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THE 57th CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  |  October 13-24, 2021

First Look 2021

First Look
Get a sneak peek at the first films coming to the 57th Chicago International Film Festival.

Tickets & Passes

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

Safety Protocols

Safety Protocols
Learn what rules and protocols have been put in place to guard your safety at this time.

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

Press Accreditation
Apply for media access to the Festival

THE 56th CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Download the Festival Guide

Full Films List

Film Submissions
Submissions for the 57th Chicago International Film Festival are now closed.

ChiFilmFest2020: Fest From Home
Everything you need to create your at-home cinema experience!

Complete Films & Events List
A searchable list of every film and event in this year’s Festival

Drive-in Films
Join our social distanced Gala and World Premiere presentations at the ChiTown Movies Drive-In in Pilsen.

Festival Programs
Films curated around unique themes by our Festival programmers

Festival Genres

Films By Genre
View the Festival films by programmer-curated genre lists.

Tributes

Tributes
Special tribute events honoring luminaries of the film industry

Festival Awards

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

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

FOR INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Festival History

Festival History
Learn about the Festival’s 56-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.

Virtual Q&As

Livestream Q&As
Connect with the artists and filmmakers of the Chicago International Film Festival with these live virtual Q&As.

How to Enjoy This Year’s Festival
Your complete how-to guide for this year’s streaming and drive-in Festival events.

Festival Schedule

Festival Schedule
Browse the schedule of Festival screenings and events.

Frequently Asked Questions

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