Festival Press Accreditation

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Press Accreditation

Press accreditation for the 59th Chicago International Film Festival (October 11 – 22) is now open. Please read the guidelines/instructions in order to submit an application for press credentials. Applications close on Friday, September 22 at 11:59pm.

Submission Guidelines

The following supporting materials should be provided in conjunction with submitting this application:

  1. Three (3) recently published/broadcast samples of coverage of a film festival, a film-related story, or an arts/ entertainment story written or produced by you with an attached byline and date as a PDF. Returning applicants must submit coverage example(s) from the 57th and/or 58th Chicago International Film Festival.
  2. If you are an editor and plan to assign more than one writer/critic/reporter to cover the Festival, you will need to submit an application for each separately.
  3. If you are submitting for multiple people, please use a unique email address for each individual.

Please upload materials with your application. Applications will not be considered until all supporting material has been received. E-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Applicants will be notified of credentialing status on or about September 29, 2023.

Press Credentials Policy

The Chicago International Film Festival grants, at their discretion, press credentials to active members of the media with an established history of entertainment and film coverage, particularly independent, international, or niche market films and an assignment from their affiliated outlet to cover the Festival.

Upon submission, applications will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis. You will be notified of your accreditation status by e-mail.

Each credential includes terms and conditions the applicant agrees to upon accepting their accreditation. The Chicago International Film Festival reserves the right to approve or deny accreditation and revoke accreditation at any time for any reason. These decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

Press accreditation applications are now closed.