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As a year-round Film festival, WE'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

From VIRTUAL & drive-in SCREENINGS to hopes of celebrating in a theater near the end of the year, we'll also take a trip down memory lane with our mff hall of fame streaming series. Keep an eye out for additional workshops, panels, and networking opportunities.


Virtual Feature Film Screening


Sci-fi Month

All month long via travel into parallel dimensions and let your imagination explore far-off possibilities


Virtual Homecoming Shorts Screening

This is a new theme for The Midwest Film Festival. Normally, we only accept films produced in the Midwest, but for this theme night only we'll also be accepting submissions from all filmmakers who:​

  • Their story was born or inspired in the Midwest

  • They were born here/lived in the Midwest

  • They went to film school in the Midwest


MFF Hall of Fame Channel Featuring 20 Years of MFF Advertising Community Films



Comedy Shorts Screening & Summer Bash at Chi-Town Movies Drive-in


Feature Film Screening at The Gene Siskel Film Center


MFF Hall of Fame Channel Featuring 20 Years of Best of the midwest awards


Celebrating Womxn Voices Screening at The Gene Siskel Film Center

This themed night has historically been called Female FIlmmaker Night. This year we have updated the title to create a more inclusive and intersectional program. For this themed night, we'll be accepting submissions for all films that were directed by individuals who identify as woman, trans, and gender non-conforming.


MFF Hall of Fame Channel Featuring 20 Years of MFF Music Videos


January 2022:

2021 Best of The Midwest Awards