Chi-Film-Fest Opening Night Block Party


Wed, October 11, 2023 | 5pm to 10pm
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The Chicago International Film Festival’s Opening Night Block Party kicks off 12 days of international and independent films at the 59th Chicago International Film Festival.

For one night only, the red carpet will be rolled out for this street party! Festivities including food trucks, music, vendor booths, pop-up screen with short films as well as film-themed activities uniting over 3,000+ film-lovers and attendees from across Chicago to celebrate the magic of the movies.

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

This year, we have teamed up with Eventeny to make your exhibitor registration easier than ever! Please note that you will have to create a new profile and register on this new platform if you haven’t done so yet.

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If you have any questions please email us at [email protected]


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