Submit Your Film

2019 FEST DATES: APRIL 5TH-7TH, 2019. That’s right! We are switching gears to spring season!
Chicago Comedy Film Festival + Chicago Independent Film (+TV) Festival presents Film & TV Week Chicago. Get ready!

Categories

Feature Film

Comedy Features

Comedy features that are 30 minutes and longer. Entrants must be 18 and over. No student projects. MUST BE A CHICAGO PREMIERE AND MUST NOT HAVE A DISTRIBUTION RELEASE PRIOR TO FESTIVAL.

  • Earlybird Deadline

  • Standard: $50  USD

  • Student: $45  USD

  • Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $75  USD

  • Student: $65  USD

  • Late Deadline

  • Standard: $95  USD

  • Student: $85  USD

  • Extended Deadline Feb 15

  • Standard: $105  USD

  • Student: $95  USD

Short Film

Comedy Shorts

Comedy shorts 5 minutes or more and less than 29 minutes. Students may submit in this category but you must provide the name, email, and phone number of your academic adviser. Entrants must be 18 and over.

  • Earlybird Deadline

  • Standard: $45  USD

  • Student: $40  USD

  • Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $55  USD

  • Student: $50  USD

  • Late Deadline

  • Standard: $65  USD

  • Student: $60  USD

  • Extended Deadline Feb 15

  • Standard: $85  USD

  • Student: $80  USD

Short Short Films

Comedy Short Shorts

Comedy shorts 4 minutes and under. Students may submit in this category and must provide the name, email, and phone number of an academic adviser. Entrants must be 18 and over.

  • Earlybird Deadline

  • Standard: $25  USD

  • Student: $20  USD

  • Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $35  USD

  • Student: $30  USD

  • Late Deadline

  • Standard: $45  USD

  • Student: $40  USD

  • Extended Deadline Feb 15

  • Standard: $60  USD

  • Student: $55  USD

Webseries

Comedy Webisodes

Web Series are 1to 5 minutes in length each episode and are part of an internet television series. Submit two episodes WITHIN ONE FILE (do not enter each episode as its own submission) for consideration. If accepted web series will have the ability to screen up to 10 minutes only.

  • Earlybird Deadline

  • Standard: $30  USD

  • Student: $25  USD

  • Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $40  USD

  • Student: $35  USD

  • Late Deadline

  • Standard: $50  USD

  • Student: $45  USD

  • Extended Deadline Feb 15

  • Standard: $60  USD

  • Student: $55  USD

Comedy Pilots

Pilots 22 min minimum and 60 min max. Entrants must be 18 and over. Student projects are accepted.

  • Earlybird Deadline

  • Standard: $45  USD

  • Student: $40  USD

  • Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $55  USD

  • Student: $50  USD

  • Late Deadline

  • Standard: $65  USD

  • Student: $60  USD

  • Extended Deadline Feb 15

  • Standard: $85  USD

  • Student: $80  USD

Feature Screenplays

Feature Comedy Screenplay Competition

Feature comedy scripts 80-120 pages. Winning script will have a staged reading produced at the 9th Annual Chicago Comedy Film Festival. Please see specific screenplay rules under Terms and Rules. PDF format only please.

  • Earlybird Deadline

  • Standard: $25  USD

  • Student: $20  USD

  • Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $35  USD

  • Student: $30  USD

  • Late Deadline

  • Standard: $45  USD

  • Student: $40  USD

  • Extended Deadline Feb 15

  • Standard: $55  USD

  • Student: $50  USD

Exhibition Requirements

Media Files:

-QUICKTIME PREFERRED

Sound:
-Dolby Digital EX
-Dolby Digital
-DTS

Cinescope (1:2.35)
-Yes

Our complete rules and terms can be found here.


 Waiver requests: Once a month we send out a waiver lottery via our newsletter. We allow up 3 filmmakers to submit for FREE each month. Please sign up for our newsletter in order to receive the code. First come first serve. Once three people have used the waiver code it is no longer active.