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The Chicago International Film Festival is now accepting submissions from filmmakers around the world for the 49th year of its festival. Founded in 1964, it is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America. The films are all Chicago premieres and many are world or U.S. premieres, which provides local audiences with a unique opportunity to discover a [...]
Many of the winners will be showcased during the Festival’s Best of the Fest program, Wednesday, October 24 at the AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.). The Festival runs until Thursday October 25 when Closing Night film FLIGHT, directed by Chicago-born filmmaker Robert Zemeckis and starring Denzel Washington, receives its Chicago Premiere.
If you’re an aspiring filmmaker 19 years or younger, you might want to consider participating in the Evanston Youth Film Festival, an event from the Evanston Art Center’s springBoard group.
The 2012 Talking Pictures Festival includes a strong showing of Chicago productions along with a great number of films by women directors. According to Indiewire.com, women accounted for only 5% of Hollywood directors in 2011. Fest organizers are proud to counter these statistics and showcase a high percentage of exceptional works by women filmmakers this year.
Mofest has quietly become one of the most important grassroots film festivals in Chicago.