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For 45 years, the Chicago International Film Festival has brought you the brightest and boldest new films and filmmakers - from Martin Scorsese and Werner Herzog to Slumdog Millionaire and Reservoir Dogs - first. What will you discover this October? Visit Site
Celebrate the work of the next generation of filmmakers. The two-day festival features public screenings of officially selected films, hands-on production and editing workshops, forums on film schools and filmmaking, and a private filmmakers luncheon. More
Pay homage to your favorite film or scene from a film by recreating 60 seconds or less. Captures the work of Scorsese, Spielberg, Fincher or that French filmmaker none of your friends have ever heard about. More
Celebrating the quality of and diversity in television programming and television commercials worldwide. Entries come from all corners of the globe and are judged by top media professionals who recognize the finest in television. More
For over 15 years, Cinema/Chicago's Education Outreach Program has fostered communication, media literacy and multi-cultural understanding by bringing international film to Chicago public high school students, training Chicago educators, and encouraging youth filmmakers in their creative endeavors. More
FREE FILMS: AROUND THE WORLD IN 22 WEEKS. The International Screenings Program runs April 11 – September 29 at the Chicago Cultural Center. Admission is free. More

For the Love of Film

Now in its fifth decade, Cinema/Chicago is dedicated to promoting expression and communication through the universal language of film. Every fall, we present the Chicago International Film Festival, a two-week extravaganza of stars, parties, and hundreds of films and filmmakers from more than 40 countries around the world.

But our commitment to expanding your film horizons doesn't end there. With our Education Outreach program, Hugo Television Awards, free International Summer Screenings, and much more, the excitement lasts all year. more

Chicago Film Festival

The 48th Chicago International Film Festival will take place October 11 – 25, 2012.
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Becoming a member of Cinema/Chicago brings you a blockbuster package of benefits: free film screenings, sneak-preview passes and discounts. But that's not all. You'll help support a wide range of year-round educational and community programs. If you love film, join us!