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FILM FESTIVAL

The 25th Annual

CHICAGO

HorroR

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OCTOBER 2024

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About

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

OCT 2024 dates tbd

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 

All winners receive a digital certificate, ready to print: Winners in attendance on OCT 2024 will receive The Golden Dead AF Award!  

Best Short*

Best Feature*
Best Director*

Best 1st Time Director
Best Cinematography  

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Child Acting

Best Kill
Best Blood/Gore

Best Scare
Best Foreign

Best LGBTQ 
Best Animated

Best Comedy

Best Poster 

Best Screenplay

Best WTF Was That

Best Monster/Demon/Villain

Best Trailer (most liked on our YouTube channel)

Homegrown Horror Award (Chicago-IL filmmakers)

CHFF Fav Award (chosen by CJ Vecchio)
 

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Meet the Team

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