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Chicago International Film Festival

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Founded  1964
Language  International
Chicago International Film Festival
Location  30 East Adams, Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois, United States
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.

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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.

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.

Best Actor

  • 2016 – Adrian Titieni (Romania) for Graduation
  • 2015 – Alexi Mathieu and Jules Gauzelin (France) for A Childhood
  • 2014 – Anton Yelchin (USA) for Rudderless
  • 2013 – Robert Wieckiewicz (Poland) for Walesa: Man of Hope
  • 2012 – Denis Lavant (France) for Holy Motors
  • 2011 – Maged El Kedwany (Egypt) for 678
  • 2010 – Youssouf Djaoro (Chad) for A Screaming Man
  • 2009 – Filippo Timi (Italy) for Vincere
  • 2008 – Michael Fassbender (Ireland) for Hunger
  • 2007 – Sam Riley (United Kingdom) for Control
  • 2006 – Jürgen Vogel (Germany) for The Free Will
  • 1989 – Jörg Gudzuhn (GDR) for Fallada, letztes Kapitel
  • 1987 – Avtandil Makharadze (Georgia) for Monanieba
  • 1971 – Ezzatollah Entezami (Iran) for The Cow
  • Best Actress

  • 2016 – Rebecca Hall (UK) for Christine
  • 2015 – Lizzie Brocheré (France) for Full Contact
  • 2014 – Geraldine Chaplin (United States) for Sand Dollars
  • 2013 – Nadeshda Brennicke (Germany) for Banklady
  • 2012 – Ulla Skoog (Sweden) for The Last Sentence
  • 2011 – Olivia Colman (UK) for Tyrannosaur
  • 2010 – Liana Liberato (USA) for Trust
  • 2009 – Giovanna Mezzogiorno (Italy) for Vincere
  • 2008 – Preity Zinta (India) for Heaven on Earth
  • 2007 – Yu Nan (China) for Tuya's Marriage
  • 2006 – Viktoriya Isakova, Darya Moroz, Anna Ukolova (Russia) for The Spot
  • 2005 – Inka Friedrich, Nadja Uhl (Germany) for Summer in Berlin
  • 2003 – Ludivine Sagnier (France) for Little Lili
  • 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.

    Career Achievement Awards

  • Bruce Dern (2013)
  • Terrence Howard (2005)
  • Susan Sarandon (2005)
  • Shirley MacLaine (2005)
  • Robert Zemeckis (2004)
  • Irma P. Hall, Robert Townsend and Harry J. Lennix (2004)
  • Annette Bening (2004)
  • Robin Williams (2004)
  • Nicolas Cage (2003)
  • References

    Chicago International Film Festival Wikipedia


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