Cheevies Film Productions is excited to bring this documentary film festival to the Chicago Suburbs! This festival accepts documentary shorts and features. We hope you will join us!

This festival will give out awards to the top three documentaries, as well as Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Score and Best Editor.

Certification of Entrant I, the undersigned acknowledge and agree:

1. I have read, understand and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

2. To the best of my knowledge, all the statements in this document are true.

3. This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.

4. I am duly authorized to submit this film to this festival.

5. I hold Reel Doc Fest harmless from any damage to the print(s) or tape(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festivals possession of the film.

6. I hope Reel Doc Fest, it's owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.

7. I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.

8. I give permission for Reel Doc Fest to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes.

9. I give permission for Reel Doc Fest to screen the film at the festival as well as any festival presentations, programs, and/or events.


There is NO "film made by" date.

We DO NOT pay screening fees. If any screening fee is requested by filmmaker(s), the associated film will be disqualified.

Overall Rating
  • Great experience and very friendly communication. Thanks for your effort and good job

    June 2022
  • Marilyn Gordon

    this festival is so cool....very attentive to the film makers
    if you are a documentary filmmaker you should submit the film here because of the impressive programming.

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Marilyn!!