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Chicago International Film Festival

The Chicago International Film Festival is an annual Film Festival held every fall. Founded in 1964, it is the longest-running competitive Film Festival in North America.

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BLOW-UP ? International Arthouse FILM FEST ? Chicago and 2 other festivals have deadlines today! "The BLOW-UP ARTH…
Our man on the red carpet tonight at the Chicago International Film Festival
No gigs tonight. Instead, off to a screening of Creep 2 at the Chicago International Film Festival. Chicago rules..…
“Killing Jesus” and “The Charmer” Win Awards at the 53rd Chicago International Film…
Saw last night at the Chicago International Film Festival. A master work. Devastating because of its predictability.
Where it all officially began for me 🎬 @ Chicago International Film Festival
"Princess Cyd," Stephen Cone's Chicago-based film, is pick for day 10 of the Chicago Internation…
Oct 21 in 2004 Robert Zemeckis’ THE POLAR EXPRESS debuted at the Chicago International Film Fest…
Polish movie at the Chicago International Film Festival- huge congrats!
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Proud to announce our indie film is a Finalist in the 2017 BLOW-UP International Arthouse Film Festival Chicago!…
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Great news to wake up to! 'Kid Gloves' was a finalist at the Blow-Up International Arthouse Film Festival in Chicag…
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Chicago Film Festival brings out the cliches, but each with a twist.
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Last weekend of the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival - here's what to watch!.
My day 3 of CIFF, featuring BARRAGE, GOD'S OWN COUNTRY and PRINCESS CYD
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Spending my Friday at the Chicago International Film Festival. One of the many bonuses of living in this city.
Local filmmakers shine at this year's Chicago International Film Festival
Our show Treetop Family Ep 4: "Sparrows Learn to Fly" has been selected to screen at the Chicago International Chil…
Chicago International Film Festival: three films with Chicago roots
Two For the Show, is a FINALIST for Narrative Short at the Blow-Up Arthouse International Film Festival-Chicago!…
"Even at under 90 minutes, the film feels like a painful marathon."
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On 6th day of the Chicago International Film Festival, is all about "Princess Cyd." . Here's why: http…
PARADISE begins this Friday! - Today at the Chicago International Film Festival: 'Paradise'
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Chicago International Film Festival brings a world of film to Chi attended opening
Watching private screenings from the Chicago International Film Festival. "The Rape of...
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Made it to the Chicago International Film Festival 2016. Premiere holds today 20th October, 2016.
Agreed. Got to see it at the Chicago International Film Festival and loved it.
Al and Linda Lerner interview "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle on the Chicago Internation… via
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Happy Birthday! It was an honor to meet you at the Chicago International Film Festival a few years back.
The Icelandic film HEARTSTONE has picked up a prize at the Chicago International Film Festival. Learn more:
has been selected at the 33rd edition of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival !
The Chicago International Film Festival used to be big, but now it screens more old movies than new ones.
Julie Dash To Present Restored Version of ‘Daughters of the Dust’ at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival!
Nollywood’s Ebola triumph, ’93 Days is listed in the Chicago International Film Festival 20…
Can't wait for Chicago International Film Festival next month! Favorite part of fall in the Chi.
The Chicago International Film Festival prices are so expensive it's like they're daring me not to go.
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Geraldine Chaplin to talk about Charlie at CIFF event - By Ruth L Ratny THE CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL Film Festival...
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Nollywood film '93 Days' a story about Ebola has been selected and is billed to show at the Chicago International Film Festival on Oct. 20
LA LA LAND to Open 52nd Chicago International Film Festival: winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at Cann...
We're delighted that Lily's Driftwood Bay has been selected for the Chicago International Children's Film Festival!
Trailers for the feature films in our 33rd Chicago International Children's Film Festival are…
Mark your calendars! INDUSTRY DAYS by the Chicago International Film Festival kicks off on October 20th - with a...
‘93 Days’ is the only Nollywood Movie to Premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival 2016!
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Proud to be nominated as a Finalist for Best Student Film at Blow Up-Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival.
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My son did the audio post work for a film in the Chicago International Reel Shorts Film Festival. His first work on the big screen. ☺
We've won the Golden Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival for our movie WHERE TO INVADE…
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The Chicago International Film Festival opens this Thursday! In celebration of the 51st anniversary of the...
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Round 2! Just in time for Chicago International Film Festival! "He Named Me Malala" by Academy Award…
"10 to See at the Chicago International Film Festival" my Chicago Sun-Times intro tips after previewing 28 entries.
10 to see at the Chicago International Film Festival
She won Best Actress at the Chicago International Film Festival and is in Tina's thesis film Brooklyn's Bridge to Jordan!
Announcing the WORLD PREMIERE of SYL JOHNSON: ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS at the 2015 Chicago International Film Festival! …
Leo Burnett takes an armload of trophies from the Chicago International Film Festival TV awards
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Congrats to our Chicago team on last night's award wins: 1 Gold, 3 Silvers & 3 Certificate of Merits! http:/…
Layover in Chicago on route to the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival!
Tom Skilling to be honored at 51st Chicago International Film Festival ... - Chicago Tribune
Rudderless will have a Chicago Premiere at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival on the 11th October 2014.
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Day 2 on the new job at Chicago International Film Festival. Loving the wall decor next to my desk!
EZ Out Film just won the Audience Choice Award at Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMFest)!!
Chicago International Film Festival prepares to honor best in television ... - Chicago Business Journal
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SPOTLIGHT SHORTS! 'AFTERMATH', USA: Two brothers confront unknown foes in a wintry, dystopian world where it’s every man for himself. Winner of the Silver Hugo for Best Student Short at the Chicago International Film Festival. 'SOMEBODY'S MOTHER', USA: PSSF alum (Killing Vivian, 2012) Previously liberal Maggie finds the tables turned when her newly liberated mother shows up to spend Christmas with Maggie’s husband and kids, and brings an unexpected visitor along with her. 'SHE WAS SHE', AUSTRALIA: Anna McGrath brings the second of her two new shorts to this year’s event with this moving tale of two long-estranged sisters who reconnect when one confronts a terminal illness. 'EDDIE', USA: An unexpected visitor comes calling late one night. 'TROUBLE & THE SHADOWY DEATHBLOW', USA: While in Baltimore at a food science conference with hopes of landing a job and escaping his joke of a life, Jim Funkle (Tony Hale, Arrested Development) learns a simple hand gesture that can give him permanent revenge agains ...
"Himala" has won numerous accolades and distinctions both locally and abroad, including Best Picture from the 1982 Metro Manila Film Festival and the 1983 Catholic Mass Media Awards. At the Metro Manila Film Festival, the movie swept the awards. Aunor won the Best Actress trophy and was nominated in other local award derbies the following year. Internationally, Aunor was nominated for Best Actress at the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival, where "Himala" vied for the Golden Bear Award. The film was personally handpicked by festival director Moritz de Hadeln in the official selection. The film's international honors also include the Bronze Hugo prize at the 1983 Chicago International Film Festival. It received a special religious citation in the 1983 Asia-Pacific Film Festival held in Taipei, Taiwan; and was selected as the opening film for the 1983 Manila International Film Festival. "Himala" was chosen by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino as one of the ten best films of the 1980's. In 2002, the sa ...
The Chicago International Film Festival is celebrating films for 50 years. In this episode meet Rebecca Fons, Education Program Manager with the festival. She shares with us her journey thus far and how it has impacted the lives of our youth. Watch now to learn more.
Come out and see Raze with Zoe Bell at the Chicago International Film Festival. It’ll be a bloody good time. Raze tells the story of a young woman who awakens dazed in a concrete bunker, and quickly discovers she is not alone. Before she can figure out what has happened, she is in a battle …
Deepa Mehta's direction in FIRE landed actress Shabana Azmi a Silver Hgo by the Chicago International Film Festival.'
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This weekend was amazing. I started off with going to the Chicago International Film Festival on Friday. Saturday I met My Girls for brunch and then spent at the night Empty Bottle & Jane Beachy Present FALL BALL featuring MUCCA PAZZA with col. Today I went back to the Film Fest and saw and heard ELAINE STRITCH and visited with the fantastic staff of the Film Festival. I ended the night visiting with filmmakers from Rwanda, South Africa, Hong Kong, Italy, Cuba, and Greece. Yes, this is a status brag. Chicago is my kind of town.
Successful day with Em at the Chicago International Film Festival. Enjoyed a Sophia Loren Italian film among other activities 👌
Seeing Dracula 3D at the Chicago International Film Festival in about an hour, with Dario Argento in person!!
CHICAGO-October 10,2013: 49TH Chicago International Film Festival opens with THE IMMIGRANT and a special tribute to Robert Ebert at the Chicago Theatre. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel arrives on the red carpet. (Photo credit mandatory Linda Matlow/PIXINTL)
OMG..The unthinkable.I thought it could never happen,but it did.I took a photo of Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the red carpet at the opening of the Chicago International Film Festival and he was smiling! Yeah! Bingo! First.time.ever!
Congrats on being an Official Selection of the Chicago International Film Festival! Very proud of you!
Don't miss out on the Chicago International Film Festival as it makes its way through the Windy City, Oct 10-24.
Drone Strike has just been submitted to 2 more US festivals: LA Shorts Fest and Chicago International Film Festival
The Bama Art House Summer Series begins tomorrow night, Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. with the screening of "Room 237." Winner at the Austin Fantastic Fest, Chicago International Film Festival, Gotham Awards and International Documentary Association. Tickets $5 - $7 with a discount series subscription ticket for $50, all available at the box office prior to the screening.
recent Chicago Magazine story linked above is a nice, little feature. It takes readers into important vintage buildings in Chicago that they would otherwise not see.   That said, we wanted to share some information about inaccuracies and/or omissions that we feel might be of interest to Uptown Theatre FB friends.   1.  We believe that "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” premiered during the 1975 Chicago International Film Festival at the Granada Theatre (demolished in 1990) in Rogers Park, not the Uptown Theatre in Uptown. We recall checking this  fact some years ago when we first read film critic Roger Ebert's recollection. (We were excited to learn that maybe the Uptown had been the venue!) Alas, we believe that dearest Ebert has been "misremembering" this for several years. As the Granada on Sheridan Road and the Uptown on Broadway were not far apart and were both far north side movie palaces, it is easy to understand why one might mistake one for the other in the clouds of memory. They we ...
Tribute reel for Helen Hunt's Career Achievement Award at the 48th Chicago International Film Festival. This montage showcases six of Hunt's films, as select...
Al Pacino attends the "Stand Up Guys" premiere during the opening night of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival at the Harris Theater on October 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.
Billy Moore gives his perspective on the 30 for 30 film Benji after a screening of the film at the Chicago International Film Festival on October 18th in Chi...
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