Press Releases

Chicago Film Festival Press Releases

2017

October 23: Best of the Fest for 53rd Chicago International Film Festival Features Hugo Winners and Audience Favorites
October 13: Marshall Opens 53rd Chicago International Film Festival
October 11: International Feature Film Jury Announced for the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival
October 10: Cinema/Chicago’s Education Outreach Program Announces Special Screenings during 53rd Chicago International Film Festival; CineYouth Festival-Winning Shorts also to Screen 
October 5: 53rd Festival Announced New Additions: The Ballad of Lefty Brown and I, Tonya
September 28: Alfre Woodard To Be Honored at 53rd Chicago International Film Festival
September 26: Full Industry Days Schedule Announced for 53rd Chicago International Film Festival
September 20: 53rd Chicago International Film Festival Announces New Directors Competition Selections
September 19: Centerpiece and Closing Night Films Announced for 53rd Chicago International Film Festival
September 18: 53rd Chicago International Film Festival Announces Prestigious International Competition Lineup
September 14: Iconic Actor Sir Patrick Stewart to be Honored at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival
September 14: 53rd Chicago International Film Festival Showcases Spotlight on Architecture-Themed Films in Second Partnership with Chicago Architecture Biennial
September 12: Marshall, Reginald Hudlins’ Riveting New Drama about Thurgood Marshall’s Early years, to Open the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival
January 4: Cinema/Chicago Associate Board Presents 2017 Screening Series: Flicks at the Public

2016

October 28: 52nd Chicago International Film Festival Announces Audience Award Winners, Festival Highlights
October 21: Chicago International Film Festival Announces Winners
October 4: Pablo Larrain’s Jackie, Conversation with Taraji P. Henson added to 52nd Chicago International Film Festival
September 19: 52nd Chicago International Film Festival Announces Complete Film, Event Lineup and Schedule
September 15: 52nd Chicago International Film Festival Announces Gala Tributes, World Cinema and Documentary Selections
September 14: 52nd Chicago International Film Festival Announces New Directors Competition Selections
September 13: La La Land to Open, Arrival to Close 52nd Chicago International Film Festival
September 7: Chicago International Film Festival Announces Full Industry Days Lineup
August 25: Peter Bogdanovich, Steve McQueen to be Honored at 52nd Chicago International Film Festival
August 1: Cinema Supper Club: The Untouchables
July 20: Festival Season Has Arrived! 52nd Chicago International Film Festival Announces Winning Poster Design, Early Festival News
April 19: CineYouth Festival Announces GKIDS Nocturna as Opening Night Film
April 10: Students Become VIPs at This Years CineYouth Festival
April 1: CineYouth 2016 Announces Film Pitch and Film Challenge
February 15: $2,500 Prize for 52nd Chicago International Film Festival’s Poster Competition
February 5: Cinema/Chicago’s Associate Board Announces its 2016 Screening Series 
February 4: Chicago International Television Awards Competition Open For Entries

2015

November 5: 51st Chicago International Film Festival Celebrated Cinema and Chicago’s Impact on Industry
November 3: 51st Chicago International Film Festival Announces Audience Choice Awards
October 25: Top Festival Winners Get Encore at “Best of the Fest”
October 23: Competition Winners Announced by 51st Chicago International Film Festival
October 20: “The Pitch” @ 51st Chicago International Film Festival’s Industry Days
October 13: 51st Chicago International Film Festival Opens With Auteur Quality Red Carpet
October 12: Andrew Davis Presides Over 51st Chicago International Film Festival Competition Jury
October 12: NEW 60-Second Film Intros at 51st Festival
October 6: SPOTLIGHT at 51st Chicago International Film Festival
October 5: Emerging Artist Awards to ‘James White’ Director Josh Mond and Star Christopher Abbott
October 2: Michael Moore’s Latest Film is the Centerpiece of the 51st Chicago International Film Festival
September 30: Spotlight on Architecture at 51st Chicago International Film Festival
September 21: LGBTQ+ Award at 51st Chicago International Film Festival
September 21: 51st Chicago International Film Festival International Features Competition
September 21: Premiere-Heavy International Documentary Competition
September 14: Gigi Pritzker, Jeff Garlin, Steve Pink, Richard Lorber, and The Hollywood Reporter’s Seth Abramovitch Headline 51st Chicago International Film Festival’s Industry Days
September 9: 14 Premieres In New Directors Competition At 51st Chicago International Film Festival
September 4: 51st Chicago International Film Festival Reveals Super-Sized City & State Program
September 2: 51st Chicago International Film Festival Selects Poster Competition Winner
August 20: 51st Chicago International Film Festival First List Of Official Selections
August 19: Academy Award-Winning Composer Howard Shore Takes Center Stage With Career Achievement Award From 51st Chicago International Film Festival
August 3: Gigi Pritzker To Be Honored at 51st Chicago International Film Festival’s Industry Days
July 20: Now Accepting Entries for INTERCOM 2015
July 9: Enter the 51st Chicago International Film Festival’s Poster Competition
June 3: French Legion of Honour Award to be Presented to Michael Kutza
May 14: CineYouth Festival Awards Top Films
April 27: CineYouth Full Program Announced
April 23: 51st Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards Winners
April 10: Tom Skilling to Receive Chicago Award at 51st Chicago TV Awards
April 7: Tom Burrell and Jay Levine to be Honored at 51st Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards
March 31: Whitehouse Post to be Honored at 51st Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards
March 26: Don Ponce and Ji Suk Yi to Host 51st Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards

2014

December 9: Cinema/Chicago Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant of $65,000
October 27: 50th Chicago International Film Festival Announces the Audience Choice Awards, Presented by Wintrust Community Banks
October 24: The 50th Chicago International Film Festival Honored the Past and Celebrated the Future of Cinema
October 20: One Day Only! Encore Presentation of the Top Festival Winners at the Best of the Fest
October 20: See—and Hear—The World’s Most Iconic Buildings Like Never Before
October 17: Highest Standards of Filmmaking Celebrated at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival’s Awards Night
October 17: Silent Screen Star Returns! 50th Chicago International Film Festival Presents Screening of a Lifetime: “Why Be Good?” Starring Festival Co-Founder Colleen Moore
October 13: The Festival Continues Its Long Tradition of Showcasing the Best in LGBTQ Films
October 10: The Chicago International Film Festival Celebrates its Golden Anniversary in Style
October 7: The 50th Chicago International Film Festival Announces Jury for New Directors Competition
October 7: Kathleen Turner to Preside Over the 50th Chicago International Film Festival’s International Feature Competition Jury
October 6: Liv Ullmann, Colin Farrell, Kathleen Turner and More to Attend Opening Night of 50th Chicago International Film Festival
October 6: 50th Chicago International Film Festival to Present American Airlines with Award on Opening Night
October 6: Director Gina Prince-Bythewood and Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw to be Honoured at 18th Annual Black Perspectives Tribute and Gala
October 1: Chicago International Film Festival Docufest Program Celebrates the Best in Non-Fiction Filmmaking
October 1: The 50th Chicago International Film Festival Introduces the Roger Ebert Award
September 30: The 50th Chicago International Film Festival Announces Three World Premieres in City & State Program
September 24: Writer/Director Richard Lagravenese Presents 50th Chicago International Film Festival Centerpiece Film, “The Last 5 Years”
September 16: 50th Chicago International Film Festival Provides Free Screenings to Chicago Public Schools Students
September 16: The Chicago International Film Festival Celebrates 50 Years of Great Cinema with Revivals and Special Appearances
September 16: 50th Chicago International Film Festival to Shine a Spotlight on Scandinavian Cinema
September 16: 50th Chicago International Film Festival Announces Films in its International Features Competition
September 9: 50th Chicago International Film Festival to Open with Liv Ullmann’s Torrid Adaptation of August Strindberg Play “Miss Julie”
August 22: Chicago International Film Festival 50-Year Retrospective
August 20: Chicago International Film Festival Announces First 20 Films for 50th Anniversary Celebration
August 19: The Chicago International Film Festival Partners with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for Two Special Events Commemorating the Festival’s Illustrious 50 Year History
June 26: Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival Celebrate 50 Years of Bringing the Best in International and Independent Cinema to Chicago October 9 – 23
June XX: The Chicago International Film Festival Honors Academy Award®-Winner Kevin Kline at 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala
July 9: Academy Award®-Winner Kevin Kline Honored with Career Achievement Award at Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival’s 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration

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