Eleven04 is proud to announce PLAYBACK! We will be screening films from a variety of schools in the Chicagoland area, giving students the chance to share their work and connect with creatives from all across the city. Over the course of the event, attendees are encouraged to participate in live camera and lighting demonstrations, attend talks with Chicago film industry professionals, and make lasting connections with fellow student filmmakers. Food and Drinks will be provided.

Submissions are FREE and open now through January 11, 2020.

All selected films will receive a $200 Eleven04 Equipment Voucher

Audience Choice Award: One winner will receive an PLAYBACK Project Support Package ($2000 Value) including:

- $200 Rental Equipment Voucher (as selected film)
- 1 Day of Stage Use ($400)
- 1-year Indie Co-Lab membership for the Director ($300)
- 5 Hours of post-production consulting courtesy of Third Beacon ($550)
- Marketing and Promotion of your next project ($500)
- $250 Cash award

-We are only accepting digital submissions in the form of a secure streaming link or uploaded via FilmFreeway's platform.

-Submissions must be films completed by Chicago-area students in 2019 with a runtime of 15 minutes or less.

-All genres are eligible, but films containing extreme violence or nudity will not be accepted.

All submissions MUST provide the following information:

-Date the project was finished
-Contact Phone #
-Which Chicago-area school you attend
-The submitter's Major and Concentration
-What year in school the submitter is currently in
-Submitter's role in the film's production
-The log-line for the film

-Selected films’ main crew must be present to the event and willing to answer questions after their film has screened.

Submitters understand that submission of their work authorizes the Eleven04 to use the work for exhibition and/or publicity purposes related to the festival. We are not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work. Submitters may receive future correspondence from Eleven04. We will never publish your film online under any circumstances.

Overall Rating
  • A wonderful film festival, I was so happy to have the opportunity to be a part of it. I made so many connections with other filmmakers and Eleven04 is lovely

    February 2020