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Fall Fundraiser: Lights, Camera, Chicago

The Chicago International Film Festival will host their annual fundraiser, Lights, Camera, Chicago, leading up to the 57th Chicago International Film Festival. This year’s outdoor reception-style event will celebrate Chicago – from film, food, and music. Proceeds from the event will help support Cinema/Chicago’s year-round programs including the Chicago International Film Festival and free public and educational programs. Festivities include silent auction, cocktails and “tastes of Chicago,” live music from Expo76, and a special award ceremony presenting Artistic Director Mimi Plauché with France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres honor.

Dress code: Casual Chic

Bridge 410
410 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60622
Street parking is available

Silent Auction

Our Silent Auction is now live! Check out our collection of signed movie and music memorabilia: https://www.32auctions.com/chicagofilmfestival
The autographed Star Wars poster would look amazing on your wall! Auction closes Monday, September 13 at 9:30pm CT.

Proof of Vaccination and Photo ID required to attend

This event is held mostly outdoors and all guests will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 with photo ID upon arrival. Both physical vaccination card or digital proof are acceptable (must be legible). Full vaccination means you have received a second dose of an authorized two-dose vaccine, or a single-dose vaccine, at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. Alternatively, you can present a negative PCR Covid-19 test result within 72 hours of the event.

Masks are required while indoors.

Vaccination policies and testing protocols will also extend to event staff.


Event Co-Chairs
Jacolyn Bucksbaum, Lee Blackwell Baur, Les Coney, Candace Jordan

Host Committee (in formation)
Justine Fedak, Jon Harris, Christopher Keogh, Brenda Robinson

Table Sponsors
John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum, Lee Blackwell Baur, Les Coney, Christopher Keogh, Brenda Robinson


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Event Information

Monday, September 13, 2021
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Bridge 410
410 N Paulina St
Chicago, IL 60622


Additional Info

Sponsor Tables available: please contact Vivian Teng at vteng@chicagofilmfestival.com for information

For additional questions, please contact specialevents@chicagofilmfestival.com.

If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to support the organization: Donate Now

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