2023 Summer Showcase

Welcome to the Second Annual Summer Showcase
of the Chicago Southland International Film Festival,
presented by Governors State University!

Save the Dates:

June 29, 2023
July 13, 2023
August 3, 2023

7:00 p.m. - F1622 - Governors State University Campus

Join us for three evenings of captivating films and engaging discussions. This year's showcase celebrates filmmakers from and around the Chicago area and features one short film per month, from June to August, exploring topics ranging from the struggle for equality to the gun culture in America, followed by a brief Q&A with the filmmakers, GSU students, and alumni. This event is open to the public, and ticket sales are available now.

Our Summer Showcase event is a stimulating opportunity to share and promote the vibrant arts and cultures community that exists at and around Governors State University and the Chicago Area. The event is produced in collaboration with the GSU School of Extended Learning, The Knowledge Exchange, and supported in part by an Intellectual Life Grant provided by GSU's Library and the Intellectual Life Grant Committee.

At CSIFF, we exist to propel “reel” stories forward and provide a platform for independent filmmakers with diverse perspectives to share their work and grow in their craft. With core values of inclusiveness, diversity, and promoting quality of life, we value an atmosphere that fosters a capacity to enjoy life through the fine arts and humanities.

We're excited to continue the tradition of the Summer Showcase and provide a space for important conversations to take place.

We can't wait to see you there!


2022 Summer Showcase Highlight Reel