Chicago International Film Festival

51 Annual October 15, 2015 to October 29, 2015

 
Category

Feature Length Documentaries

 

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 3, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
June 19, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
Student Fee 50.00 45.00
Late Deadline
July 6, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 150.00 145.00
Student Fee 80.00 75.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 4, 2015

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after August 1, 2014

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
DCP    
HDCAM  
Film Gauge
  35mm

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 area awarded only to outstanding productions of incomparable excellence, creativity, and originality.

Category Rules

To be eligible for the Docufest Competition, films may NOT have U.S. distribution and MUST be a U.S. premiere. Films that do not meet these requirements are still accepted and may be programmed out of competition.