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Chicago Industry Exchange

Cinema/Chicago’s year-round film development program, the Chicago Industry Exchange (CIX), has become an important nexus for filmmakers and the industry, and continues to provide vital ways to cultivate and connect the art and business of cinema. During its Industry Days conference, the Chicago International Film Festival also welcomes directors, producers, agents, and distribution and acquisition executives from Chicago, across the U.S., and around the world.

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Industry Days

Industry Days is the Chicago International Film Festival’s hub for filmmakers and industry professionals to connect, share ideas, and be inspired.

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Chicago Industry Exchange Lab

CIX: Lab is a year-long creative development program, focused on script development, directing, pre-production and pitching, finally culminating in The Pitch in fall 2024.