Posts tagged "Chicago International Film Festival"

Chicago International Television Festival to offer screenings, honor industry legends

Chicago International Television Festival to offer screenings, honor industry legends
The Chicago International Television Festival, presented by Cinema/Chicago, will take place March 21st – 23rd at the AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.) This annual Festival features the best of the best in local, national and international television and will honor WGN’s entertainment reporter Dean Richards, legendary television producer Joe Sedelmaier and Amazon... Read more »

And the winner wasn't: My take on Oscars 2017

And the winner wasn't: My take on Oscars 2017
Everyone has an opinion about the Oscars so here’s mine. Overall, I thought it was a great show! I loved Jimmy Kimmel and thought he kept the political comments to an amusing level. I also loved the drama that ended the production. I felt a little sorry for Warren Beatty but he’s been in this... Read more »

Chicago International Television Awards will honor local media stars and HBO

Chicago International Television Awards will honor local media stars and HBO
Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival will honor the best in television programming and commercials at the 52nd Chicago International Television Awards April 20. Capping off a newly programmed three-day event of special screenings and panel discussions celebrating the importance and excellence in work being created for television, the annual awards ceremony will also... Read more »
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Woody Allen (and Parker Posey) talk about "Irrational Man" and what actress is still on his wish list

Woody Allen (and Parker Posey) talk about "Irrational Man" and what actress is still on his wish list
Does Woody have plans to film in Chicago? What actress is still on his wish list?  How’s that Amazon series going? Woody answers these questions and more in this, my once in a lifetime opportunity, something I could cross off my bucket list–an interview with the legendary film director/actor/writer Woody Allen! I couldn’t believe my... Read more »

Vive Kutza! Chicago International Film Fest founder Michael Kutza awarded French Legion d'Honneur

Vive Kutza! Chicago International Film Fest founder Michael Kutza awarded French Legion d'Honneur
The President of the French Republic has named Chicago’s own, Michael Kutza, a Knight of the Legion of Honour!  This distinction acknowledges his outstanding professional achievements, “as an internationally recognized graphic designer, filmmaker and the Founder of the Chicago International Film Festival,” said Vincent Floreani, Consul General of France in Chicago. Mr. Kutza is the recipient of many... Read more »

From camel riding to Pacino, thanks for the memories

From camel riding to Pacino, thanks for the memories
As some of you may know, I’ve had an award-winning internet show, Candid Candace Chicago, on Watch312.com for a few years.  I’ve been very lucky to work with some heavy duty talent like Illinois Center for Broadcasting’s Bill Natale, whose past media history reads like a who’s who,  my uber-talented editor Kes Akalaonu, my camera... Read more »
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Chicago International Film Festival Opening Night will include Colin Farrell, Liv Ullmann and Kathleen Turner

Chicago International Film Festival Opening Night will include Colin Farrell, Liv Ullmann and Kathleen Turner
The 50th Chicago International Film Festival will begin with a star-studded Opening Night on Oct. 9 when “Miss Julie” Director Liv Ullmann, “Miss Julie” star Colin Farrell, Festival Jury Member Kathleen Turner, Festival Founder and Artistic Director Michael Kutza and “The Fugitive” Director Andrew Davis walk the red carpet!    We are starstruck! The opening film,... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival's 50th anniversary surprise

Noah Warren and Braden Crothers appear in the Chicago International Film Festival's 50th anniversary poster by Victor Skrebneski..
In an innovative move honoring the Chicago International Film Festival’s 50th anniversary, legendary photographer Victor Skrebneski, in collaboration with Festival founder Michael Kutza, created an entirely new look for the Fest’s iconic poster.  An unveiling at Expo 72 on September 10 featured a reimagining of the iconic 1974 Festival “t-shirt” poster.  Titled “The Next Generation”,... Read more »

Academy Award winner Kevin Kline honored at Chicago International Film Festival bash

Chicago International Film Fest founder Michael Kutza presents Kevin Kline with a Career Achievement Award at the 50th anniversary of the Festival's Summer Gala.
Academy Award-winning star of stage and screen, Kevin Kline, was called a “national treasure” by both Robert Downey, Jr., and Siguorney Weaver at the 50th anniversary of the Chicago International Film Festival‘s Summer Gala where he was honored with a Career Achievement Award.  Kline, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for “A Fish Called... Read more »
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The Cannes Film Festival's Chicago connection--Michael Kutza

Official Film Fest poster of Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni in Fellini's film "8 1/2"
Chicago International Film Festival founder Michael Kutza calls the Cannes Film Festival “the best place to look for films and to make contacts.”  He has attended this Festival 50 times!  He’s been on juries there, reviewed films that have premiered there for numerous publications and according to Michael “has fallen in and out of love”... Read more »