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Film Festival Location

Columbia College Chicago

8th Floor 
Check in with security and they will direct you
Film Row Cinema
1104 South Wabash
Chicago, IL 60605

Film Row Cinema is Columbia College Chicago's 260-seat, state-of-the-art theatre for film screenings, lectures, discussions, and debates.

Admission to the festival is always free.
The after party fundraiser helps us create the festival and make it accessible to all.

Wave Rave

After Party Fundraiser

HI Chicago, The J. Ira And Nicki Harris Family Hostel

24 E Ida B Wells Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605

Here at HI Chicago, The J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Hostel, showing travelers the best of Chicago is what we love most. HI Chicago hostel is just a short walk from Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute, Field Museum, and Shedd Aquarium.

Book your loding here too!

Getting here and travel details


Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
36 minute – 1 hour in traffic

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
23 minutes - 45 minutes in traffic

Southwest Airlines flies into Midway and offers free baggage and flight changes without a surcharge up to 24 hours in advance of the flight.

Car Travel and Parking

Both Uber and Lyft are supported in Chicago for getting there.

Park in nearby lots, garages, or on the street.

Lodging within Walking Distance

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop

BEST WESTERN Grant Park Hotel


We'd like to thank DocYourWorld, Columbia College Chicago, the Department of Cinema and Television Arts at Columbia College Chicago, the Department of Science and Mathematics at Columbia College Chicago, and Microcosm for helping us create a professional and inspirational event that's accessible to the public.

Without their support, we wouldn't be able to bring you this exclusive dive into our underwater world.