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HOME OF CAFF is the home of the Chicago Alliance of Film Festivals (CAFF), a program of local nonprofit FACETS, and acts as a hub for both CAFF Members and film fans seeking film festival experiences. 


CAFF's mission is to help Chicago-area film festivals add to the cultural and economic vitality of their communities through sector building efforts focused on: growing audiences, growing resources, and expanding expertise. All CAFF programs and initiatives help grow Chicago's film festival sector and enrich our communities.

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Chicagoland area is home to over 50 film festivals that bring enriching and diverse arts programming all year long to Chicago neighborhoods and beyond. 

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