We PREFER online screeners, digital copies, or a link to an online video (such as YouTube or Vimeo). Please include a valid password if required. If these options are not available, please send a clearly labeled thumb drive or DVD.

Films selected will need to provide a High Definition digital copy

All materials submitted become the property of the festival and will not be returned.

DVD’s must be clearly labeled with film title, category and running time.

More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted with its own entry form.

Thumbdrives and DVDs will not be returned.

Filmmaker will assume shipping costs to the festival.

Titles produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles.

The selection committees’ and juries’ decisions are final.

Foreign entrants must assume all responsibility for clearing films and videotapes through U.S. and foreign customs officials.

Chicago Independent Film Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or festival scheduling.

Filmmaker agrees that films entered into the festival may be selected for screening at the festival and may also be screened in other media in association with the promotion of the film festival via live screenings or television.