Chicago Film Festival Opening Night Block Party

Dates: October 12, 2022
Hours:  5PM-10PM
Location: On Southport at Waveland- in front of the Music Box Theatre
Admission: Free to the public

Estimated Attendance: TBA
Demographics: Upscale, college and post college, A25-54


One of Chicago’s most important cultural institutions celebrates it’s 58th year in 2022, and is adding a new element. This year, The Chicago International Film Festival kicks off its twelve-day run with an Opening Night Block Party. The purpose of this added element is to increase brand awareness, to engage and entertain opening night attendees prior to the first screening…  and to simple… celebrate !

Attendees will choose from a variety of food options offered by local restaurants and favorite food trucks, drink champagne, wine or beer, dance to live music and DJ’s, enter to win prizes, and learn all about this years’ Chicago Film Festival line up.

All of this fun culminates in the first screening of the 12-day annual world-renowned Chicago International Film Festival.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Rare opportunity to target this highly educated, upscale audience of devoted film fans. Sponsorship aligns your brand with one of the most important film festivals in the world, while giving you direct, live exposure to the opening night crowds.

Opportunities include on-site activation space, Social Media inclusion, inclusion in e-blasts and newsletters, and logo placement on in-theater, on-screen sponsor loops.

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