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Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival

International short film festival.

About

The Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival seeks to provide opportunity for filmmakers around the world by showcasing their work to REEL PEOPLE in the Chicagoland area. We seek to provide a supportive atmosphere with low entry fees and low cost ticket prices. We are the REEL filmmakers choice for showcasing REEL talent to REEL people.

Some of the previous attendees included Short Film Distributors from the U.K. and US , Producers from the Oprah Winfrey Show, Producers from the longest-running independent film and video showcase in America "IMAGE UNION" (WTTW, Chicago), local press and over 30 filmmakers from around the world including Brazil, and Canada.

Awards

  • Audience Choice Award 
  • Best Youth
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Drama
  • Best of fest

Rules

  • World and US premieres are NOT required.
  • Short Films YOUTH must be works shot, directed and produced by high school or secondary school (pre-college) students. Adult supervision is limited to advisory capacity.
  • Subtitles language: English

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Submit via Withoutabox or Filmfreeway system. Fill out the entry form,
  • Pay entry fees,
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Nels Dahlquist (Director)
  • Scott Rudolph (Director)

Documents

Place

United States
Chicago

Official website

projectchicago.com

Contacts

Address:

2700 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
United States

Email: info@projectchicago.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    December 15, 2018
  • Super Earlybird Deadline
    February 12, 2019
  • Earlybird Deadline
    March 12, 2019
  • Regular Deadline
    June 12, 2019
  • Extended Deadline
    July 12, 2019
  • Super Extended Deadline
    September 12, 2019
  • Last Chance Deadline
    October 06, 2019
  • Notifications
    October 12, 2019
  • Event dates
    8 — 9 November 2019
Categories & Fees

Any film under 35 minutes — Narrative, Doc, Experimental, Music Video, Etc.

  • Super Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $45
  • Super Extended Deadline — $50
  • Last Chance Deadline — $55

NEW CATEGORY!!! With all the wonderful TV themed stuff being produced we've decided to open up the festival to Web Series, TV Pilots & Trailers (film or tv).

  • Super Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $45
  • Super Extended Deadline — $50
  • Last Chance Deadline — $55
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