Chicago International Film Festival

October 11–22, 2023

The 59th Chicago International Film Festival

Welcome to North America’s longest-running competitive film festival. With more than 100 feature films and 60 shorts films from around the world, ranging from moving, life-affirming dramas to eye-opening documentaries to midnight shockers, this year’s festival will leave you with plenty talk about!

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(Document updated: Oct 10)



Festival Awards

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

Submit Your Film

Complete 2023 Film List
A searchable list of every film in this year’s Festival


Special tribute events honoring luminaries of the film industry

2023 Festival Programs
View films curated around unique themes by our Festival programmers. Also available: View films by genre.

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

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 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.

Festival Travel and Hotels

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


Tickets & Passes

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

Festival Venues
From the AMC NEWCITY 14 to the Chicago Park District, learn all about where to attend Festival screenings this year.

Find out which films are available to stream directly to your home.

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.


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


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

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


Exterior of the Music Box Theatre with the festival logo projected onto it

Festival First Look
Learn about the Opening Night Block Party and Opening Night Film

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.

Exterior of the Music Box Theatre at night with a crowd of people outside.

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.

Full Films List

Submit Your Film
Film submissions for the 59th Chicago International Film Festival are now open.

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!