The International Connections Program was created in 2003 to raise awareness of international cinema within the various ethnic communities throughout Chicagoland.
The committee is comprised of dedicated members of various consulates and cultural organizations throughout Chicago, whose purpose is to spotlight Chicago’s diversity and international film community, as well as support Cinema/Chicago’s mission of fostering cultural communication through the cinematic arts.
The objective of this committee is to engage a diverse audience to innovative world cinema and to work in partnership with the Chicago international community for more collaborative programming throughout the year.
One of the highlight events presented by the International Connections committee is the annual International Summer Screenings Program, a free public film series held weekly at the Chicago Cultural Center. Each film is carefully selected to ensure they are of the caliber of film shown at the Chicago International Film Festival.
International Connections Committee is comprised of representatives from:
Austrian Consulate General in Chicago
British Consulate General in Chicago
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
Consulate General of the Argentine Republic
Consulate General of the Federative Republic of Brazil in Chicago
Consulate General of Canada in Chicago
Consulate General of People's Republic of China
Consulate General of Egypt in Chicago
Consulate General of Hungary in Chicago
Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest
Consulate General of Japan/Japan Information Centre
Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago
Consulate General of Romania in Chicago
Consulate General of Sweden in Chicago
Consulate General of Switzerland in Chicago
Consulate General of The Kingdom of the Netherlands in Chicago
French Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago
Global Chicago Center/The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
Goethe-Institut Chicago in Chicago
Hong Kong Trade Economic Trade Office in New York
Instituto Cervantes in Chicago
Istituto Italiano Di Cultura di Chicago
Italian Trade Commission
Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago
Romanian Cultural Institute in New York
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago