Chicago Filmmakers today announces the open call for entries for Reeling 2023: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, now in its 41st edition. Reeling, which has been an annual showcase of the best in LGBTQ+ produced film for over four decades, coincides with an important milestone as Chicago Filmmakers, the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that produces the film festival, celebrates its 50th Year Anniversary.
This year’s festival will run from September 21 – October 8, 2023.
DEADLINES FOR PROJECT SUBMISSIONS:
Earlybird Deadline: March 23, 2023
Regular Deadline: April 27, 2023
Late Deadline: June 1, 2023
Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival is the second longest-running film festival of its kind and prides itself on showcasing the best LGBTQ+ films each year. The festival has been a cultural touchstone in Chicago for over four decades, showcasing work by both emerging and critically acclaimed filmmakers, including Dee Rees, Gus Van Sant, Angela Robinson, Greg Araki, Kenneth Anger, Angelo Madsen Minax, and many others.
From award-winning international feature films to social documentaries to experimental shorts, Reeling has always presented a range of genres that demonstrate the rich diversity of work being produced by the LGBTQ+ community. Reeling attracts audiences throughout Chicago, the Midwest, and the world with a hybrid of in-person and online screenings.
The festival provides a celebratory space for a beloved community often misrepresented and ignored by mainstream film and television. We look forward to inviting filmmakers and film lovers to this historic showcase of vital work.
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