View the 54th festival selection in carefully curated thematic Programs chosen by our programmers.
Encore screenings of select award winners and audience favorites
Fresh additions to the festival lineup.
Join director Jason Reitman for screenings and an after party for our closing night selection, The Front Runner
Tribute to actress Carey Mulligan with our centerpiece selection, Wildlife
Kick off this year’s festival with screenings and an after party for our opening night selection, Beautiful Boy
Get a first look at the most highly anticipated films of the year.
Striking and masterfully crafted, these films compete for the Festival’s top honor, the Gold Hugo.
This selection of U.S. premieres from up-and-coming directors showcases next generation talents.
Personal, political, and profound, these films represent superlative real-life storytelling.
This program salutes the latest work from today’s most accomplished filmmakers.
Travel the globe with this expansive collection of films from across the planet.
An unforgettable lineup of boundary-pushing horror and fringe films.
From slapstick to subtle wit, this program presents a wide range of funny films.
Celebrating the richness of African-American filmmaking and black cultures from around the world.
This program spotlights provocative works by leading women filmmakers and exciting new voices.
From fashionable Milan to rugged Sardinia, discover the artistry and power of Italian cinema.
This stellar collection of films made in Illinois features the year’s best stories and brightest talents.
These LGBTQ+-themed films addressing sexuality and identity compete for the Q Hugo Award
Highlighting the vibrant work of voices from South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean
A robust collection of films that reflect the diverse artistry and craft of the short format.
This program showcases the dynamic new medium of virtual reality storytelling in all its dimensions.