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Chicago Horror Film Festival

2017 Festival Dates

SEPTEMBER 22-24 2017

Our 2017 Venue



THE PATIO THEATER
6008 W Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634

Submit Your Film!



2016 Festival Dates

SEPTEMBER 23-25 2016

Our 2016 Venue



THE PATIO THEATER
6008 W Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634

Submit Your Film!



2017 Award Nominees & winners

BEST FEATURE

  • MAIN STREET MEATS **WINNER**
  • PSYCHO MAGNET
  • GHOST WALK: THE FARM
  • SHOCKWAVE

BEST SHORT

  • MEOW
  • THE WITCHING HOUR
  • GASLIGHT GRAIL **WINNER**
  • HUMBUG

BEST DIRECTOR

  • CHRIS JOPP - MEOW
  • DANIEL AHRENS - SHELL
  • KAREN BACELLAR - GASLIGHT GRAIL
  • RILEY GEIS - THE WITCHING HOUR **WINNER**

BEST WRITER

  • MILLY SANDERS - HUMBUG
  • ERIC STAFFORD - MAX AND THE BOX
  • CHRIS JOPP - MEOW **WINNER**
  • DAMIAN K. LAHEY - DISTRICT QUARANTINE

BEST ACTOR

  • TYLER WINSTEAD - BEDSIDE VISITORS
  • JACK MCLAUGHLIN-GRAY - LANE (THE DARK WOOD)
  • SHANNON BROWN - THREE YEAR WAIT **WINNER**
  • ERIK SEARLE - WICKED CONCLUSIONS

BEST ACTRESS

  • ASHLEY CAMPUZANO - THE UNSPEAKABLE
  • BEL DELIA - SCRATCH
  • MILLY SANDERS - HUMBUG **WINNER**
  • YVONNE SZUMSKI - THREE YEAR WAIT

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • MADIS MAEORG - WHEN DEMONS DIE
  • DAMIAN MAFFEI - WHITE DRIFT
  • CHARLES HUBBELL - MEOW
  • BILL FINKBINER - THE BRINGER OF THINGS **WINNER**

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • NANCY MARVY - MEOW
  • JESSEE FOUDRAY - HUMBUG **WINNER**
  • IONE SKYE - MONSTERS
  • EMMA VAN OMMEREN - THE ADVENTURES OF KITTY ZOMBIE

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • SCRATCH **WINNER**
  • THE JITTERMAN
  • GASLIGHT GRAIL
  • SANTAPOCALYPSE 

BEST EDITING

  • THE WITCHING HOUR
  • DYSCRASIA **WINNER**
  • VESSEL
  • SKINNY DAYS

BEST SOUND

  • DING DONG
  • THE DARK HUNGER **WINNER**
  • MONSTERS
  • FIELD OF SCREAMS

BEST MUSIC

  • SIDESHOW
  • WHEN DEMONS DIE
  • FIELD OF SCREAMS
  • SKINNY DAYS **WINNER**

BEST FX

  • THE DARK HUNGER
  • DAUGHTER OF THE LAKE
  • DING DONG
  • PUPPY LOVE **WINNER**

DIRECTORS CHOICE

  • THE ADVENTURES OF KITTY ZOMBIE
  • HUMBUG
  • SHELL **WINNER**
  • THE WITCHING HOUR

*Award Winners will be announced at the end of the festival. Winners in attendance will be presented a certificate. Those not in attendance will be sent a digital certificate to print by email. Winners will also be posted in the news feed (front page) of ChicagoHorrorFest.com within 48 hours of the close of the festival.
 
** Our Selection / Awards Procedure: Festival Director / Producers make official selections for the festival by vote. Official Selections are then screened/graded by 5 different judges and given an overall grade on a 10 point scale for each of the qualifying award categories (with the exception of the “Directors Choice Award”). All judges points are then added together to give it a grade. The top 4 films by grade points in each category are then considered an award nominee and listed on this page. The film with the highest grade in each category is considered and announced that category’s award winner at the festival. In the event of a tie for highest grade, the festival director and festival producer will vote on the tied films giving the majority vote the award. In the event that one of the festival production staff are involved in one of the films involving a tie, a 3rd party will be selected to vote in place of the production staff member involved.
 
**** The Festival Directors Choice Award nominees are the Film Festival Directors top 5 choice films of the festival. The Directors Choice Award is presented at the festival to the Directors favorite film of the festival. (Any film that the festival director is personally involved in at any level is not eligible for this award.)

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Weekend: $45

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Sunday $20
Weekend: $45