Chicago International Film Festival

October 16–27, 2024

The 60th Chicago International Film Festival

Get ready to be part of something truly special this fall at the 60th edition of the Chicago International Film Festival, North America’s longest-running competitive film festival!

Keep an eye out for updates on the 60th #ChiFilmFest, including some exciting programming to commemorate this momentous anniversary. Join us as we celebrate six decades of cinematic excellence!


Festival History

Festival History
Learn about the Festival’s 60-year history and other Cinema/Chicago year-round programming.

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Become a Member
Get priority access and special discounts for our 60th Festival, plus exclusive access to free Members’ Screenings.

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Festival Sponsors
Meet all of the partners and sponsors that make the Festival possible.

The 59th Chicago International Film Festival

Look back at the more than 100 feature films, 60 short films, and special events featured during the 2023 edition of the festival.

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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

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Festival Selection Oscar Nominees
Explore just how many of 2024 Oscar nominees appeared at the 59th Chicago International Film Festival.

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

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Special tribute events honoring luminaries of the film industry

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


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Submit Your Film
Film submissions for the 60th Chicago International Film Festival are now open.

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60th Anniversary Cinema Soirée
Celebrate 60 years of cinematic excellence with an unforgettable night of glamour and fun-raising


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.


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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.

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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.

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!

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.