Chicago International Indie Film Festival​

2023 Award Winners

Feature Length Documentary


Directed by Simon Ratigan



Feature Length Fiction 


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Directed by Oliver Ramos

Feature Length Fiction

THE ZOO (Chidiakhana)

Directed by Manish Tiwary

Feature Length Animation

THE ZOO (Chidiakhana)

Directed by Abas Askari

Abraham Lincoln Award for the Best Documentary

The Spirit Of Ubuntu Documentary

Director by Kudzai Tinago

Abraham Lincoln Award for Best Film



Directed by Jirard

Short Length Narrative



Directed by Lieke Bezemer and Max Houtman

Short Length Fiction

Poppies and Ducks 

Directed by Christina-Kallirroi Garbi

Short Length Documentary


The Silence After The Storm

Directed by Alina Rizwan

Short Length Animation

Color My World

Directed by Georgina Cahill

Illinois Filmmaker Award

42 Seconds
Directed by Steve Anderson
Roswell Delirium
Directed by Richard Bakewell

Best Student Film



Directed by Michael

Special Jury Mention for Short length Animation

Treasure Haunt
Directed by Carlos Lerma