top of page
242383026_389340456253014_5602477508813885674_n_edited.jpg

HORROR
Film festival

THE 2024

giphy.gif

HORROR
Film festival

tumblr_odh39gqEzL1qc1qb5o1_640_edited.pn

3 DAYS/NITES OF
OVER 200  INDIE HORROR FILMS!!!

 2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

about-us_cutout_scream_800_edited.png

SEPT

27

SEPT

SEPT

28

29

FRI

SAT

SUN

eba748_f845c62c6c964f6fa42b697657c4ca98~mv2.gif
NDSF_TicketsOnSaleNow1.png

About

The 25th edition of the CHICAGO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL is set to illuminate the world of independent horror cinema.

SEPTEMBER 27th, 28th & 29th 2024

This extraordinary event, born from the passion of dedicated horror creators and enthusiasts, promises two days of captivating programming featuring a curated selection of both local and touring short films.

 

Get ready to experience the pinnacle of indie horror as we present only the most exceptional and spine-tingling works on not one, not two, but three screens!

Film Categories 

TROPHY AWARDS "The Cleavers"
Best Horror Feature
Best Horror Short
Best Horror Chicago/IL
Best Horror 1st Time Director
Best Horror Director

Best Horror Female Director
Best Horror Director - Chicago/IL
Best Horror Actor & Actress
Best Horror Actor & Actress - Chicago/IL
Best Young Performer

CERTIFICATE AWARDS
Best Horror International (Short & Feature)
Best Horror Cinematography
Best Horror Trailer (must have download link)
Best Horror Comedy
Best Horror Cartoon/Animation/Puppet
Best LGBTQ Horror

Best Final Girl
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Horror*
Best Midnight/Grindhouse/WTF
Best AI Horror
Best Horror Film Poster
Best Screenplay (1st,2nd & 3rd place)
Fest Directors Choice Award

submit_btn-red_lg.png

This Events Theme

final girl/women in horror

378124559_10225303308543463_2218450307166075435_n.jpg
w1900_q65.jpeg

Filmmaker Networking Events

Our festival's exclusive VIP Lounge is the perfect hub for networking with filmmakers and distributors. In this vibrant space, industry professionals can connect, share ideas, and explore collaborations. Whether you're an emerging talent or a seasoned professional, the VIP Lounge offers the ideal setting to expand your network and elevate your filmmaking career.

submit_btn-red_lg.png
Screenshot 2024-02-19 224059.png
Black Halloween Tarot Reading Flyer.jpg

Three Screening Rooms

124      108        40

Logan-Sign-062.jpg

Welcome to the Logan Theatre, a cherished landmark in Chicago's Logan Square since 1915. Renowned for its Art Deco charm and modern amenities, the Logan Theatre is excited to host the 2024 Chicago Horror Film Festival. This annual event features a thrilling selection of horror films from around the world, including indie masterpieces and major releases.

Join us for a spine-chilling week of films, engaging discussions, and unique opportunities to connect with filmmakers and horror enthusiasts. Experience the best of horror cinema at the Logan Theatre – where nightmares come to life on the big screen.

97f79f018dbe10b6b709e7b1199f29e7.png
eba748_f845c62c6c964f6fa42b697657c4ca98~mv2.gif
image.jpg
45666-OSCARGALA-11.jpg

We are making "Early Selections" every FRIDAY starting on June 21st, the FULL LIST will be completed by Sept 1st for a total of 300 films*

Sept EarlY SelectionS 

BILL COME BACK
Brothers Beastly.jpg
Dylan's New Nightmare.jpg
Locksmith.jpg
All Kinds of Animals.jpg
RUN.jpg
MAYBE
CULTES
Waltzing with the Dead.jpg
Frequency.jpg
KORPUS.jpg
100 dates.jpg
VINES.jpg
Halloween '63.jpg
Plaggy Bag.jpg
Tinkerhell.jpg
your an angel.jpg
MODEL CITIZEN.jpg
Falling Shadows.jpg
Spider.jpg
Wake.jpg
more-coming-soon-neon-signs-style-text-free-vector.jpg

SponsorS

images_edited.jpg
436723966_1154505112232037_7810141816143433294_n.jpg
We-Watch-Shudder-Horizontal-Logo-768x319.jpeg

Why Sponsor Us?

Under the new festival director and team, who took the helm in 2023, the CHFF has experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity and sales:

  • 20,000% Increase in Sales: The last two events (October 2023 and May 2024) have seen a remarkable 20,000% increase in ticket sales, reflecting the growing interest and enthusiasm for the festival.

  • New Venue: Due to the festival’s significant growth, we have outgrown our previous venues and will now be hosting the upcoming event at the historic Logan Theatre in Chicago, a larger and more iconic location that will enhance the festival experience for attendees and sponsors alike.

  • Commitment to Diversity: At CHFF, we are dedicated to celebrating diversity in filmmaking. Our mission is to provide a platform for underrepresented voices in the horror genre, including filmmakers from diverse backgrounds and stories that reflect a wide range of experiences. This commitment has enriched our festival and broadened our audience. Highlights of our commitment include the Best LGBTQ Horror Film Award and the Best Female Director Award. Additionally, this year’s theme features the “Final Girl” block, focusing on empowering narratives centered around strong female protagonists.

pngtree-more-info-poster-png-image_3889765-removebg-preview.png

Chff Charities

images (1).png
il_570xN.5613979529_it4j.jpg
StandwithTransLogoACESmallweb.png
cfb447689e-poster (2).jpg
214fd8fca9-poster (1) (1).jpg
436f4cd02a-poster.jpg
4016ac1301-poster.jpg
98bca728e6-poster (1).jpg
bottom of page