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THERE IS SOMETHING FUNNY GOING ON AT THE FESTIVAL THIS YEAR!

49TH CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES COMEDY CHICAGO (July 24, 2013) - The 49th Chicago International Film Festival, held October 10-24, 2013, is tickled to present its Comedy Focus for the first time. With the remarkable ability...

Member Screening: IN A WORLD... 7/31 at 7pm

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and Roadside Attractions cordially invite members to an exclusive advance screening of IN A WORLD... on Wednesday July 31 at 7:00pm at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and membership #...

49TH CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IS COMING ‘OUT’ WITH A NEW COMPETITION AND AWARD

LGBTQ-themed films are no stranger to the Chicago International Film Festival.  From as early as 1969 the Festival has screened edgy, bold and tender LGBTQ films, long before the acronym even existed! With their fearlessly daring subject matte...

Join us! FREE International Screenings Program is underway!

It's another wonderful summer of international films as our 10th annual International Screenings program is underway! Together with 20 consulates and cultural organizations and the City of Chicago, we're again presenting an amazing line-up of films,...

AN EVENING WITH TONI SERVILLO

More than 200 avid cinema lovers and fans of award-winning actor Toni Servillo joined us on Sunday June 23 as we presented the 2008 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize winner Il Divo, directed by  Paolo Sorrentino, at the AMC River East 21. Servillo,...

Member Screening: RED 2 June 27 at 7:30pm

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and Summit Entertainment cordially invite members and their guest to an exclusive advance screening of RED 2 on Thursday June 27 at 7:30pm at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and mem...

Member Screening: DON JON June 20 at 7:00pm

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and Relativity cordially invite members to an exclusive advance screening of DON JON on Thursday June 20 at 7:00pm at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and membership # to membership@chicag...

MOVIE MONDAYS on ROOF at theWit Hotel, starts June 3

To RSVP, please visit the Movie Mondays Facebook page.

Member Screening: THE WAY, WAY BACK June 13 at 7:00pm

Dear Members    Cinema/Chicago and Fox Searchlight cordially invite members to an exclusive advance screening of THE WAY, WAY BACK on Thursday June 13 at 7:00pm at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and membership # to members...

YOUTH FILMMAKERS FIND THEIR VOICE

With our CineYouth Festival just over a week away, CineYouth Festival Director Rebecca Fons and Free Spirit Media’s Founder and Executive Director Jeff McCarter talk about the trends, challenges and triumphs in youth media making. Be sure to check...

Member Screening: The Kings of Summer May 16 at 7pm

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and CBS Films cordially invite you to an exclusive screening of 'The Kings of Summer' on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00pm at AMC River East 21.    Please RSVP with your name and current membership# to memb...

2013 International Screenings Program, May 1- Sept 25

A CINEMATIC VOYAGE... Cinema/Chicago, together with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and our consular and cultural partners, is pleased to present the 10th Annual International Screenings Program... This free weekly ser...

Member Screening: '42' April 3 at 7pm

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and Warner Bros cordially invite you to an exclusive screening of '42' on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00pm at AMC River East 21. A panel discussion will follow immediately, moderated by DePaul University professo...

Member Screening: THE EXAM March 14 at 7pm

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and Unio Films cordially invite you to an exclusive screening of THE EXAM on Thursday, March 14 at 7:00pm at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and current membership# to membership@chica...

The BERLINALE 2013: CHILLS & THRILLS

How was this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale? Well, it was cold, wet, and windy! But despite the weather it was a fantastic year –  lots of warm films and more than 300,000 audience members, all in the middle of the vib...

WHAT MAKES A GOOD PARTNER?

Erin Payton, Development Manager When I was on the JV Badminton team in high school, a good partner was someone who I could trust to successfully get the birdie when it went over my head … without whacking me with her racket. Although I loved the ...

Member Screening: LOST IN THAILAND Feb 7 at 7pm

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and AMC Independent cordially invite you to an exclusive screening of LOST IN THAILAND on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00pm at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and current membership# to m...

WILLKOMMEN TO BERLIN!

When Chicago film lovers think of foreign film festivals, Cannes is usually the first that comes to mind. Another festival that should absolutely be on the cinephile’s radar is the Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale. One of the larg...

INTO AFRICA

To present the latest and finest in recent cinema from Africa, I will be traveling to Burkina Faso to attend the celebrated FESPACO (Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou), the largest and longest running African film festival. Be...

Member Screening: ON THE ROAD Wednesday, 1/9/13

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and IFC Films cordially invite you to an exclusive screening of ON THE ROAD on Wednesday, January 9 at 7:00pm, at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and current membership# to membership@ch...

Member Screening: HYDE PARK ON HUDSON Wednesday, 12/5/12

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and Focus Features cordially invite you to an exclusive screening of HYDE PARK ON HUDSON on Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00pm, at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and current membership# to m...

Michael Kutza To Receive the American Cinematheque's Sydney Pollack Award

CHICAGO (November 2) - American Cinematheque Chairman Rick Nicita, will present Chicago International Film Festival Founder and Artistic Director Michael Kutza with the 2012 Sydney Pollack Award on November 15, 2012. The award will be given at the Cine...

48th Chicago International Film Festival Celebrates Unprecedented Success

CHICAGO (OCTOBER 29) - The 48th Chicago International Film Festival wrapped up another successful two weeks of world-class cinema and events on Thursday, October 25 with the Closing Night presentation of Robert Zemeckis’ “Flight” (USA). This edit...

"Any Day Now" and "Quartet" Share Audience Choice Award

CHICAGO (October 25, 2012) - The 48th Chicago International Film Festival proudly announces the Audience Choice Awards, presented by American Airlines. Overall, the films in the Festival were warmly received by audiences, receiving an average of 4.1/5...

The Top Winners at the Best of the Fest

CHICAGO (October 22, 2012) - You have one more chance to see, in one day, the winners of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival’s competitions as well as some Festival favorites during Best of the Fest. The screenings will be held Wednesday Oc...

“Flight” by Director Robert Zemeckis To Receive Founder's Award

CHICAGO (October 22, 2012) - The 48th Chicago International Film Festival will present the Founder’s Award to acclaimed filmmaker and Chicagoan Robert Zemeckis and his latest movie “Flight” on Closing Night, October 25 at 7 p.m. at the AMC River...

France, Germany, Hungary, Canada, Israel and the United States Take Home the Gold

CHICAGO, IL (October 19, 2012) - Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director, Mimi Plauché, Programming Director, and Programmers Alex Kopecky and Penny Bartlett proudly announce the winners of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival Competitio...

Willis? Pitt? Hathaway? Hopkins? Craig? Knightley? Cruise? Zeta-Jones?

CHICAGO, IL (October 19, 2012) - Grab an extra-large cup of your favorite soda, “shaken-not stirred,” and join Team Surprise Film in a triumphant sing-along at the barricades inside the AMC River East for the most precious FREE ticket in town, Mond...

Director of The Impossible Juan Antonio Bayona to Receive Emerging Visionary Award

CHICAGO, IL (October 17, 2012) - The 48th Chicago International Film Festival will honor Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona with the Emerging Visionary Award for bringing fresh insight, dynamism, and humanity to familiar genres. The award will be...

"The Sopranos" Creator David Chase Attends 48th Chicago International Film Festival

CHICAGO, IL (October 12, 2012) - The 48th Chicago International Film Festival announced today that David Chase, creator of the award-winning series The Sopranos, will introduce a special presentation of Not Fade Away, his feature filmmaking debut, and...

Chicago International Film Festival Announces Juries for 48th Annual Competitions

CHICAGO, IL (October 4, 2012) - The 48th Chicago International Film Festival is pleased to announce the juries for the various competitions of North America’s longest-running competitive film festival, taking place October 11-25. The International...

Cinema of the Americas: One Hemisphere, Many Stories

CHICAGO (October 1, 2012) - Dystopian futures. Idyllic love stories. Rites of passage. Sweeping epics. The 48th Chicago International Film Festival’s Cinema of the Americas Program will once again celebrate the fresh and vibrant work of emerging a...

David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook Added to the 48th Chicago International Film Festival

CHICAGO (September 28, 2012) - The 48th Chicago International Film Festival announced today that David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro has been added to the Festival’s line-up. Sil...

48th Chicago International Film Festival Announces Films in Competition

CHICAGO, IL (September 20, 2012) - The 48th Chicago International Film Festival announced today the full line up of films selected to screen in the International Feature, New Directors, DOCUFEST, After Dark and Short Film Competitions.   ...

Chicago International Film Festival Takes "Flight" With Closing Night Film

CHICAGO, IL (September 20, 2012) The 48th Chicago International Film Festival announces the selection of Flight, Chicagoan Robert Zemeckis’ return to live action movies, as the Festival’s Closing Night Film. Flight will screen on October 25 ...

Chicago Is Ready For Its Close-Up

CHICAGO (September 20, 2012) - The city of Chicago will play a leading role at this year’s 48th Chicago International Film Festival as various films, from Opening Night to Closing Night and everything in between, celebrate the contributions of ...

Joan Allen, Viola Davis and Helen Hunt To Be Honored with the Silver Hugo at the 48th Chicago International Film Festival

CHICAGO, IL (September 18, 2012) - It’s a “Woman’s World” as three mesmerizing, versatile actors are honored with the Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF)’s Silver Hugo for their significant achievements and contributions to the ...

The 48th Chicago International Film Festival Announces the Selection of “Cloud Atlas" As Their Centerpiece Film

CHICAGO, IL (September 11, 2012) - The 48th Chicago International Film Festival announces the selection of “Cloud Atlas,” the much anticipated new film from writer/directors and native Chicagoans Lana and Andy Wachowski (“The Matrix” Trilogy) a...

The World Premiere of "Stand Up Guys" Starring Pacino, Walken and Arkin Opens the 48th Chicago International Film Festival

CHICAGO (September 05, 2012) - " The eyes of the entertainment world will be on Chicago when the 48th Chicago International Film Festival opens with the World Premiere of the highly anticipated film “Stand Up Guys.” Produced by Chicagoan Tom Ros...

NEW VISIONS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST

CHICAGO, IL (August 30, 2012) - As part of a three-year grant from the Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the 48th Chicago International Film Festival announces its Spotlight Middle East Program, the second ...

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