The 54th Chicago International Television Festival, a three-day festival celebrating extraordinary American and International television programming, web series and television commercials, came to a festive end on Thursday, March 22 with a ceremony honoring exceptional television commercials.
During the Festival, special presentations included WOKE TV: Chicago Made Web Series, a collection of new Chicago-based web series showing an eclectic and fun array of stories about LGBTQ individuals, women and people of color, featuring a panel discussion with series creators; the debut of the second and third episodes of the new “Roseanne,” with actress Lecy Goranson and Executive Producer Bruce Helford in attendance; screenings of episodes from the Israeli series “Your Honor” and German mini-series “The Vanishing;” and a screening of a new episode of “Chicago Fire,” with series co-creator Derek Haas and actors Jon Seda and Kara Killmer in attendance.
Photos from the Festival can be found here. (Please credit photographer Timothy M. Schmidt.)