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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
Chicago International Film Festival.jpeg
Location 212 W Van Buren St., Suite 400, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Founded 1964
Language International
Website http://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.

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International Connections ProgramEdit

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 HugoEdit

Year Winning film Director(s) Country Source
1965 The Lollipop Cover Everett Chambers   United States [2]
1966 Bushido (Bushidō zankoku monogatari) Tadashi Imai   Japan [3]
1967 Here's Your Life (Här har du ditt liv) Jan Troell   Sweden [4]
1968 Innocence Unprotected (Nevinost bez zastite) Dušan Makavejev   Yugoslavia [5]
1969 Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (Ole dole doff) Jan Troell   Sweden [6]
1970 The Green Wall (La muralla verde) Armando Robles Godoy   Peru [5]
1971 Mon oncle Antoine Claude Jutra   Canada [5]
1972 Bleak Moments Mike Leigh   United Kingdom [5]
1973 Morgiana Juraj Herz   Czechoslovakia [7]
1974 Pirosmani Georgy Shengalaya   Soviet Union [5]
1975 Land of Promise (Ziemia obiecana) Andrzej Wajda   Poland [5]
1976 Kings of the Road (Im Lauf der Zeit) Wim Wenders   West Germany [5]
1977 The Huntsmen (Oi kynigoi) Theo Angelopoulos   Greece [8]
1978 To an Unknown God (A un dios desconocido) Jaime Chávarri   Spain [9]
1979 Angi Vera Pál Gábor   Hungary [5]
1980 Camera Buff (Amator) Krzysztof Kieślowski   Poland [5]
1981 The German Sisters (Die bleierne Zeit) Margarethe von Trotta   West Germany [5]
1982 Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Robert Altman   United States [5]
1983 The South (El Sur) Victor Erice   Spain
  France
[5]
1984 Khandhar (The Ruins) Mrinal Sen   India [5]
1985 The Official Story (La historia oficial) Luis Puenzo   Argentina [10]
1986 Welcome in Vienna (Wohin und zurück) Axel Corti   Austria
  West Germany
   Switzerland
[11]
1987 Whooping Cough (Szamárköhögés) Péter Gárdos (hu)   Hungary [5]
1988 Little Vera (Malenkaya Vera) Vasili Pichul   Soviet Union [12]
1989 Zerograd (Gorod Zero) Karen Chakhnazarov   Soviet Union [5]
1990 Ju Dou Zhang Yimou   China
  Japan
[5]
1991 Delicatessen Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro   France [5]
1992 Dream of Light (El sol del membrillo) Victor Erice   Spain [13]
1993 Twinkle (Kira kira hikaru) Joji Matsuoka   Japan [14]
1994 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls) Michael Haneke   Austria
  Germany
[15]
1995 Maborosi (Maboroshi no Hikari) Hirokazu Koreeda   Japan [16]
1996 Ridicule Patrice Leconte   France [17]
1997 The Winter Guest Alan Rickman   United Kingdom [18]
1998 The Hole (Dong) Tsai Ming-liang   Taiwan [19]
1999 Sachs' Disease (La maladie de Sachs) Michel Deville   France [20]
2000 Amores perros Alejandro González Iñárritu   Mexico [21]
2001 Fat Girl (À ma soeur!) Catherine Breillat   France [22]
2002 Madame Satã Karim Aïnouz   Brazil [23]
2003 Crimson Gold (Talaye Sorkh) Jafar Panahi   Iran [24]
2004 Kontroll Nimród Antal   Hungary [25]
2005 My Nikifor (Mój Nikifor) Krzysztof Krauze   Poland [26]
2006 Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe Suri) Asghar Farhadi   Iran [27]
2007 Silent Light (Stellet Lijcht) Carlos Reygadas   Mexico [28]
2008 Hunger Steve McQueen   Ireland [29]
2009 Mississippi Damned Tina Mabry   United States [30]
2010 How I Ended This Summer (Kak ya provyol etim letom) Alexei Popogrebski   Russia [31]
2011 Le Havre Aki Kaurismäki   Finland [32]
2012 Holy Motors Leos Carax   France
2013 My Sweet Pepper Land Huner Saleem   Iraq
2014 The President Mohsen Makhmalbaf   Georgia
  France
  United Kingdom
  Germany
[33]
2015 A Childhood Philippe Claudel   France [34]
2016 Sieranevada Cristi Puiu   Romania [35]

Silver HugoEdit

Best ActorEdit

Best ActressEdit

Lifetime Achievement AwardsEdit

Career Achievement AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  31. ^ "2010— 46th Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Archived from the original on December 27, 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  32. ^ "2011— 47th Chicago Film Festival". chicagofilmfestival.com. Archived from the original on January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
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  35. ^ a b c Phillips, Michael (October 22, 2016). "Rule, Romania: 'Sieranevada,' 'Graduation' win big at Chicago Film Fest". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 29, 2016. 
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