View the 55th festival selection in carefully curated thematic Programs chosen by our programmers.
Kick off this year’s festival with screenings and an after party for our opening night selection, Motherless Brooklyn
Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson is scheduled to attend for a screening of his latest film, Knives Out.
The festival comes to a close with a screening of The Torch, with Buddy Guy and director Jim Farrell scheduled to attend.
Red-carpet premieres with scheduled appearances from filmmakers, stars, and special guests.
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.
This program salutes the latest work from today’s most accomplished filmmakers.
Personal, political, and profound, these films represent superlative real-life storytelling.
Engaging films and events that highlight innovators and address issues related to architecture and design.
Travel the globe with this expansive collection of films from across the planet.
A snapshot of stunning modern animated films from France.
Boundary-breaking and innovative works of cinematic art.
From slapstick to subtle wit, this program presents a wide range of funny films.
An unforgettable lineup of boundary-pushing horror and fringe 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
This collection of films celebrates the body in motion and the transformative power of dance.
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.