IFP Chicago is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the idea that independent film is an important art form and a powerful voice in our society.



We support both new and established independent filmmakers with a variety of programs.  We also provide our members exclusive access to screening and voting in the annual Film Independent Spirit Awards.


Our workshops, discussions and seminars touch on a wide range of topics related to the art and business of filmmaking.  We also host individual screenings of wider-release indies and present the annual Chicago Underground Film Festival.


Membership provides independent filmmakers, industry professionals and independent film enthusiasts access to resources and opportunities to connect with the film community.