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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 ...

YEAR-ROUND EDUCATION OUTREACH SCREENINGS PROGRAM

The start of the school year can be such an exciting time for students - gathering of supplies, the return of the backpack, reuniting with fellow students and favorite teachers. Back to school also marks the start of our Education Outreach Screenings...

A YEAR OF DISCOVERY - The 48th Chicago International Film Festival Announces First Round of Titles

CHICAGO, IL (August 23, 2012) - " Cinema/Chicago and The Chicago International Film Festival, the oldest competitive film festival in North America, are proud to announce the first 22 films out of more than 150 films from over 50 countries that will b...

LEADING THE TEAM

Wake up, watch films, send some emails, watch films, make a few calls, watch some more films, sleep, and maybe eat a little bit in between. This is the typical day of our programmers. Our team has been tirelessly working behind-the-scenes: securing...

Member Screening: HIT & RUN Tuesday, 8/14/12

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago's Junior Board and Open Road Films will be hosting an exclusive screening of HIT & RUN on Tuesday, August 14 at 7:00pm, at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and current membership# to membe...

Member Screening: BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD Monday, 7/2/12

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and Fox Searchlight will be hosting an exclusive screening of BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD on Monday July 2 at 7:00pm, at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and current membership# to member...

Cannes 2012 - Wet & Wild!

It’s Cannes time again! I was thrilled to be there as the Festival de Cannes celebrated its 65th  year. First, we have to talk about the weather. In all the years I’ve been at Cannes I can’t remember a tailwind and solid downp...

Member Screening: FOR GREATER GLORY Tuesday, 5/22/12

Cinema/Chicago and ARC Entertainment will be hosting an exclusive members-only screening of FOR GREATER LOVE on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 7:00pm at AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.). Due to space limitations, we are unable to accommodate guests...

Member Screening: BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Tuesday, 4/24/12

Cinema/Chicago and Fox Searchlight will be hosting an exclusive members-only screening of BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 7:30pm at AMC Loews 600 North Michigan 9 (entrance at Rush and Ohio). Due to space limitations, we are u...

Kelsey Grammer to be honored with Career Achievement Award at 48th Hugo Television Awards

Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival are pleased to announce that Kelsey Grammer will be presented with the CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the 48th Hugo Television Awards Ceremony on April 19 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago.Be...

2012 International Screenings Program, Apr 11- Sept 29

See the World for Free! Together with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and our consular and cultural partners, the International Connections Committee of Cinema/Chicago is pleased to present the 9th annual International...

Member Screening: INTOUCHABLES Tuesday, 4/3/12

Cinema/Chicago and The Weinstein Company will be hosting an exclusive members-only screening of INTOUCHABLES on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 7:30pm at AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.). Due to space limitations, we are unable to accommodate guests ...

Spotlight Middle East

By Mimi Plauché, Head of Programming From the Festival’s earliest years, we have been proud to showcase the artistic brilliance and storytelling virtuosity that has made Iranian cinema the focus (and envy) of the international film world. It was ...

THE BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL- THE BERLINALE 2012

By Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director If you are a real film fanatic, you should put the Berlin Film Festival on your radar for next year and consider a trip to Germany!  Berlin is truly an audience-friendly film festival. It’s said to ...

CINEYOUTH 2012 ANNOUNCEMENTS: EVENT DATE CHANGE AND EXTENDED CALL FOR ENTRIES

Because of the G8/NATO Summit taking place in mid-May in Chicago and the subsequent business and school closures, Cinema/Chicago has changed the dates of CineYouth 2012. CineYouth will now be taking place from May 31 – June 2. Additional ...

REELY TEENY WEENY FILM SPECATCULAR: Cinema/Chicago’s Junior Board Announces Film Contest Call for Entries

CHICAGO, February 17, 2012 – The Junior Board of Cinema/Chicago and The Chicago International Film Festival, the oldest competitive film festival in North America, last week announced the Call for Entries for The Reely Teeny Weeny Film Spectacula...

CineYouth Festival entries rolling in!

Now celebrating it's 8th year, Cinema/Chicago's youth film festival CineYouth is currently accepting entries from young filmmakers 21 years old or younger. Short films (10 minutes or less) are accepted from all over the world. Entry guidelines and regu...

Member Screening: BEING FLYNN Wednesday, 2/22/12

Cinema/Chicago and Focus Features will be hosting an exclusive members-only screening of BEING FLYNN on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7:00pm at AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.). Director Paul Weitz will be present for a post-screening Q&A. D...

Chicago International Film Festival Oscar® picks, favorites and snubs!

Like many of you, the Oscar® telecast is our Superbowl - for the past year we’ve watched all of the ‘teams’, ‘coaches’, and ‘players’ and we can’t wait to root for our favorites during the big game on February 26th (show will be tel...

MY DINNER WITH WIM!

For every single Festival, there are countless stories… The night of our sold out premiere screening of Pina in 3D during the 47th Chicago International Film Festival, director Wim Wenders was scheduled to introduce the film and participate...

Member Screening: RAMPART Thursday, 2/9/12

Cinema/Chicago and Millennium Entertainment will be hosting an exclusive members-only screening of RAMPART on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 6:30pm at AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.). Due to space limitations, we are unable to accommodate guest...

2012 HUGO TELEVISION AWARDS NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES

Deadline: March 9

CHICAGO, January 18, 2011 - The Hugo Television Awards, now in its 48th year, is accepting entries for the 2012 competition. Presented by Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival, the Hugo TV Awards is an international competition tha...

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