The Tylerman International Film Festival hosted by Cantigny Park seeks to grow an environment of legacy that affords filmmakers the opportunity to be credited for their art with critique, prizes, and networking opportunity. Fun times include the McCormick Museum, Tank Park, The First Division Museum, Rose Gardens, and Q&A from reputable Producer's, Writer's, and Director's. Selections and winners of the festival will have the option of showcasing content on TYLERMAN TV. (Masks required for this event)

Over $3,000 in prizes given away annually for
1. Best Feature
2. Best Short
3. The Amir Locke Saving The Youth Award
4. The Unity Partnership Social Awareness Award
5. The Tylerman Film Festival Choice Award
6. Best Documentary
7. Best Storyline

Thank you for considering The Fifth Annual Tylerman International Film Festival hosted by Cantigny Park and Studio Movie Grill.

In order to receive a cash prize in this festival you must pay the $25 entry fee. I have no problem offering the discount but if you don't think enough of your film to invest $25, winning $300 to $500 isn't fair to the other participants.

Films will be judged on: Originality, Screenplay, Direction, Acting, Cinematography, Sound, Editing, and the Judges personal score. Submissions are non-refundable. Once selected, you will be notified and your film must be submitted via MP4 Format 1920x1080 or 4K to I need all films and artwork by June 1st, 2023.

The Tylerman Film Festival (TFF) is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. Payment of submission fee does not guarantee inclusion in our festival. If your film is chosen as an official selection (TFF) does not compensate for travel, accommodations, or appearance fees unless otherwise offered. Online distribution of the film prior to screening at the festival is prohibited. (TFF) reserves the right to schedule changes and may at any time revoke a film screening, festival passes, accommodations, and any other filmmaker agreements for any reason. ONLINE SCREENERS ONLY.

Once the film is accepted to The Tylerman Film Festival, DIGITAL COPIES and PRESS SCREENERS (DVD) will be requested along with a downloadable MP4 Format. The committee reserves the right to rescind any screening engagement if the film is not delivered on time. The Tylerman Film Festival holds your screeners in a secure fashion and takes the filmmakers rights very seriously. Please note that technical glitches will not be adjusted during the screening of your film. Your screener must be in final format upon acceptance and filmmakers will not be allowed to have private technical meetings with the projectionist.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. Upon acceptance, the undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Tylerman Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Overall Rating
  • It was indeed a pleasure and an extraordinary experience with this fantastic festival. Thank you for acknowledging "Sura Khan's The chambers – In God we Trust" (Pilot TV show). We are truly grateful. Attending the live events was great. Thanks for screening our project.

    November 2022
  • Vihaan Vasist

    Fantastic festival! Thank you so much for including my short film "The Anxious" for screening .

    August 2022
  • Pokey Spears

    What I love About Tylerman festival is the genuine love for film. If it’s a good film the judges will have it and show it. Very grateful for such a great festival. Thank you

    August 2022
  • Robert Samuels

    One of the BEST FESTIVALS I've had the pleasure to submit my film .Everyone was attentive and professional.

    August 2022
  • Tom Parkin

    Fantastic festival! Thank you so much for including "1-2-3 The Len Barry Story." I was honored to have it screen at TIFF.

    August 2022