Chicago International Film Festival

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Chicago International Film Festival
Location 30 East Adams, Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Telephone 1-312-683-0121
Founded 1964
Language International
http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com

The Chicago International Film Festival is an annual film festival held every fall. Founded in 1964, it is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America. Its logo is a stark, black and white close up of the composite eyes of Theda Bara, Pola Negri and Mae Murray, set as repeated frames in a strip of film.[1]

In 2010, the 46th Chicago International Film Festival presented 150 films from over 50 countries. The Festival's program is composed of many different sections, including the International Competition, New Directors Competition, Docufest, Black Perspectives, Cinema of the Americas, and Reel Women.

International Connections Program[edit]

The International Connections Program was created in 2003 in order to raise awareness of the international film culture and diversity of Chicago, and to make the festival more appealing to audience and staff of various ethnicities. Foreign films are screened for free throughout the city weekly from July through September.

Grand Prize: Gold Hugo[edit]

Year Winning film Director(s) Country Source
1995 Maborosi (Maboroshi no Hikari) Hirokazu Koreeda  Japan [2]
1996 Ridicule Patrice Leconte  France [3]
1997 The Winter Guest Alan Rickman  United Kingdom [4]
1998 The Hole (Dong) Tsai Ming-liang  Taiwan [5]
1999 Sachs' Disease (La maladie de Sachs) Michel Deville  France [6]
2000 Amores perros Alejandro González Iñárritu  Mexico [7]
2001 Fat Girl (À ma soeur!) Catherine Breillat  France [8]
2002 Madame Satã Karim Aïnouz  Brazil [9]
2003 Crimson Gold (Talaye Sorkh) Jafar Panahi  Iran [10]
2004 Kontroll Nimród Antal  Hungary [11]
2005 My Nikifor (Mój Nikifor) Krzysztof Krauze  Poland [12]
2006 Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe Suri) Asghar Farhadi  Iran [13]
2007 Silent Light (Stellet Lijcht) Carlos Reygadas  Mexico [14]
2008 Hunger Steve McQueen  Ireland [15]
2009 Mississippi Damned Tina Mabry  United States [16]
2010 How I Ended This Summer (Kak ya provyol etim letom) Alexei Popogrebski  Russia [17]
2011 Le Havre Aki Kaurismäki  Finland [18]
2012 Holy Motors Leos Carax  France
2013 My Sweet Pepper Land Huner Saleem  Iraq

Silver Hugo[edit]

Best Actor[edit]

Best Actress[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Awards[edit]

Winners of the festival's Lifetime Achievement Award include Steven Spielberg, Helen Hunt, Dustin Hoffman, Martin Landau, Shirley MacLaine, Lord Richard Attenborough, François Truffaut, Jodie Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Robin Williams, Manoel de Oliveira, and Clint Eastwood.

Career Achievement Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Our Logo – The Chicago International Film Festival.
  2. ^ "1995 — 31st Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "1996 — 32nd Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "1997 — 33rd Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "1998 — 34th Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "1999 — 35th Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "2000— 36th Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "2001— 37th Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "2002— 38th Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "2003— 39th Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "2004— 40th Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "2005— 41st Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "2006— 42nd Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "2007— 43rd Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "2008— 44th Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "2009— 45th Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "2010— 46th Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "2011— 47th Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  19. ^ Chicago International Film Festival - News & Events - Bruce Dern Comes Home to Chicago for the Centerpiece Presentation of Alexander Payne's "Nebraska". Chicagofilmfestival.com (2013-08-27). Retrieved on 2014-05-25.

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