Industry Days

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The Chicago International Film Festival’s hub for filmmakers and industry professionals to connect, share ideas and inspire each other, this year’s Industry Days program will include workshops on financing, distribution, documentary storytelling, and screenwriting; conversations about music and film, women in the industry, and virtual reality; as well as networking events and a competitive pitch session. For any questions, email industry@chicagofilmfestival.com.

Industry Days Schedule

Check out the entire schedule of Industry Days panels and workshops.
See the schedule

Industry Days Badges

Badge Types

INDUSTRY DAYS PLUS
This badge allows:(1) admission to Industry Days panels, workshops, the Industry Days Opening Night Kick-Off Party (Oct. 11), the Women in Cinema Cocktail Party (Oct. 14), and The Pitch audience.

This badge also allows one (1) ticket all REGULAR film screenings, to be redeemed via the Badgeholder Line at the Festival Box Office at AMC River East 21, 20 minutes before start time. (NOTE: Not valid for Opening and Closing Night, Black Perspectives Tribute, Gala Presentations, and Special Events). Seating is based on ticket availability and theater capacity. Admission is not guaranteed. If a film is Sold Out/Rush, please join the front of the RUSH line for priority access to available tickets.

INDUSTRY DAYS
This badge allows one (1) admission to Industry Days panels, workshops, the Industry Days Opening Night Kick-Off Party (Oct. 11), the Women in Cinema Cocktail Party (Oct. 14), and The Pitch audience.

INDUSTRY DAYS STUDENT
For enrolled students only. This badge allows one (1) admission to Industry Days panels, workshops, and The Pitch audience.