Festival dates for our 11th year will be 
October, 2014 in Chicago (IL USA)

2014 Entry Deadlines and Fees (all entry forms)

(submit by dates)
28-Feb-2014 Earlybird Deadline      $25

30-Jun-2014 Regular Deadline        $35

31-July-2014 Late Deadline              $45

31-Aug-2014 Extended Deadline     $55
100% Short Films All The Time!

2014 Open Call for entries has begun!

    Our Mission:

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 'REEL person'
atmosphere with low entry fees and low cost ticket prices.
We are the REEL filmmakers' choice for showcasing
REEL talent to REEL people.

    Our History

Project Chicago was founded in 2003 by a group of filmmakers and entertainment professionals from Chicago and Los Angeles. They wanted to create an organization easily accessible to all filmmakers that could exhibit and promote world cinema.

    Board of Directors:

Nels Dahlquist -  Director/Programmer
Scott Rudolph -  Director/Programmer
Daniel Houle - Director of Special Programs
Dan Christofano - Director of Submissions
Tony Critchell - Entertainment Director

PROJECT CHICAGO'S Chicago International REEL SHORTS Festival Calling All Filmmakers

Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Festival is excited to announce the opening of their 11th Season.  A festival created and designed to celebrate the art of the short film, we welcome submissions from around the world.  With 4 days of programming and various themed categories, we help spotlight the best of this genre, the Short Film.  So please join us in making the 11th annual Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Festival a continued success.  Follow the submit link for Rules, Deadlines, and Fees.

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

* Withoutabox provides cost-saving, online entry to major film festivals throughout the U.S. and in Europe with one master entry form, allowing you and us to enter your film more quickly and with greater accuracy. This method is free and easy.

* The good old paper entry method, just fill out our PDF form below and send your media in to us. (No credit cards, Check/Money order/cash ONLY)
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Project Chicago presents the 11th Annual
Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Fest

C.I.R.S.F Seeks Sponsors
Project Chicago is always looking to Join forces with all types of sponsors.

We have sponsorship slots available in a variety of levels, be it Title Sponsor, Premier sponsor or Partners. If you are Interested in some cross promotion to the Arts people of Chicago, Let us Know!  Contact Us Here.