Chicago International Film Festival

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Official Website:  Chicago International Film Festival

The Chicago International Film Festival is an annual film festival held every fall. Founded in 1964 by Michael Kutza, 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 early film actresses Theda BaraPola Negri and Mae Murray, set as repeated frames in a strip of film. [1]


Dates:  TBA
Winners:  TBA


Dates:  October 10-21, 2018
Winners:  TBA


Dates: October 12-26, 2017

Gold Hugo

Best Animated Short
Drop by Drop, Água Mole (original title)Laura GonçalvesAlexandra Ramires
Best Documentary
The Other Side of the Wall, Al otro lado del muro (original title)Pau Ortiz
Best Documentary Short
The Streets Are Ours: Two Lives Cross in KarachiMichelle Fiordaliso
Best Feature
A Sort of Family, Una especie de familia (original title)Diego Lerman
Best Narrative Short
Night ShiftMarshall Tyler
New Directors Competition
Vahid Jalilvand – No Date, No Signature
After Dark Competition
The MausYayo Herrero (director)
Best Short Film
A Gentle Night, Xiao cheng er yue (original title)Yang Qiu
Seven MinutesAssaf Machnes
Best Short Narrative – 15 Minutes and Over
RetouchKaveh Mazaheri

Silver Hugo

Best Actor
Aleksandr YatsenkoArrhythmia, Aritmiya (original title)
Best Actress
Jowita BudnikEliane UmuhireBirds Are Singing in Kigali, Ptaki spiewaja w Kigali (original title)
Best Art Direction
The LineVáclav Novak
Best Cinematography
HannahChayse Irvin
Best Director
Joanna Kos-KrauzeKrzysztof KrauzeBirds Are Singing in Kigali, Ptaki spiewaja w Kigali (original title)
Best Documentary
Mr Gay SyriaAyse Toprak
Best Screenplay
A Man of Integrity, Lerd (original title)Mohammad Rasoulof
Best Short Film
A Gentle Night, Xiao cheng er yue (original title)Yang Qiu
Individual Commercials
A zene határtalanulDávid GéczyImre Szabo Stein
New Directors Competition
Milad AlamiThe Charmer
Special Jury Prize
FélicitéAlain Gomis

Silver Plaque

Best Animated Short
AirportMichaela Müller
Best Documentary Short
The Rabbit HuntPatrick Bresnan

Special Mention

Best Documentary Short
El becerro pintadoDavid Pantaleón
Best Narrative/Life Action Short
Fucking Bunnies, Saatanan kanit (original title)Teemu Niukkanen (director)

Audience Choice Award

Best Documentary Feature
The WorkGethin AldousJairus McLeary
Best Narrative English-Language Feature
MarshallReginald Hudlin
Best Narrative Foreign-Language Feature
Aurora Borealis: Északi fényMárta Mészáros
Best Film
Harpoon, Arpón (original title)Daniel Ruiz HueckJuan Luis Fermín

Chicago Award

Best Film
Princess CydStephen Cone

Roger Ebert Award

New Directors Competition
Laura Mora OrtegaKilling Jesus, Matar a Jesús (original title)

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