Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria took Gold Hugo in the International Competition at the 57th Chicago Film Festival.
Chicago International Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Chicago International Film Festival
WHERE: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Chicago International Film Festival is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America. The Festival was started in 1964 by filmmaker and graphic artist Michael Kutza to provide an alternative to the commercial Hollywood movies that dominated the city's theaters. The Festival opened in 1965 at the Carnegie Theater, where King Vidor, Bette Davis, and Stanley Kramer were honored for their contributions to American cinema. Since then, the Festival has grown to become a world-renowned annual event. The Festival is dedicated to fostering better understanding between cultures and to making a positive contribution to the art form of the moving image.
This year’s competitions will include the International Premiere of Franziska Stünkel’s The Last Execution.
The 2021 Chicago International Film Festival will open with Wes Anderson’s critically-acclaimed Cannes premiere The French Dispatch.
The Festival Centerpiece film is C’mon C’mon starring Joaquin Phoenix.
‘Nomadland’ ‘Under the Open Sky’ ‘The Road Up’ Win Audience Choice Awards at 56th Chicago Film Festival
Festival-goers of the 56th Chicago International Film Festival voted Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, the winner of the Audience Choice Award for Feature Film.
The Polish film Sweat by Magnus von Horn won the Gold Hugo for Best International Feature Film at the 56th Chicago International Film Festival.
Bruno Santamaría’s THINGS WE DARE NOT DO Premieres in U.S. at Chicago Film Festival, Followed by DOC NYC
Things We Dare Not Do by Mexican director Bruno Santamaría has its U.S. premiere at Chicago International Film Festival, followed by DOC NYC.
The Iranian film Careless Crime (Jenayat-e bi deghat) by Shahram Mokri will have its North American Premiere at Chicago International Film Festival.
Chicago International Film Festival unveiled the 2020 lineup, closing with Venice Film Festival winner Nomadland starring Frances McDormand.
The 56th Chicago International Film Festival will open with the world premiere of the John Belushi documentary film titled “Belushi.”
The Chicago International Film Festival announced this year’s Industry Days will be held virtually for a global audience, from October 12-18, 2020.
Watch the trailer for the Berlin Film Festival winning German drama I Was at Home but (Ich war zuhause aber) directed by Angela Schanelec.