Because Everybody Loves Movies

As the longest running competitive film festival in North America, we proudly celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2014. Now in our 51st year, we continue to celebrate our past, present and future.

Film is a transformative medium, giving expression to different ways of thinking while confirming our shared stories and common humanity. Presenting more than 150 narrative feature, documentary and short films from over 50 countries, the 51st Chicago International Film Festival – held October 15-29, 2015 – will bring the world to Chicago.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Festival! Audiences will be introduced to diverse worlds, new stories and innovative voices; filmmakers will connect with enthusiastic and passionate film lovers. For five decades we’ve proudly held fast to our mission of showcasing films from first-time filmmakers. From Martin Scorsese to Peter Weir, Tsai Ming-Liang to Wim Wenders, we have embraced emerging talents on their way to becoming world-renowned artists.

Be part of it this October…because everybody loves movies.

Michael Kutza, Founder & Artistic Director
Mimi Plauché, Programming Director
Anthony Kaufman, Programmer
Camille Lugan, Programmer
Sam Flancher, Entries Coordinator

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