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Tue, Feb 01


CineCity Studio

Best of The Midwest Awards

The Best of the Midwest Awards is the annual capstone event of the Midwest Film Festival and typically entertains a “sold out” crowd. It’s a night of celebration and synergy - connecting people, networking, and focusing on the unique film treasures brought to us by Midwestern filmmakers.

Best of The Midwest Awards
Best of The Midwest Awards

Time & Location

Feb 01, 2022, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

CineCity Studio, 2429 W 14th St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA

About the Event

The Best of The Midwest Awards kick off at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 1, at CineCity Studio Chicago. Guests are invited to enjoy networking, an open bar, groovy tunes from DJ SAGA, and lite bites.  At 8:00 pm join us for an exciting awards ceremony hosted by Michael Issac that includes clips from each nominated film, special guests from the community revealing the winners, and filmmakers' acceptance speeches. It will be a special night to reconnect with old friends and colleagues while also meeting new collaborators. Grab your best cocktail attire, dancing shoes, and business cards as you won't want to miss the hottest party of the year! 

Categories for awards include the Grand Prize, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Score, and an Empowerment Award. 

Each ticket includes 4-hours of open bar service and is generously sponsored by CineCity Studios Chicago.

Best of The Midwest Awards Sponsors:

This year we are thrilled to present to you the Best of The Midwest Awards Sponsors. They represent a wide array of quality film production services available in the Midwest and beyond. We hope you take a moment to check out each one and consider working with them on your next project. 

Banner Media, CineCity Studio Chicago, Chicago Media Angels, Dictionary Films, Noise Floor, O’Connor Casting, Optimus, Quick Silver Color

Best of The Midwest Awards Volunteers:

We'd like to thank all of our volunteers! Without them, this event would not be possible. Mike James of Periscope Post: Editing - nominee clips, Jonathan Desir: Voice over - nominee clips, Connor Smith: Graphic design, Toni Nordone: Social Media, Jesse Homan & Eric Silver: Video Production, and Mike Kweilford: AV.

Parking Information:

Valet parking is $20, or get lucky and find a street spot for free. 

Health & Safety Information:

Current City of Chicago Covid protocols requires that all guests show proof of vaccination, and MFF requires all guests to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test (within 48 hours of the event) OR take a free rapid test upon entry to the venue. Additionally, guests will be required to maintain social distancing and keep their face masks on. 

About Cinecity:

Midwest Film Festival is excited to present this year's BMA's at this incredible, new venue. If you have not had the chance to visit yet, expect to be wowed!

CineCity is Chicago's newest production and film services hub. They offer everything needed to work and play within the film industry. With state-of-the-art equipment, your imagination will be the only limit to your work. Play hard, when you work hard. Designed with the creatives in mind, CineCity will offer numerous options for rest, relaxation, and of course celebration. 


  • General Admission

  • VIP Table

    Gather your favorite friends or most missed co-workers and sit in style at the Best of The Midwest Awards! VIP tables are located directly in front of the stage and give you a front-row experience. Each VIP table includes admission for 8 people and 2 valet parking comps.

  • Valet Parking

    Valid for 1 vehicle only.




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