Chicago Onscreen: Local Film Showcase

Returning in 2018!
The Chicago Onscreen Local Film Showcase gives local filmmakers the opportunity to share their work with a citywide audience through free outdoor public screenings in local parks. Previous showcase films have included Chicago-premieres and world-premieres as well as festival-circuit favorites with national and international pedigrees at festivals like SXSW, the Chicago International Film Festival, the Rome International Film Festival, the Berlin Film Festival and dozens more.


Chicago Onscreen has screened more than 60 local films in 25 neighborhood parks across the city, giving Chicagoans a chance to see themselves, their neighborhoods and our city on the big screen.

Now accepting submissions for 2018!  

Submit Now


Film: Yellow Gold

View the Full Showcase Schedule

Film: The Big Chop

Meet This Year's Chicago Onscreen Class

Film: Counting

All our films, from the beginning

Learn About the Submission Process


Contact Us

The Chicago Onscreen Local Film Showcase
Jon Ravenscroft, Creative Director
Email: jon.ravenscroft@chicagoparkdistrict.com

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