Chicago Independent Film (and TV) Festival
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Features are 44 minutes or longer
Features are 44 minutes or longer Less

Documentary films and projects. 21 minutes or longer.
Documentary films and projects. 21 minutes or longer. Less

5-21 minutes in length.
5-21 minutes in length. Less

21 minutes and under.
21 minutes and under. Less

10 minutes and under. Experimental welcome.
10 minutes and under. Experimental welcome. Less

Must provide legitimate academic adviser contact name and phone number. Shorts and features accepted.
Must provide legitimate academic adviser contact name and phone number. Shorts and features accepted. Less

Web Series are 3 to 7 minutes in length (each episode) and are part of an internet television series. Submit two webisodes of the series. If selected ... More
Web Series are 3 to 7 minutes in length (each episode) and are part of an internet television series. Submit two webisodes of the series. If selected screen up to 12 minutes of the series. Individual episodes only, no compilations. Online content covers a wide variety of projects. Be sure that you are submitting to the correct category. online content only. Less

Traditional TV or Digital Pilot. Single and multi-cam. All genres. 59 minutes and under.
Traditional TV or Digital Pilot. Single and multi-cam. All genres. 59 minutes and under. Less

Under 5 minutes. Must be for an unproduced final project. No director's reels, compilation videos or similar.
Under 5 minutes. Must be for an unproduced final project. No director's reels, compilation videos or similar. Less

For narrative projects between 21-44 minutes. No pilots. Please submit to that category if applicable.
For narrative projects between 21-44 minutes. No pilots. Please submit to that category if applicable. Less


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