Deadline Extended for 51st Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards

CHICAGO, IL – The 51st Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards, now in its 51st year, is accepting entries for the 2015 competition. One of the most prolific and influential elements in the lives of millions, television has long been a fixture of the American experience. Presented by Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival, this international competition recognizes and honors outstanding television productions and commercials as they compete for the prized Gold and Silver Hugos.

Submissions have opened for the following categories: Individual Television Productions, Television Series, Television Commercials, Commercial Campaigns, Special Achievement, Online/Viral Commercials, and Online-based Television Programming. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday March 13, 2015.

Date of Awards Ceremony set for Wednesday, April 22nd at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile

Competition winners will be announced at the Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards Gala on Wednesday, April 22 at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile.

Last year’s Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards honored an exciting group of television productions and commercials from around the globe. Among the many exceptional works submitted, Gold and Silver Hugos were awarded to Cutters, Leo Burnett, mcgarrybowen, and CNN among others. Last year the T.V. Awards honored CSI Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn, Chicago Fire actor Jesse Spencer, and commercial production company STORY. These honorees joined the distinguished list of past recipients, which includes Kelsey Grammer, David Fanning of FRONTLINE, Joe Pytka, Towers Productions, Kartemquin Films, and many others.

Rules, regulations, and entry forms can be found by visiting the T.V. Competition section of our website.