In partnership with Chi-Town Movies and The Gene Siskel Film Center, we are thrilled to announce that the Midwest Film Festival has resumed our 2020 season programming at the drive-in! Come out and enjoy a night out of the house while also supporting local filmmakers and seeing an unprecedented line-up of short films. Get your tickets before they're all gone and don't forget to bring your most comfy blanket.

Our primary goal is to continue to serve our filmmakers and to provide a unique experience for our audience. With the uncertainty and trials that have come with 2020, we want to thank each of you for your continued support and patience. See you at the movies!

Wed, Oct 21
Chi-Town Movies
Ad Community Shorts Night
Join MFF on Thursday, October 21st for a crowd favorite showcasing short films made by the talented folks working in the ad community across the Midwest.
Mon, Nov 16
Chi-Town Movies
Music Videos & Music In Film Night
Join MFF on Monday November 16th for a night of celebrating short films that highlight or feature a musical component and music videos!

Official Selection Filmmakers & Midwest Film Festival Members and Sponsors:

Please contact: for ticket information

about the venue

2343 S Throop St

Chicago, IL 60608

Chi-Town Movies launched in 2020 as a result of social distancing. They offer movies on their 60-by-40-foot screen and audio is played through FM radios. Concessions are available for purchase by phone or online from the facility’s onsite restaurant, The ChiTown Grill, and directly delivered to your car. The screening will play rain or shine and will only be cancelled due to high winds or heavy storms. Maximum occupancy per car is 4 people for this screening. You may choose to sit inside your car to allow for social distancing and climate control or set up seating directly outside your vehicle. For any further questions please contact, 312.226.1988.


season screenings

AdCom Shorts Night

Thursday - October 22, 2020

Music Videos & Music Shorts

Monday - November 16, 2020

Best of The Midwest Awards

Virtually - December 2020

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