Attention all analog filmmakers! Submissions are now open for 2022’s Celluloid Now, a program of the Chicago Film Society running from September 15th-18th. Films must be submitted by July 22nd to be considered for this year’s program.
※ There is no fee to submit to Celluloid Now and all work that meets the criteria outlined in our submission rules will be considered.
※ Celluloid Now accepts every kind of film: narrative, documentary, experimental, home movies, commercials, music videos, kinescopes, multi-projector films, class projects, anything! It just has to be on film.
※ Celluloid Now will pay inbound and outbound shipping for every film in our program.
※ Filmmakers will receive a screening fee based on the length of their work.
※ Please carefully read our submission rules before completing our submission form.
※ To be considered, films must:
- Have a runtime of 40 minutes or less
- Have been completed in 2010 or later
- Already exist as a screenable film print, NO EXCEPTIONS
※ Filmmakers may submit up to three films for consideration. Please fill out a separate submission form for each film if you plan on submitting more than one.
※ If you are submitting work without a screener link, please make a note of this in the Additional Comments section and we will contact you regarding alternate methods for viewing your work.
PLEASE NOTE: To be considered, filmmakers MUST provide photographic proof that their film exists in the form of an actual analog film print. This can be a picture of a lab-provided film can, a photo of a few frames from your print, leader with the film’s title, an image of the print being projected, etc.
Please email “proof of print” photos to email@example.com with the subject line “ [submission title] proof “.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.