International Connections Committee

International Connections Committee

The International Connections Program was created in 2003 to raise awareness of international cinema within the various ethnic communities throughout Chicago.

The International Connections Committee is comprised of dedicated members of various consulates and cultural organizations throughout Chicago, whose purpose is to spotlight Chicago’s diversity and international film community, as well as support Cinema/Chicago’s mission of fostering cultural communication through the cinematic arts. The objective of this Committee is to engage a diverse audience to innovative world cinema and to work in partnership with the Chicago international community for more collaborative programming throughout the year.

One of the highlight events presented by the International Connections committee is the annual International Screenings Program, a free public film series held weekly at the Chicago Cultural Center. Each film is carefully selected to ensure they are of the caliber of film shown at the Chicago International Film Festival.

The International Connections Committee is comprised of representatives from:

British Consulate General in Chicago

Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

Consulate General of the Argentine Republic

Consulate General of the Federative Republic of Brazil in Chicago

Consulate General of Canada in Chicago

Consulate General of People’s Republic of China

Consulate General of Egypt in Chicago

Consulate General of Hungary in Chicago

Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest

Consulate General of Japan/Japan Information Centre

Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago

Consulate General of Romania in Chicago

Consulate General of Sweden in Chicago

Consulate General of Switzerland in Chicago

Consulate General of The Kingdom of the Netherlands in Chicago

French Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago

Global Chicago Center/The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

Goethe-Institut Chicago in Chicago

Hong Kong Trade Economic Trade Office in New York

Instituto Cervantes in Chicago

Istituto Italiano Di Cultura di Chicago

Italian Trade Commission

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago

Romanian Cultural Institute in New York

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago