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

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

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.

Grand Prize: Gold Hugo

Year Winning film Director(s) Country Source
1965The Lollipop CoverEverett Chambers United States[2]
1966Bushido (Bushidō zankoku monogatari)Tadashi Imai Japan[3]
1967Here's Your Life (Här har du ditt liv)Jan Troell Sweden[4]
1968Innocence Unprotected (Nevinost bez zastite)Dušan Makavejev Yugoslavia[5]
1969Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (Ole dole doff)Jan Troell Sweden[6]
1970The Green Wall (La muralla verde)Armando Robles Godoy Peru[5]
1971Mon oncle AntoineClaude Jutra Canada[5]
1972Bleak MomentsMike Leigh United Kingdom[5]
1973MorgianaJuraj Herz Czechoslovakia[7]
1974PirosmaniGeorgy Shengalaya Soviet Union[5]
1975Land of Promise (Ziemia obiecana)Andrzej Wajda Poland[5]
1976Kings of the Road (Im Lauf der Zeit)Wim Wenders West Germany[5]
1977The Huntsmen (Oi kynigoi)Theo Angelopoulos Greece[8]
1978To an Unknown God (A un dios desconocido)Jaime Chávarri Spain[9]
1979Angi VeraPál Gábor Hungary[5]
1980Camera Buff (Amator)Krzysztof Kieślowski Poland[5]
1981The German Sisters (Die bleierne Zeit)Margarethe von Trotta West Germany[5]
1982Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy DeanRobert Altman United States[5]
1983The South (El Sur)Victor Erice Spain
 France
[5]
1984Khandhar (The Ruins)Mrinal Sen India[5]
1985The Official Story (La historia oficial)Luis Puenzo Argentina[10]
1986Welcome in Vienna (Wohin und zurück)Axel Corti Austria
 West Germany
  Switzerland
[11]
1987Whooping Cough (Szamárköhögés)Péter Gárdos Hungary[5]
1988Little Vera (Malenkaya Vera)Vasili Pichul Soviet Union[12]
1989Zerograd (Gorod Zero)Karen Chakhnazarov Soviet Union[5]
1990Ju DouZhang Yimou China
 Japan
[5]
1991DelicatessenJean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro France[5]
1992Dream of Light (El sol del membrillo)Victor Erice Spain[13]
1993Twinkle (Kira kira hikaru)Joji Matsuoka Japan[14]
199471 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls)Michael Haneke Austria
 Germany
[15]
1995Maborosi (Maboroshi no Hikari)Hirokazu Koreeda Japan[16]
1996RidiculePatrice Leconte France[17]
1997The Winter GuestAlan Rickman United Kingdom[18]
1998The Hole (Dong)Tsai Ming-liang Taiwan[19]
1999Sachs' Disease (La maladie de Sachs)Michel Deville France[20]
2000Amores perrosAlejandro González Iñárritu Mexico[21]
2001Fat Girl (À ma soeur!)Catherine Breillat France[22]
2002Madame SatãKarim Aïnouz Brazil[23]
2003Crimson Gold (Talaye Sorkh)Jafar Panahi Iran[24]
2004KontrollNimród Antal Hungary[25]
2005My Nikifor (Mój Nikifor)Krzysztof Krauze Poland[26]
2006Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe Suri)Asghar Farhadi Iran[27]
2007Silent Light (Stellet Lijcht)Carlos Reygadas Mexico[28]
2008HungerSteve McQueen Ireland[29]
2009Mississippi DamnedTina Mabry United States[30]
2010How I Ended This Summer (Kak ya provyol etim letom)Alexei Popogrebski Russia[31]
2011Le HavreAki Kaurismäki Finland[32]
2012Holy MotorsLeos Carax France
2013My Sweet Pepper LandHuner Saleem Iraq
2014The PresidentMohsen Makhmalbaf Georgia
 France
 United Kingdom
 Germany
[33]
2015A ChildhoodPhilippe Claudel France[34]
2016SieranevadaCristi Puiu Romania[35]
2017A Sort of FamilyDiego Lerman Argentina[36]
2018Happy as LazzaroAlice Rohrwacher Italy
  Switzerland
 Germany
 France
[37]

Silver Hugo

Best Actor

Best Actress

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

See also

References

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