The Juggernaut Film Festival celebrates Science Fiction and Fantasy films from around the world. It is presented by Chicago's Otherworld Theatre Company, whose mission is to further explore and promote the Sci-Fi and Fantasy genre.

The festival prides itself for bringing together the community- from cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, artists, and casual movie-goers alike - to encourage and support these new and innovative stories in the cinematic arts.

Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Fantasy Short
Best Feature Short
Female Filmmaker Award
Audience Choice Award


- All Films must be of the Sci-Fi or Fantasy genre
- Short Films may not exceed 45 minutes, Feature Length Films can be any length under 3 hours
- A high resolution 1080p digital file (Mov, Mp4) must be provided by selected films
- Films in language other than English must include English subtitles.

No feedback on submissions can be given.
Rejection letters will not be sent.

Overall Rating
  • Robert Husted

    FIVE STARS!!!!! Amazingly cool, fun, and beyond-excellently-professional festival - Tiffany and Devi and their entire fest crew are wonderful, and really pull out all the stops to make this a truly magical experience! Since they're both creatives themselves, they're awesome at making filmmakers feel like they're in the best-run, most communal fest ever (including organizing the most fun meet and greet ever with fellow filmmakers - the spirit of community was off the charts!). Despite my billion emails/questions, they always made time to check in and answer, and made all of us feel like our film was in the best hands for a great audience. It was an honor to have been selected by them (let alone winning an award from them, which was an amazing surprise, as we played alongside many other rad films!!), and I sincerely hope I can be there in person next year - DO NOT MISS this one, and RUN (don't walk) to submit your film!

    November 2021
  • Pedro Jaen R.

    When I exposed my opposition to their COVID-policies (threaten human rights and individual freedoms, and represent a violation and marginalization without true legality -according to different documents such as the Nuremberg Agreements-. No one should be discriminated against or prohibited from entering because of a personal, intimate and private decision -be it their religion, ideology or health-. It is a worthy heir of Nazism, only in a different context; and all this is without going into the matter of inducing poisoning with an experimental, defective and murderous substance) they removed my short film "Map to the stars" from their programming and their website, in a vindictive censorship in accordance with their New Order.

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Mask mandates protect our patrons and artists. We stand by our decision. Love and light to you and your journey.

  • As chance would have it, the festival was moved to a weekend I had already planned to be in Chicago, so it was wonderful to be there in person! It's run by great people in a super little theater. I wish I could have stayed for more fun!

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! We loved having you at our festival! ❤️⭐️❤️

  • What a great festival! I especially enjoyed the filmmaker meetup before the event. And the online platform gave me the opportunity to see a lot of fantastic films, even though I wasn't able to attend the in-person screenings. Thanks to everyone at Juggernaut!

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! ❤️😍❤️

  • Vanessa Powers

    This festival was great - great communication and networking, great social media presence, and great freaking films. So happy to have participated.

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! We loved sharing your film!