Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The 55th Chicago International Film Festival Announces Call For Entries


CHICAGO - 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 Questions about submissions can be directed to

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