Onion City Film Festival

a production of Chicago Filmmakers

Thanks for joining us for 2016! It was a fantastic year. 


Onion City Awards:

First Place: Many Thousands Gone
Ephraim Asili

Second Place: Something Between Us
Jodie Mack

Third Place: Mad Ladders
Michael Robinson


Honorable Mentions:

Notes from the Interior
Ben Balcom

Aswirl Alight Aight
Tommy Heffron

KaSandra Skistad

Psychic Driving
William E. Jones

Prima Materia
Charlotte Pryce

Ana Vaz

Join us next year for the 28th Onion City Experimental Film Festival.

the ONION CITY experimental film & video festival

MARCH 8 - 11, 2018

 Schedule here! 


fundraiser and program release party

Thursday, February 8 - 8:00pm

at the hungry brain

A fundraiser and program release party for the Onion CIty Experimental FIlm and Video Festival will be held at The Hungry Brain in conjunction with Seth Vanek's The Therapy Sessions. This is a free event which will include performative Q&A's by one of our 2018 juror's Amina Ross, and programmer Emily Eddy. Advance festival passes will be available for purchase and a fundraiser will be held to benefit Onion City. Therapy Sessions is where Chicagoans of taste and distinction gather to talk about grown-up stuff. Part talent showcase, part interview program, part confession booth, the show describes itself as a "talk show about feelings." Each week, Chicago's cultural movers and shakers take to the Hungry Brain couch to unpack, unburden, and unwind, under the guidance of "Chicago's Favorite Fake Therapist" and highbrow lowlife Seth Vanek. Providing moral support is Alcohol Distribution Specialist Dan. February 8th at 8:00, The Hungry Brain is located at 2319 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618. This event is 21+. 

Complete details here