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58th Chicago International Film Festival Announces Award Winners

Published: October 21, 2022  |  Filed under: Festival News

The 58th Chicago International Film Festival, North America’s longest-running competitive film festival, today announced the winners of its 2022 edition in categories including International Feature Film Competition, New Directors Competition, International Documentary Competition, OutLook Competition, and Short Film Competitions, as well as the Chicago Award for an outstanding program in the Festival’s City & State program, and the Roger Ebert Award, awarded to a film competing in the New Directors Competition in recognition of a filmmaker with a fresh and uncompromising vision.[…]

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Winner of The Pitch Announced: James Choi’s All Things Considered

Published: October 18, 2022  |  Filed under: Chicago Industry Exchange, Industry Days, News & Announcements

The 58th Chicago International Film Festival, presented by Cinema/Chicago, announced the winner of The Pitch at the 8th edition of
Industry Days: All Things Considered, written and directed by James Choi. The film follows a young Korean-American man whose spirited mother is determined to reconnect with her son and help him with his depression through a “fake funeral” ritual that promises to deliver people from their despair.

All Things Considered will receive an awards package of in-kind goods and services worth tens of thousands of dollars.[…]

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Double Your Contribution: Support Access to Cinematic Storytelling With The Chicago International Film Festival

Published: October 7, 2022  |  Filed under: Festival News

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This year, the Chicago International Film Festival will be celebrating its 58th consecutive, enriching year. The fest, which doubles as North America’s longest-running competitive film festival, will begin its showcase October 12 and run until the 23. During that time, audiences will come from far and wide to take in the fest’s lineup — which includes work from a variety of international filmmakers as well as a range of genres from lighthearted to complex. What’s more, the festival will also feature competitive categories and programs, each that reflect and speak to Chicago’s multicultural communities in contexts that foster discussion.[…]

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Special Guests Announced for 58th Chicago International Film Festival

Published: September 28, 2022  |  Filed under: Festival News

Today, the Chicago International Film Festival announced new guests and details for its 58th edition, running October 12 – 23, 2022. Film screenings and programs will take place at theaters and venues across the city including AMC River East 21, the Music Box Theatre, the Gene Siskel Film Center, Austin Town Hall, the Hamilton Park Cultural Center in Englewood, and the Chicago History Museum.

Sarah Polley and Luc Montpellier to receive Visionary Award

Actor-turned-director Sarah Polley and cinematographer Luc Montpellier will receive the Festival’s Visionary Award for Women Talking, to be presented Thursday October 20.[…]

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