Chi-Town Small Screen Fest

Welcome to the application for the inaugural Chi-Town Small Screen Fest hosted at Laugh Out Loud Chicago.

Chi-Town Small Screen Fest is an inclusive festival that celebrates diversity, the triumph of creation and doing something that most people only ever think of - writing and shooting original ideas. In the era of Snapchat, Hulu, Youtube, Netflix, Tik Tok, and the like, people are viewing entertainment on their home TVs, laptops, and phones. Our mission is to showcase your content.

We encourage anyone from beginners to seasoned artists to apply with any form of digital media: web series, music videos, animation, experimental, short film, etc. This event will be held at Laugh Out Loud Chicago, a theater and bar in the North Center neighborhood.

Chi-Town Small Screen Fest 2019
September 26 – 29, 2019
Application due by: August 23, 2019
Notifications of acceptance sent by: September 3, 2019
$30 application fee

We look forward to viewing your submissions and making this a great festival.

Questions? Email us at

Chi-Town Small Screen Fest was conceived and is produced by Kelsey Schmidt, Zoey Danielson, and Laugh Out Loud Theater owner, Lillie Frances, with assistance from Scott McMillin.

Click the link below to apply and get started!

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