsletter. We will also be expanding this website accordingly as time drags on. An on-line discussion forum is in the works.
Suggestions, ideas and help are always appreciated.
Spread the word!!
( CiAO is pronounced like the italian word "ciao" – pronounced 'chow' – used to express greeting or farewell)
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