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2017 Highlights:

  • Screened 49 international films-­­features, shorts, web series, videos

  • 1500 artists and ticket holders through the door

  • 1000 new website visitors to website during festival event weekend

  • Average of 1200 website visitors per month

  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) engagement and amplification quadruples the week of the festival

  • Slamdance co-founder Dan Mirvish hosted Chicago premiere of his comedy feature Bernard and Huey

  • Strong Youtube presence with representation from Collab Studios Los Angeles­­ gaining thousands of views on content

  • Marketing initiatives such as Facebook ads, YouTube ads, movie theater preview ads, advertising (DNA Info), extensive cross promotions (International Screenwriters Association, iPitch, Home Advisor, Second City Chicago, The Playground Theater, Cinema Jaw, Rogers Park Arts Alliance, The New 400 Theater, Hampton Inn Loyola, Loyola Phoenix Newspaper, Harold Ramis Film School ). Other initiatives available dependent on yearly marketing budget.

Marketing Demographics:

  • 58% Males, 41% Females

  • Ages 25-34

  • Top in-market segments for our audience: Travel, Employment, Dating Services, News & Celebrity News, Movies, Technology, Education

Past Press Coverage:

Windy City Live ­ On air segment, audience give away

Chicago Tribune reviews and preview story

Chicago Mag ­ Month's Best

Chicago Mag (Online)­ Fest Director’s Picks

Chicago Sun­Times (Online)­ Weekend Top Events

The DePaulia

Columbia College Chicago

TimeOut Chicago ­ Event Listing Blurb

Urban Matter Top 10 Things to Do in November

Chicagoist Top 10 Things to Do This Week in Chicago Film

Solzy at the Movies Reviews and Previews

Reel Chicago


Do312 ­ Event Listing Blurb

Northwest Indiana Times ­ Preview Article

Lake County News ­ Film Screening Preview

Chicago Now ­ Event Preview

Reel Chicago ­ Event Preview

Cinema Jaw ­ Podcast Coverage

Bitches That Brunch ­ Event Preview

Freehand Chicago ­ Weekend Picks

Gapersblock ­ Event Listing Blurb

DNA Chicago ­ Event Listing Blurb


Sample of Press:










CCFF Notable Films:

2011 Losing Control (Netflix)

2011 Unicorn City (Netflix)

2012 Do I Have To Take Care of Everything? (86th Academy Awards)

2013 One Small Hitch (Netflix)

2015 Up on the Wooftop (Netflix)

2016 And Punching the Clown (Netflix)

2017 Special Unit (Netflix)