The Chicago Fashion Film Festival is an annual opportunity to celebrate the creativity of emerging filmmakers everywhere! Each year filmmakers are encouraged to share their insight on any topic related to the fashion industry.

 The presentation can be humorous, inspirational, experimental, dramatic – any positive idea the director desires. Applications must relate to some aspect of the fashion industry.


The official selections showcased during Chicago Fall Fashion Week

Celebration categories include, but are not limited to:
Gold Cup, Silver Medal and Bronze Medal, Essenza della Moda (Fashion Essence), Moda Cosenza (Fashion Conscience), Menzione d'Onore and Art Direction.

  • HOW TO ENTER: This competition begins on July 1, 2021 and ends at midnight CST June 30, 2022. To enter, go to the registration page and provide the required information.
  • Eligibility. This competition is open to any filmmaker who has reached the age of majority.

Application requirements.

  1. Serving time should not exceed 15 minutes.
  2. Entries may be serious or humorous, but must be thoughtful, original and original. Submissions must provide an explanation to the entrant of some aspect of the fashion industry. The submission should not belittle the fashion industry.
  3. Each application will be attributed to one applicant. If a group is submitted, the submission will be administered under the name of the name on the registration form. If the winner of the group submission is announced, it will be the applicant's responsibility to distribute the prize.
  4. The submission must be your original work, created by you alone (or with your group); You must not violate the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity.
  5.  The music used in the submission must be original and/or does not require any additional permissions of Sponsor for use or posting on public websites or for use in public forums of any kind.
  6. The Submission must not contain or reference any names, products or services of any company or entity or any trademarks, logos, trade dress or promotions of any third party brand, product or service without permission of such third party or entity. .
  7. If anyone appearing in the Submission or referenced in the Submission requests permission, the Entrant is responsible for obtaining consent, prior to submitting the Video. Submitting your video implies that the required approvals have been secured.
  8.  Sponsor may remove Submissions that are vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, offensive, defamatory, libelous, or otherwise inappropriate in nature/content, from consideration.
  9. Submissions may not use the likeness of any person under contract with a talent agent/manager if such agency would prevent Sponsor's ability to display the submission in any media form; or if it violates any media agreement or any third party rights; or if Sponsor may be prohibited from using or displaying the Submission in any and all media in perpetuity on a royalty-free basis, without any payment or fee obligations.
  10. Entrants agree to indemnify and hold Sponsor harmless from and against any and all claims, claims, losses, damages and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, that may arise out of or in connection with any Entrant's Submission and the use and/or display of the Entrant's Submission.
  11. Participant must retain a copy of the submission in its original format after uploading it to Sponsor's website. If selected as a winner or finalist, entrant must submit the entry to Sponsor in its original format. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. By entering this Contest, entrant agrees and acknowledges that all entries may be posted on Sponsor's website for public viewing. Entrant grants Sponsor, in perpetuity, a non-exclusive license to publish, reproduce or otherwise use the Submission for Sponsor's use and the use of its agents, and to assign it, without further notice and without the need to pay compensation. All submissions become the property of the Chicago Fashion Film Festival.

Final selection:

Jurors will select finalists by November 1, 2022, based in part on the following criteria: aesthetics, originality, composition, framing, and consistency with any theme related to the fashion industry. All criteria will be judged equally. Odds of winning depend on the total number and caliber of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.
Winners will be notified via email. Notifications will be sent to the email address provided by the participant on the registration form.

Granting rights

All entrants grant Sponsors the right to have their entries inspected at Sponsors' venue or location for the purposes of this Contest although this will have no impact on the determination of eligible winners of this Contest. Entrants further grant Sponsors the right to display and screen their submissions on third party sites such as,, and for promotional purposes.

 Entrant hereby grants Sponsors a royalty-free license, without geographic or time limit, to screen their Submission for entertainment, promotional or advertising purposes and in any and all media in perpetuity. Except where prohibited, entrant hereby grants Sponsor the right to use their names, likenesses, voices, opinions and biographical information for advertising or promotional purposes.

Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected submissions.