Submissions are currently OPEN for 2017
Film Selections will be announced fALL 2017


2017 Entry Deadlines and Fees (all entry forms)

(submit by dates)
31-March-2017 Earlybird Deadline      $20

31-May-2017 Regular Deadline        $30

31-July-2017 Late Deadline              $40

31-August-2017 Extended Deadline     $50

(Notifications should be in Sept)
Festival show dates are TBD

Calling All Filmmakers
Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Festival is excited to announce the opening of their 14th Season.  A festival created and designed to celebrate the art of the short film, we welcome submissions from around the world.  With programming and various themed categories, we help spotlight the best of this genre, the Short Film.  So please join us in making the 14th annual Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Festival a continued success.  Follow the submit links below for Rules, Deadlines, and Fees.

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Don't forget to submit your film, the next submission deadline is coming soon!

Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival prefers paperless entries submitted via Without a Box, FilmFreeway or our online PDF form (see below for more info).

Poster to the Right is the 2016 Event Poster

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