Chicago International Film Festival

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Chicago International Film Festival
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Location212 W Van Buren St., Suite 400, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Founded1964
LanguageInternational
Website http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com

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 Bara, Pola Negri and Mae Murray, set as repeated frames in a strip of film. [1]

Contents

In 2010, the 46th Chicago International Film Festival presented 150 films from more than 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.

Its main venue is the AMC River East 21 Theatre in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago.

International Connections Program

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.

Awards

Winners are awarded Hugo Awards in eight different competition categories. [2]

  • Gold Hugo
  • Gold Hugo
  • Gold Q-Hugo
  • Gold Hugo
  • Gold Hugo
  • Gold Hugo

Gold Hugo

YearWinning filmDirector(s)CountrySource
1965 The Lollipop Cover Everett Chambers Flag of the United States.svg  United States [3]
1966 Bushido (Bushidō zankoku monogatari) Tadashi Imai Flag of Japan.svg  Japan [4]
1967 Here's Your Life (Här har du ditt liv) Jan Troell Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden [5]
1968 Innocence Unprotected (Nevinost bez zastite) Dušan Makavejev Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia [6]
1969 Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (Ole dole doff) Jan Troell Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden [7]
1970 The Green Wall (La muralla verde) Armando Robles Godoy Flag of Peru.svg  Peru [6]
1971 Mon oncle Antoine Claude Jutra Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada [6]
1972 Bleak Moments Mike Leigh Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom [6]
1973 Morgiana Juraj Herz Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia [8]
1974 Pirosmani Georgy Shengalaya Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union [6]
1975 Land of Promise (Ziemia obiecana) Andrzej Wajda Flag of Poland.svg  Poland [6]
1976 Kings of the Road (Im Lauf der Zeit) Wim Wenders Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany [6]
1977 The Huntsmen (Oi kynigoi) Theo Angelopoulos Flag of Greece.svg  Greece [9]
1978 To an Unknown God (A un dios desconocido) Jaime Chávarri Flag of Spain.svg  Spain [10]
1979 Angi Vera Pál Gábor Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary [6]
1980 Camera Buff (Amator) Krzysztof Kieślowski Flag of Poland.svg  Poland [6]
1981 The German Sisters (Die bleierne Zeit) Margarethe von Trotta Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany [6]
1982 Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Robert Altman Flag of the United States.svg  United States [6]
1983 The South (El Sur) Victor Erice Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Flag of France.svg  France
[6]
1984 Khandhar (The Ruins) Mrinal Sen Flag of India.svg  India [6]
1985 The Official Story (La historia oficial) Luis Puenzo Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina [11]
1986 Welcome in Vienna (Wohin und zurück) Axel Corti Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
[12]
1987 Whooping Cough (Szamárköhögés) Péter Gárdos  [ hu ]Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary [6]
1988 Little Vera (Malenkaya Vera) Vasili Pichul Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union [13]
1989 Zerograd (Gorod Zero) Karen Chakhnazarov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union [6]
1990 Ju Dou Zhang Yimou Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
[6]
1991 Delicatessen Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro Flag of France.svg  France [6]
1992 Dream of Light (El sol del membrillo) Victor Erice Flag of Spain.svg  Spain [14]
1993 Twinkle (Kira kira hikaru) Joji Matsuoka Flag of Japan.svg  Japan [15]
1994 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls) Michael Haneke Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
[16]
1995 Maborosi (Maboroshi no Hikari) Hirokazu Koreeda Flag of Japan.svg  Japan [17]
1996 Ridicule Patrice Leconte Flag of France.svg  France [18]
1997 The Winter Guest Alan Rickman Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom [19]
1998 The Hole (Dong) Tsai Ming-liang Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan [20]
1999 Sachs' Disease (La maladie de Sachs) Michel Deville Flag of France.svg  France [21]
2000 Amores perros Alejandro González Iñárritu Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico [22]
2001 Fat Girl (À ma soeur!) Catherine Breillat Flag of France.svg  France [23]
2002 Madame Satã Karim Aïnouz Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil [24]
2003 Crimson Gold (Talaye Sorkh) Jafar Panahi Flag of Iran.svg  Iran [25]
2004 Kontroll Nimród Antal Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary [26]
2005 My Nikifor (Mój Nikifor) Krzysztof Krauze Flag of Poland.svg  Poland [27]
2006 Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe Suri) Asghar Farhadi Flag of Iran.svg  Iran [28]
2007 Silent Light (Stellet Lijcht) Carlos Reygadas Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico [29]
2008 Hunger Steve McQueen Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland [30]
2009 Mississippi Damned Tina Mabry Flag of the United States.svg  United States [31]
2010 How I Ended This Summer (Kak ya provyol etim letom) Alexei Popogrebski Flag of Russia.svg  Russia [32]
2011 Le Havre Aki Kaurismäki Flag of Finland.svg  Finland [33]
2012 Holy Motors Leos Carax Flag of France.svg  France
2013 My Sweet Pepper Land Huner Saleem Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq
2014 The President Mohsen Makhmalbaf Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia
Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
[34]
2015 A Childhood Philippe Claudel Flag of France.svg  France [35]
2016 Sieranevada Cristi Puiu Flag of Romania.svg  Romania [36]
2017 A Sort of Family Diego Lerman Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina [37]
2018 Happy as Lazzaro Alice Rohrwacher Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Flag of France.svg  France
[38]
2019 Portrait of a Lady on Fire Céline Sciamma Flag of France.svg  France [39]
2020 Sweat Magnus von Horn Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden [2]
2021 Memoria Apichatpong Weerasethakul Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2022 Godland Hlynur Pálmason Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
[40]

Silver Hugo

Jury Award

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Performance

Best Cinematography

Best Screenplay

Best Art Direction

Lifetime Achievement Awards

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.[ citation needed ]

Career Achievement Awards

Television awards

The Television Awards started with the idea of honoring television commercials in a special event of the film festival, but over time evolved and grew into a bigger event, comprising not only commercials but also television productions, series, and online television. In 2003 a separate ceremony was launched for the TV awards, and in 2017, the event became a separate event, named the Chicago International Television Festival. Winners and runners-up for the various categories, which include Gold and Silver Hugos, are listed on the film festival website. [42] [43]

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