Tag: Chicago International Film Festival

Michael Kutza to be honored at Chicago International Film Festival's Summer Gala

Michael Kutza to be honored at Chicago International Film Festival's Summer Gala
Michael Kutza, founder and CEO of Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival,  announced that he will be retiring from his role at the end of 2018. The Governing Board of Directors will pay tribute to Kutza’s remarkable career at a special gala, “Celebrating Michael,” on Saturday, July 14 at Loews Chicago... Read more »

Jane Fonda feted by Cinema/Chicago and Chicago International Film Festival

Jane Fonda, 2017 recipient of the Gold Hugo Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Chicago International Film Festival founder Michael Kutza.
Cinema/Chicago and the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival presented a special tribute to two-time Academy Award-winner and three-time Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Fonda. A Tribute to Jane Fonda, co-chaired by Corbin Horn and Lauren Robishaw, took place at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel on July 29.  The evening attracted over 300 guests and featured an on-stage conversation... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival and Cinema/Chicago to host tribute to Jane Fonda

Chicago International Film Festival and Cinema/Chicago to host tribute to Jane Fonda
Cinema/Chicago and the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival will host a special tribute to two-time Academy Award-winner and three-time Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Fonda. A Tribute to Jane Fonda will take place on Saturday, July 29, at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel and will feature an on-stage conversation with Fonda, giving insight into her experience and approach to her... Read more »
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Chicago International Film Festival's Spring Gala was a lovefest for Dame Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford

Film director Taylor Hackford and actress Dame Helen Mirren hold their Gold Hugos  with Michael Kutza, founder of Chicago International Film Festival.
Hollywood and, in this case, royalty, came to Chicago for the annual Chicago International Film Festival‘s Spring Gala presented by Cinema/Chicago on May 24. Academy Award-winning actress (Dame) Helen Mirren and Academy Award-winning director Taylor Hackford (her husband) celebrated their film careers with Festival founder Michael Kutza and nearly 400 adoring fans at the Loews... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »