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Thank you for your interest in covering REELING36: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, taking place September 20-30, 2018. Many filmmakers and talent are available for pre-festival interviews, as well as during the festival itself.  Please direct any press-related inquiries to Allied Integrated Marketing. Festival Publicist, Rob Walton, can be reached at

Press Releases

August 20, 2018: Reeling LGBTQ+ International Film Festival Announces Full 36th Edition Lineup 

Press Materials

Download the 36th Reeling Program with Synopses in Chronological Order

Press Accreditation

To be considered for a REELING36 Press Pass (which includes early access to our Opening Night Red Carpet Reception) please contact Rob Walton for an accreditation request form at

Reeling In The News

August 23, 2018: Reeling Film Festival To Host Opening Night At Lincoln Square’s Davis Theater by Block Club Chicago

August 22, 2018: REELING film festival announces 36th edition lineup kicking off Sept. 20 by Windy City Times

September 14, 2018: Programmer Richard Knight of the 36th Annual Reeling Film Festival: “Visibility is always important”

September 18, 2018: Former Chicagoan Danny Bernardo brings ‘Jerky’ to Midwest premiere at Reeling by Go Pride

September 19, 2018: ‘Freelancers Anonymous’ opens 36th Reeling LGBTQ Film Festival on Thursday by Go Pride

September 19, 2018: Film News: ‘Freelancers Anonymous’ Opens 36th REELING LGBTQ+ Film Fest on Sep. 20, 2018 by Hollywood Chicago

September 19, 2018: Reeling LGBTQ+ Int’l Film Festival opens tomorrow by Reel Chicago

September 19, 2018: 2018 Reeling film fest lights up Chicago screens by Windy City Times

September 19, 2018: Reeling 2018 reviews by Windy City Times

September 20, 2018: Freelancers Anonymous: Chicago-Based Film Kicks off Reeling Film Festival on WCIU

September 20, 2018: Entrevista: Sonia Sebastian: Freelancers Anonymous on Univision

September 20, 2018: Some 36th Reeling Film Festival Thoughts by Solzy At The Movies

September 20, 2018: Reeling 2018: The Chicago LGBTQ+ Film Festival by Third Coast Review

September 20, 2018: The Reeling Film Festival is back for its 36th year, this time featuring unconventional and experimental films by Chicago Reader

September 20, 2018: Reeling in the years — all 36 of them by Chicago Tribune

September 26, 2018: Reviewing the movies of Reeling by Windy City Times