Chicago International Film Festival

The 58th Chicago International Film Festival


Welcome to the 58th Chicago International Film Festival, North America’s longest-running competitive film festival. Catch this year’s Festival on the big screen at venues around Chicago or streaming from home with our curated virtual selection. With more than 90 features and 60 shorts films from around the world, ranging from moving, life-affirming dramas to eye-opening documentaries to midnight shockers, dive into this year’s program to find your next favorite.

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(Documents updated: Oct 21)


Submit Your Film

Complete 2022 Film List
A searchable list of every film in this year’s Festival

2022 Festival Programs
View films curated around unique themes by our Festival programmers. Also available: View films by genre.


Special tribute events honoring luminaries of the film industry

Festival Awards

Festival Award Winners
Winners of the Festival’s coveted Hugo Awards in seven different competition categories.


Festival Venues
From the AMC River East 21 to the Chicago Park District, learn all about where to attend Festival screenings this year.

This year’s festival features many films available to stream directly to your home. Learn more here.


Festival Hot Spots
Keep the Festival going at some of the best restaurants and hangouts in the city.


Industry Days
Industry Days is the Chicago International Film Festival’s hub for filmmakers and industry professionals to connect, share ideas, and be inspired

Festival Juries
Meet the jurors for this year’s Festival.


Festival History

Festival History
Learn about the Festival’s 57-year history and other Cinema/Chicago year-round programming.

Festival Sponsors

Festival Sponsors
Thank you to all of the partners and sponsors that make the Festival possible.

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Opening Night Block Party
Help us kick off the Festival in style with a free block party outside of the Music Box Theatre on opening night.

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Volunteer to help out during the Festival and earn great perks.

Festival Travel and Hotels

Festival Hotel
Experience the Festival while staying with our official Hotel Partner.

Full Films List

Film Submissions
Film submissions for the 58th Chicago International Film Festival are now closed.

Festival Schedule

Festival Calendar
Browse the complete calendar of Festival screenings & events. Want to see what else is playing at a venue? Plan your visit with our Festival schedule grid.

Attending Artists
See which artists and filmmakers are scheduled to attend the Festival and which screenings they’ll be at.

Best of the Fest Screenings
Don’t miss newly added screenings of these Festival award winners and audience favorites!

Press Accreditation
Apply for media access to the Festival and review all of our press materials.

Tickets & Passes

Tickets & Passes
Purchase single tickets or multi-ticket passes now for the Festival.

Festival How-To
Not sure how to get tickets, set up online streaming, or troubleshoot an issue? Try here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions about the Festival.

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Accessibility at the Festival
Learn about accessibility at Festival venues and screenings.