52nd Annual

Chicago International Film Festival

October 12, 2017 to October 26, 2017

 
Category

Feature Length Narratives

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
April 7, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 90.00 85.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
June 16, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 95.00
Student Fee 50.00 45.00
Late Deadline
July 7, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 200.00 195.00
Student Fee 80.00 75.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 15, 2017

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after September 1, 2016

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Chicago

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
BLU-RAY
REGION 0  
REGION 1  

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
HDCAM  
DCP    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Gold and Silver Hugos
The Hugo statue is the symbol of discovery and the Festival's highest honor. Hugo statues are awarded only to outstanding productions of incomparable excellence, creativity and originality.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Gold and Silver Plaques
Originally designed Plaques are awarded to films of superior quality that are among the best in their category.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Though all films that are at least Chicago premieres are accepted in this category, to be eligible for the New Directors Competition, films may NOT have U.S. Distribution and MUST be at least a U.S. Premiere. Films that do not meet these requirements may still be programmed, either as part of the International Feature Film Competition, or out of competition.