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Attending Filmmakers

See the artists and filmmakers who are scheduled to attend the Chicago International Film Festival. This list will continue to grow; check back to see new attending filmmakers added to the Festival! All attending filmmakers are subject to change.

The Aeronauts

Screening: Oct 23, 2019 @ 5:45pm

Director Tom Harper

Alelí

Screening: Oct 17, 2019 @ 5:45pm

Director Leticia Jorge Romero, Producer Agustina Chiarino, and actress Romina Peluffo

Screening: Oct 19, 2019 @ 12:00pm

Director Leticia Jorge Romero and actress Romina Peluffo

The Apollo

Screening: Oct 25, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Producer Lisa Cortés

Screening: Oct 26, 2019 @ 12:15pm

Producer Lisa Cortés

The August Virgin

Screening: Oct 24, 2019 @ 2:00pm

Director Jonás Trueba

Screening: Oct 26, 2019 @ 5:15pm

Director Jonás Trueba

Balloon

Screening: Oct 20, 2019 @ 5:45pm

Director Pema Tseden

Screening: Oct 21, 2019 @ 8:15pm

Director Pema Tseden

Bangla

Screening: Oct 22, 2019 @ 8:15pm

Director Phaim Bhuiyan

Screening: Oct 23, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Director Phaim Bhuiyan

Buoyancy

Screening: Oct 26, 2019 @ 3:30pm

Producer Rita Walsh

Screening: Oct 27, 2019 @ 11:45am

Producer Rita Walsh

By the Grace of God

Screening: Oct 22, 2019 @ 5:45pm

Director François Ozon

Carmilla

Screening: Oct 17, 2019 @ 8:15pm

Director Emily Harris

Screening: Oct 18, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Director Emily Harris

Chained

Screening: Oct 20, 2019 @ 8:00pm

Director Yaron Shani

Screening: Oct 21, 2019 @ 8:30pm

Director Yaron Shani

Chicuarotes

Screening: Oct 26, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Gael García Bernal

Clemency

Screening: Oct 18, 2019 @ 8:45pm

Director Chinonye Chukwu and Producer Bronwyn Cornelius

Screening: Oct 19, 2019 @ 7:45pm

Director Chinonye Chukwu and Producer Bronwyn Cornelius

The Components of Love

Screening: Oct 23, 2019 @ 8:15pm

Director Miriam Bliese

Screening: Oct 25, 2019 @ 5:30pm

Director Miriam Bliese

Corpus Christi

Screening: Oct 24, 2019 @ 8:45pm

Director Jan Komasa

Screening: Oct 25, 2019 @ 12:00pm

Director Jan Komasa

Cunningham

Screening: Oct 25, 2019 @ 5:45pm

Director Alla Kovgan and Producer Derrick Tseng with Guest Moderator Bonnie Brooks

Screening: Oct 26, 2019 @ 6:30pm

Director Alla Kovgan and Producer Derrick Tseng with Guest Moderator Bonnie Brooks

Digitalkarma

Screening: Oct 19, 2019 @ 4:15pm

Co-directors Mark Olexa and Francesca Scalisi

Screening: Oct 20, 2019 @ 1:15pm

Co-directors Mark Olexa and Francesca Scalisi

Extracurricular

Screening: Oct 19, 2019 @ 8:45pm

Director Ivan-Goran Vitez

Screening: Oct 20, 2019 @ 3:30pm

Director Ivan-Goran Vitez

The Fever

Screening: Oct 23, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Producer Leonardo Mecchi

Screening: Oct 24, 2019 @ 8:30pm

Producer Leonardo Mecchi

Screening: Oct 25, 2019 @ 3:00pm

Producer Leonardo Mecchi

The First Rainbow Coalition

Screening: Oct 24, 2019 @ 5:45pm

Director Ray Santisteban; Jose "Cha Cha" Jimenez (Young Lords) and Hy Thurman (Young Patriots); and Henry "Poison" Gaddis and Kathleen Cleaver (Black Panther Party)

Screening: Oct 25, 2019 @ 3:30pm

Director Ray Santisteban; Jose "Cha Cha" Jimenez (Young Lords) and Hy Thurman (Young Patriots); and Henry "Poison" Gaddis and Kathleen Cleaver (Black Panther Party)

Ford v Ferrari

Screening: Oct 18, 2019 @ 8:15pm

Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael

Ghost Tropic

Screening: Oct 25, 2019 @ 6:15pm

Director Bas Devos and Producer Marc Goyens

Screening: Oct 26, 2019 @ 12:30pm

Director Bas Devos and Producer Marc Goyens

Girl on the Third Floor

Screening: Oct 18, 2019 @ 11:00pm

Director Travis Stevens and actors Phil “CM Punk” Brooks, Sarah Brooks, and Travis Delgado.

Screening: Oct 18, 2019 @ 11:15pm

Introduction by Travis Stevens and actors Phil “CM Punk” Brooks, Sarah Brooks, and Travis Delgado

Gloria Mundi

Screening: Oct 19, 2019 @ 2:00pm

Actor Robinson Stevenin

Screening: Oct 20, 2019 @ 8:15pm

Actor Robinson Stevenin

The Great Green Wall

Screening: Oct 27, 2019 @ 5:00pm

Director Jared P. Scott

Hala

Screening: Oct 18, 2019 @ 5:45pm

Director Minhal Baig and Guest Moderator Dilara Sayeed

Screening: Oct 20, 2019 @ 3:00pm

Director Minhal Baig

Harriet

Screening: Oct 26, 2019 @ 8:00pm

Director Kasi Lemmons

House of Cardin

Screening: Oct 26, 2019 @ 2:45pm

Co-directors P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes

Screening: Oct 27, 2019 @ 2:45pm

Co-directors P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes

The Human Factor

Screening: Oct 20, 2019 @ 3:15pm

Director Dror Moreh

Screening: Oct 21, 2019 @ 12:00pm

Director Dror Moreh

The Hypnotist

Screening: Oct 22, 2019 @ 8:30pm

Director Arthur Franck

Screening: Oct 23, 2019 @ 1:00pm

Director Arthur Franck

Instinct

Screening: Oct 21, 2019 @ 5:30pm

Director Halina Reijn

Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway

Screening: Oct 19, 2019 @ 10:30pm

Director Miguel Llansó and Producer Sergio Uguet de Resayre

Screening: Oct 20, 2019 @ 12:45pm

Director Miguel Llansó and Producer Sergio Uguet de Resayre

La Llorona

Screening: Oct 20, 2019 @ 8:15pm

Actor Sabrina De La Hoz

Screening: Oct 23, 2019 @ 2:15pm

Actor Sabrina De La Hoz

Litigante

Screening: Oct 17, 2019 @ 6:15pm

Director Franco Lolli

Screening: Oct 18, 2019 @ 5:45pm

Director Franco Lolli

Lives with Flavor

Screening: Oct 21, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Co-Directors Pablo Gasca Gollás and Ruth Zachs Babani and Chef Carlos Gaytán

Love Child

Screening: Oct 22, 2019 @ 5:45pm

Director Eva Mulvad

Screening: Oct 23, 2019 @ 3:00pm

Director Eva Mulvad

Maria’s Paradise

Screening: Oct 26, 2019 @ 7:15pm

Producer Daniel Kuitunen and Actress Satu Tuuli Karhu

Screening: Oct 27, 2019 @ 11:30am

Producer Daniel Kuitunen and Actress Satu Tuuli Karhu

Maternal

Screening: Oct 23, 2019 @ 5:45pm

Director Maura Delpero

Screening: Oct 24, 2019 @ 12:30pm

Director Maura Delpero

Screening: Oct 25, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Director Maura Delpero

Miyamoto

Screening: Oct 18, 2019 @ 8:30pm

Director Tetsuya Mariko

Screening: Oct 19, 2019 @ 9:45pm

Director Tetsuya Mariko

The Moneychanger

Screening: Oct 18, 2019 @ 2:30pm

Actor Daniel Hendler

Jojo Rabbit

Screening: Oct 21, 2019 @ 7:45pm

Actor Thomasin McKenzie

Jump Shot

Screening: Oct 23, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Director Jacob Hamilton, Executive Producer Brenda Robinson, and Producer Mary Beth Minnis

Just Mercy

Screening: Oct 21, 2019 @ 8:15pm

Director of Photography Brett Pawlak and actors Karan Kendrick and Tim Blake Nelson

The Kingmaker

Screening: Oct 18, 2019 @ 8:15pm

Director Lauren Greenfield

Knives and Skin

Screening: Oct 18, 2019 @ 9:00pm

Director Jennifer Reeder

Screening: Oct 19, 2019 @ 9:45pm

Director Jennifer Reeder

Knives Out

Screening: Oct 23, 2019 @ 8:15pm

Director Rian Johnson

Screening: Oct 23, 2019 @ 8:45pm

Director Rian Johnson

MOTHER

Screening: Oct 21, 2019 @ 8:30pm

Director Kristof Bilsen

Screening: Oct 22, 2019 @ 3:15pm

Director Kristof Bilsen

The New Bauhaus

Screening: Oct 17, 2019 @ 5:45pm

Director Alysa Nahmias, Executive Producer Marquise Stillwell, Producers Petter Ringbom and Erin Wright, Editor Miranda Yousef, and Subject Hattula Moholy-Nagy

Screening: Oct 18, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Director Alysa Nahmias, Producers Petter Ringbom and Erin Wright, Editor Miranda Yousef, and Subject Hattula Moholy-Nagy

Oleg

Screening: Oct 21, 2019 @ 8:15pm

Director Juris Kursietis

Screening: Oct 22, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Director Juris Kursietis

Once Upon a River

Screening: Oct 21, 2019 @ 2:00pm

Director Haroula Rose and Author Bonnie Jo Campbell

Screening: Oct 25, 2019 @ 8:15pm

Director Haroula Rose and Actors John Ashton, Kenadi DelaCerna, Cobum Goss, and Sam Straley

Screening: Oct 26, 2019 @ 12:00pm

Director Haroula Rose and Actors John Ashton, Kenadi DelaCerna, Cobum Goss, and Sam Straley

Out of Tune

Screening: Oct 24, 2019 @ 5:30pm

Director Frederikke Aspöck and Producer Senia Dremstrup

Screening: Oct 25, 2019 @ 11:30am

Director Frederikke Aspöck and Producer Senia Dremstrup

Screening: Oct 26, 2019 @ 8:00pm

Director Frederikke Aspöck and Producer Senia Dremstrup

The Painted Bird

Screening: Oct 23, 2019 @ 8:30pm

Director Václav Marhoul

Screening: Oct 24, 2019 @ 5:15pm

Director Václav Marhoul

Paradise Next

Screening: Oct 24, 2019 @ 8:30pm

Director Yoshihiro Hanno

Screening: Oct 25, 2019 @ 8:15pm

Director Yoshihiro Hanno

Ready for War

Screening: Oct 23, 2019 @ 8:00pm

Director Andrew Renzi and subject Miguel Perez, Jr.

Screening: Oct 24, 2019 @ 2:45pm

Director Andrew Renzi

Ringside

Screening: Oct 18, 2019 @ 6:30pm

Director André Hörmann, Producer Ingmar Trost, and subjects Destyne Butler Jr., Destyne Butler Sr., and Kenneth Sims Jr.

Screening: Oct 20, 2019 @ 11:30am

Director André Hörmann, Producer Ingmar Trost, and subjects Destyne Butler Jr., Destyne Butler Sr., and Kenneth Sims Jr.

Sheena667

Screening: Oct 21, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Director Grigory Dobrygin and actor Jordan Rose Frye

Screening: Oct 23, 2019 @ 7:30pm

Director Grigory Dobrygin and actor Jordan Rose Frye

Screening: Oct 25, 2019 @ 12:00pm

Director Grigory Dobrygin and actor Jordan Rose Frye

The Sleepwalkers

Screening: Oct 18, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Actor Daniel Hendler

Screening: Oct 20, 2019 @ 12:15pm

Actor Daniel Hendler

Sole

Screening: Oct 17, 2019 @ 8:30pm

Director Carlo Sironi

Screening: Oct 18, 2019 @ 8:00pm

Director Carlo Sironi

Spider

Screening: Oct 20, 2019 @ 2:45pm

Director Andrés Wood

Screening: Oct 21, 2019 @ 5:45pm

Director Andrés Wood

A Thief’s Daughter

Screening: Oct 21, 2019 @ 5:45pm

Actor Greta Fernández

Screening: Oct 22, 2019 @ 8:30pm

Actor Greta Fernández

Those Who Remained

Screening: Oct 21, 2019 @ 5:30pm

Director Barnabás Tóth

Screening: Oct 22, 2019 @ 8:00pm

Director Barnabás Tóth

To Live To Sing

Screening: Oct 26, 2019 @ 2:45pm

Director Johnny Ma

Screening: Oct 27, 2019 @ 5:00pm

Director Johnny Ma

The Torch

Screening: Oct 27, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Director Jim Farrell, Producer Amy Briamonte, and subjects Quinn Sullivan and Buddy Guy

Screening: Oct 27, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Director Jim Farrell, Producer Amy Briamonte, and subjects Quinn Sullivan and Buddy Guy

Waiting for the Carnival

Screening: Oct 23, 2019 @ 6:15pm

Director Marcelo Gomes and Producer Ernesto Soto

Screening: Oct 24, 2019 @ 1:30pm

Director Marcelo Gomes and Producer Ernesto Soto

Waves

Screening: Oct 20, 2019 @ 7:30pm

Director Trey Edward Shults and actors Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Taylor Russell

Wild Sparrow

Screening: Oct 24, 2019 @ 6:15pm

Director Shih Li

Screening: Oct 25, 2019 @ 7:45pm

Director Shih Li