George Tillman, Jr.’s powerful and moving The Hate U Give has been voted winner of the Audience Award for Best English-language feature at this year’s 54th Chicago International 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.
The 54th Chicago International Film Festival hosted its Awards Ceremony and taking home the top prize, the Gold Hugo for Best Film, in the International Feature Film Competition, is director Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro
The Chicago International Film Festival announced the first 25 films that will be shown at the 54th edition running October 10 to 21, 2018.
The Chicago International Film Festival selected Chicago’s own Michael Zhang as the winner of 2018’s poster design competition.
Michael Kutza, Founder and CEO of Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival will be retiring from his role at the end of 2018.
Diego Lerman’s A Sort of Family took home the top prize at the 2017 Chicago International Film Festival, the Gold Hugo, in the International Feature Film Competition.
Chicago Film Festival will Honor Sir Patrick Stewart and Alfre Woodard + Announces Black Perspectives Program
Film and theater legend Sir Patrick Stewart, and actress Alfre Woodard will be honored with Career Achievement Awards at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival.
Chicago Film Festival Reveals Centerpiece and Closing Night Films + Special Tribute for Michael Shannon
Lady Bird will screen as the Centerpiece Film; and The Shape of Water, winner of Golden Lion at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, will screen as the Closing Night Film
Marshall directed by Reginald Hudlin and starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad and Sterling K. Brown, will open the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival
Garth Davis’ LION and Barry Jenkins’ MOONLIGHT share top Audience Award honors this year at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival, with a tie for Best Narrative Feature.
The Romanian drama SIERANEVADA took home top honors in the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival’s prestigious International Feature Competition category, earning the Gold Hugo for Best Film.
The 2016 Chicago International Film Festival announced the complete list of filmmakers and industry professionals who comprise the various Festival juries
The Chicago International Film Festival has added new films and programs to the 2016 lineup, including a screening of JACKIE with filmmaker Pablo Larraín in attendance; and a conversation with HIDDEN FIGURES star Taraji P. Henson.
3 films – THEY ALL LAUGHED,I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO and the World Premiere of CATHOLICS VS. CONVICTS – have been added the lineup of the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival.
The 2016 Chicago International Film Festival today announced the complete film and event lineup, including the International Feature Competition, Documentary Competition and Special Presentations.
The Chicago International Film Festival unveiled the full film selections in the World Cinema and Documentary (out of competition) categories, plus the additional guests of honor.
The Chicago International Film Festival will play host to gala screenings of Damien Chazelle’s La La Land and Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival as respective bookends to the 52nd Festival, opening on October 13 and closing on October 27.
The Chicago International Film Festival today announced the films selected for the New Directors Competition category, celebrating first- and second-time feature filmmakers, and the nearly fifty short films selected to screen in a series of seven Short Film programs.
The Chicago International Film Festival today announced the full schedule for 2016 Industry Days (October 20-23), the four-day conference within the Festival created specifically for film business professionals.
The Israeli black comedy One Week and a Day by Asaph Polonsky, Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman are among the first twenty-five feature films announced for the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival.
Ollie Boyd’s Framed by the Love of Film has been selected as the winning design of the Poster Competition for the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival.
Artists from around the world are invited to design the unique poster which will promote the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival, running Oct 13-27, 2016.
SPOTLIGHT, MUSTANG, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT Are Winners of 2015 Chicago International Film Festival Audience Choice Awards
The 51st Chicago International Film Festival announced the winners of its Audience Choice Awards. SPOTLIGHT directed by Tom McCarthy (pictured above) won the Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative English-Language Feature, MUSTANG directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven won the award for Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Foreign-Language Feature, and WHERE TO INVADE NEXT directed by Michael Moore won the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature. Audience Choice Award Winners of 2015 Chicago International Film Festival Audience Choice Award for […]
‘A Childhood’ ‘Volta à Terra’ ‘Underground Fragrance’ Win Gold Hugos at 51st Chicago International Film Festival
The French film A Childhood directed by Philippe Claudel won the Gold Hugo for Best Film at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival. In this tender, keenly observed look at growing up in poverty in small town France, 13-year-old Jimmy dreams of a bourgeois life with family vacations and games of tennis. Trapped in an unstable household with a drug-addicted mother and her criminal boyfriend, Jimmy is forced to grow up too quickly. Over the […]