The Chicago Caribbean Film Festival is the only Caribbean Film Festival in the Midwest. We work along with the Piton International Film Festival (PIFF) (Saint Lucia); the Houston Caribbean Film Festival (HCFF); and now the Boston Caribbean Film Festival (BCFF). More details to follow about the BCFF. We hold the film festival in June to honor National Caribbean American Heritage Month (CAHM).

The Chicago Caribbean Film Festival (CCFF) will be held from June 09, 2018 to June 30, 2018 at the Oak Park Public Library (Main Library), 834 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60301, in the Veteran's Room. The Chicago Caribbean Film Festival (CCFF) will now screen films at North Park University (NPU), 3225 Foster Avenue, Carlson Building #13, Chicago, Illinois 60625. The NPU film festival dates have not been scheduled yet. Moreover, CCFF will be hosting a Caribbean Book Festival to correspond with the film festival.


Participation Awards and Prizes.

Must have a connection to the Caribbean: can be a Caribbean subject; filmed in the Caribbean; Caribbean Actor(s); Caribbean Producer(s); or Caribbean Filmmaker(s). The Caribbean includes English, Spanish, French, and Dutch speaking countries.

-- All foreign language films must provide English subtitles.
-- Feature Films: Must run 40 minutes or longer.
-- Short Films: Must run under 40 minutes.
-- Films selected for the Chicago Caribbean Film Festival 2018 must also provide a standard DVD or Blu-Ray copy of the film.
-- CCFF accepts the following categories: Feature; Documentary; Drama; and Shorts.