Category: Chicago International Film Festival

Chicago International Film Festival 2017: three films with local roots

The 2017 Chicago International Film Festival is screening three U.S. Indies with Chicago roots this year. “Blueprint,” “Chasing the Blues” and “Rogers Park” all frame different neighborhoods in the city. All three made their World Premieres at the fest and are worth seeing. In addition, 9 out of 53 films in the Shorts category have Chicago roots (you... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival 2017: What to see

Chicago International Film Festival 2017: What to see
The 53rd annual Chicago International Film Festival is now up and running at the AMC River East 21, (322 E. Illinois) bringing the glamour of Cannes and Sundance to the Windy City with big name actors and directors, red carpet ceremonies and much more. If you are following the fest you’ve probably heard about “Marshall,” “Lady Bird” and Guillermo... Read more »

The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival poster contest ...and the winner is

From Turkey...
The  53rd Chicago International Film Festival, (CIFF) coming to Chicago October 12 through October 26, 2017 unveiled the winning poster for 2017 at a kick-off event Tuesday night at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The CIFF  brings an array of electrifying, challenging and entertaining feature, Indie and documentary films along with directors, actors and producers from around the... Read more »
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Chicago International Film Festival Winning Poster 2016

Chicago International Film Festival Winning Poster 2016
After a global competition, the Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) has selected their winning poster design for the 2016 Festival that will take place in Chicago from October 13th through October 27th. The announcement was made last night at the Festival Launch Party hosted at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in the West Loop. And the winner... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival 2014: Tickets and Highlights

“Clouds of Sils Maria” (Director: Olivier Assayas • Switzerland, Germany, France) features Juliette Binoche in this psychological drama about an older actress who agrees to re-stage the play that launched her career 20 years earlier. Co-stars Kristen Stewart.
No need to head to Toronto or Sundance, with The Chicago International Film Festival, the oldest competitive film festival in North America, bringing more than 150 feature-length and short films to Chicago’s AMC River East 21 Theater (322 E. Illinois St.) this October. Celebrating 50 years in 2014, the festival showcases “both innovative new work from... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival Dedicates Opening Night to Roger Ebert

Chicago International Film Festival Dedicates Opening Night to Roger Ebert
The Chicago International Film Festival is doing the right thing by dedicating its October 10th opening night to Roger Ebert,  the man who, for more than 40 years, was the beloved face (and the thumb) of film criticism. The Festival’s Opening Night Film, The Immigrant, directed by James Gray and starring Academy Award®-winning actress Marion... Read more »
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