9th Annual

Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

November 09, 2017 to November 12, 2017

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1658 N. Milwaukee Ave.
#270
Chicago IL 60647
USA
entries@cimmfest.org
http://www.cimmfest.org

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Feature Film
Narrative Feature, 45 minutes or more that is about, or whose subject involves music, or uses music in an integral, creative way, or stars a prominent musician.
Feature Documentary
Documentary Feature, 45 minutes or more that is about music or musicians, or uses music in an integral, creative way. Performance/concert films are also eligible.
Short Fiction
Narrative Short, 45 minutes or less that is about, or whose subject involves music, or uses music in an integral, creative way, or stars a prominent musician.
Short Documentary
Short Documentary, 45 minutes or less that is about music or musicians, or uses music in an integral, creative way. Performance/concert films are also eligible.
Music Video
Any music video of any style or genre of music is eligible.
Out of Competition
Feature and short narratives, documentaries, and music videos considered "out of competition".
Original Score
Narrative Feature, 45 minutes or more with a strong, original score that drives the narrative.
Killer Soundtrack
Narrative Feature, 45 minutes or more with a strong soundtrack that forwards the narrative.
Student Film Competition
Shorts and music videos of any type or genre, no music requirements, made by current students.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Movies. Music. Inseparable.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

CIMMfest is Chicago's only music-centric film festival and one of the biggest events of its kind in the United States. For four days each spring we take over the city with scores of screenings, lively Q&A's, live performances, VJ/DJ sets, late-night parties, and our CIMMcon industry conference, attracting a diverse regional audience and major media coverage in one of the country's biggest markets. The 9th edition takes place November 9-12, 2017.

Since our inception in 2009 CIMMfest has screened films from more than 70 countries, showcasing movies that focus on music and musicians or use music in integral, innovative ways. Each year the program includes several world and US premieres and a selection of retrospective classics, plus concerts featuring artists or musical styles celebrated in CIMMfest films and live-in-the-cinema scores.

Last year the festival fanned out to 25 venues in Chicago's most vibrant and arts-friendly communities. The film menu included more than 145 documentary and narrative features, shorts, and music videos covering a dizzying array of cultures and genres, from Chinese punk and Cambodian pop to African taarab and vintage hip hop, rock, and blues.

CIMMfest guests have included filmmakers Spike Lee, Julien Temple, Melvin van Peebles, Les Blank, Sarah Goodman, and Ron Mann and music icons like Hank Shocklee (Public Enemy), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Booker T. Jones and Sam Lay, Yo La Tengo, Lisa Fischer, Todd Snider, Sister Spit, Van Dyke Parks, Genesis P-Orridge, Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars, and DJ Spooky.

ORGANIZERS

Andy Markowitz (Program Director); Andy Markowitz (Program Director); Andy Markowitz (Program Director)

GENERAL RULES

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