ZuZu's International Short Film Festival is an annual film fest in Highland Park Illinois. Created By Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins and Fashion designer Chloe Mendel.

The Goal of ZuZu’s International film festival is to showcase and connect filmmakers while also creating a safe space for everyone in the community to gather and have a good time!

All films of any kind are welcome!!!

Corgan's Pick

All work summited must be original and free of copy written material.

We recommend all work be around 5 minutes for programmability, However all film lengths are welcome to submission.

Overall Rating
  • Karina Loerchner

    I was thrilled to have my film 'Nix's Symphony' screened at this year's event! Unfortunately I was unable to attend, but it is an honor to have my film be part of this festival.

    March 2024
  • Honored to have our film DEEP TROUBLE screen at this years Madame Zuzu's International Film Festival! A great festival filled with fantastic films and filmmakers! Highly recommend!!

    March 2024
  • Aaron Murray Vazquez

    We're grateful for MZIFF. Thanks so much for showing our film!

    March 2024
  • I had a great time at a great venue watching a great lineup of films. I plan on submitting again in the future. They were very welcoming and helpful as well.

    March 2024
  • This was one of my favorite film fests that I have attended. Great communication and a unique venue and selection of works. The tech ran flawlessly and overall the evening was very well thought out. Thanks for having us!

    September 2023