Livestream Filmmaker Q&As
Connect with the artists and filmmakers of the Chicago International Film Festival with these livestream Q&As. Livestream Q&As will be hosted on the film’s webpage on our streaming portal. Ticket holders can access the Q&A through the virtual access link emailed with their ticket purchase. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions during the event.
We recommend you start streaming the film by the suggested streaming start time listed below so you can seamlessly join the virtual Q&A following your screening.
Additionally, tune in for our morning Coffee Talks where we will host filmmakers from this year’s Festival for intimate and informal conversations about their work. Each Coffee Talk takes place at 11:00am CT each morning and can be streamed on our Facebook or YouTube channels.
Thursday, October 22
Friday, October 23
Saturday, October 24
11:00am Coffee Talk: “Girls on Film: Women in Cinema”
Swiss director Stefanie Klemm (Of Fish and Men), French filmmaker Suzanne Lindon (Spring Blossom), Argentine filmmaker Lucia Vassallo (Transoceánicas), and Spanish directors Meritxell Colell (Transoceánicas) and Pilar Palomero (Schoolgirls) talk about the conception and process of their female-centered stories.
Coffee Talk: “Reclaiming Our Time: Black Perspectives”
Filmmakers Tommy Oliver (40 Years a Prisoner), Amina Sutton and Maya Tanaka (“The Price of Cheap Rent”) and Terrance Daye (“-Ship: A Visual Poem”) will discuss their experience of producing working under the label of Black cinema.
Coffee Talk: “Rising Up: The Power of New Voices”
With films screening in the Festival’s New Directors Competition, rising talents João Paulo Miranda Maria (Memory House), Tarzan and Arab Nasser (Gaza Mon Amour), and Lili Horvát (Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time) talk about their different approaches to cinematic storytelling.
11:00am Coffee Talk: “Trans World: Telling Stories of Gender and Change”
Filmmakers Luchina Fisher (Mama Gloria), Sebastian Lipschitz (Little Girl), and Bruno Santamaria (Things We Dare Not Do) discuss their films, each about trans lives in different countries and societies, respectively, Chicago, France, and Mexico.
11:00am Coffee Talk: “Politics and Protest: Making Movies in The Intense Now”
In one of the most politically fraught times in our history, filmmakers Kanas Liu (“Comrades”), Julia von Heinz (And Tomorrow the Entire World) and Gordon Quinn (City So Real) will talk about making films on the frontlines of social unrest and the challenging group dynamics of protest.
11:00am Coffee Talk: “Spellbinding: Documenting Faith and Power”
Join directors Yoav Shamir (The Prophet and the Space Aliens), Maya ZInshtein (Til Kingdom Come), and Carmine Grimaldi (“When Two and Three”) for a conversation about their films, each addressing questions of religion and spirituality, and the power they have over people.
Coffee Talk: “Master Class with Nandita Das”
Award-winning actor and filmmaker Nandita Das (Fire, Firaaq) will speak about her evolution as an actor, the stories she wants to tell as a filmmaker, and how her work overlaps with her passion for social justice causes. Presented in partnership with the Coalition of South Asian Film Festivals.