The Illinois International Film Festival celebrates the art and entertainment of film in all its forms.

Through screenings and associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking - feature films, documentaries, animation, short films, experimental, student work, big budget, micro-budget, trailers and so on.

The Illinois International Film Festival brings audiences and filmmakers together to better enjoy the art and fun of filmmaking. The Film Festival offers filmmakers the opportunity to learn, grow and exhibit their films.

The festival will offer attendees quality films expanding their knowledge of cinema and enhancing their appreciation of the filmmaking process. Film professionals and the interested public will have the opportunity to gain industry knowledge through interaction within a festival environment.

The Illinois International Film Festival is about the film makers’ opportunity to entertain and move their audience.

Overall Rating
  • Thank You 5 Film

    We were "accepted," but to my knowledge this festival did not take place. We submitted because our film was made in IL. I wish we had done our due diligence because it appears as though this festival may not have taken place for quite a few years now, but they are still accepting submissions on FilmFreeway.

    June 2021
  • goldie smitlener

    Thank you Illinois International Film Festival for accepting and awarding script Jesus God - Jesus Man.

    November 2019
  • Crafty St. James

    I was fortunate enough to have my first short film, Love is a Crime, screened in 2009 and my feature screenplay Xtracted, winning Best Feature Screenplay in 2017! These guys are indie film lovers! Their passion for the art form is always first! I lLOVE this festival!

    June 2017