Chicago International Film Festival call for entries

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Submit work by
July 8 (late deadline)
to be considered
for CIFF’s
55th annual run,
October 16-27

The Chicago International Film Festival has announced entries are now being accepted for all programs of the Festival’s 55th edition taking place October 16-27, 2019.

Filmmakers can now submit feature-length, documentary, and short films on the Festival’s website through FilmFreeway or Withoutabox.

Competitive programs in the Festival include the International Feature Film Competition, which awarded the Gold Hugo for Best Film to Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro in 2018, along with the International Documentary Competition, New Directors Competition, Short Film Competition, and more.

The Festival continues to be an Academy Award-qualifying festival for the winners of the Best Live Action Short and Best Documentary Short competitions.

Submission deadlines for the 55th Chicago International Film Festival for all films are:
   Early Deadline – April 8, 2019
   Regular Deadline – June 17, 2019
   Late Deadline – July 8, 2019

Full submission guidelines and eligibility requirements can be found at https://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/submit/. Questions about submissions can be directed to entries@chicagofilmfestival.com.
 

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CINEYOUTH CALL FOR ENTRIES
Created in 2005, CineYouth is the Chicago International Film Festival’s annual three-day showcase of short films made by filmmakers 22-years-old and younger from around the world! CineYouth strives to encourage the talent of young filmmakers and to provide them with opportunities to tell their stories, network with their peers and offer a platform that supports diverse youth voices.

CineYouth offers hands-on workshops for filmmaking and performing, filmmaker Q&A’s, a Film Pitch, scholarships and more!

This year’s program takes place April 26-28 at the Music Box Theater. To submit your work, click here!

 
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About Cinema/Chicago
Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round nonprofit arts and education organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. Cinema/Chicago’s programs include the Chicago International Film Festival, Summer Screenings Program, CineYouth Festival, and year-round Education Program. Celebrating its 55th edition October 16-27, 2019, the Chicago International Film Festival is North America’s longest-running competitive film festival. For more information, please visit www.chicagofilmfestival.com.

 
Send your festival updates to Reel Chicago Editor Dan Patton, dan@reelchicago.com.

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