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) and the Houston Caribbean Film Festival (HCFF). 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 05, 2017 to June 15, 2017 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 will be held from June 28, 2017 through June 30, 2017.


Awards & Prizes

Participation Awards and Prizes.

Rules & Terms

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 2017 must also provide a standard DVD or Blu-Ray copy of the film.
-- CCFF accepts the following categories: Feature; Documentary; and Shorts.