Motherless Brooklyn, Edward Norton’s adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s groundbreaking novel, will open the 2019 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.
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.
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.