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

$75 DECEMBER 15TH DEADLINE
$95 FEBRUARY 15TH DEADLINE
$105 MARCH 15TH DEADLINE

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.

Short Film

$55 DECEMBER 15TH DEADLINE
$65 FEBRUARY 15TH DEADLINE
$85 MARCH 15TH DEADLINE

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.

Short Short Films

$35 DECEMBER 15TH DEADLINE
$45 FEBRUARY 15TH DEADLINE
$60 MARCH 15TH DEADLINE

Comedy shorts UNDER 5 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.

Webseries

$40 DECEMBER 15TH DEADLINE
$50 FEBRUARY 15TH DEADLINE
$60 MARCH 15TH DEADLINE

Web Series are 1 to 10 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.

Pilots

$55 DECEMBER 15TH DEADLINE
$65 FEBRUARY 15TH DEADLINE
$85 MARCH 15TH DEADLINE

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

Feature Screenplays

$35 DECEMBER 15TH DEADLINE
$45 FEBRUARY 15TH DEADLINE
$55 MARCH 15TH DEADLINE

(See special screenplay terms under our terms and conditions when you submit)

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.

 
 

Alternative submission tools:

 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 Once three people have used the waiver code it is no longer active. Sign up for our newsletter here.