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Chicago Comedy Film Festival Nov 2-4

Please join us on Nov 2-4 for the 2nd Annual Chicago Comedy Film Festival. Over 35 local, international movies TICKETS: ...

Chicago Comedy Film Festival Nov 2-4

Please join us on Nov 2-4 for the 2nd Annual Chicago Comedy Film Festival. Over 35 local, international movies TICKETS: ...

Chicago 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours.

On Friday night you get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in your movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete. Then it will show at a local theater, usually in the next week.

In 2010 nearly 40,000 filmmakers made 3,000 films in in 80 cities on five continents.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 48 Hour Film Project, marking an exciting year for us and with close to 100 participating cities, it's our biggest year yet!  As you may or may not know, the top films every year go to the Cannes Film Festival to be featured as part of the Short Film Corner.  Sadly, Chicago has never sent a representative to this international stage.  This year, we'd like to change that - so bring your game face to Chicago's 2011 Film Weekend (July 29th - 31st).

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Doina selected by Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

And this is our 6th Festival in the US within this and the following month... Awesome! for more info: ...

News from the Chicago International Children's Film Festival

With over 40 countries representing more than 200 films from around the world each year, the Chicago International Children's Film Festival hosts an average of 26,000 children and their parents and teachers at several venues through-out Chicago each year and is the largest annual festival of films for children in the world. The mission of WTTW11 is to provide relevant and distinctive programming for diverse audiences in Chicago and around the nation. With a special commitment to children's conte...

Illinois Film Office to receive Excellence Award for TV Productions

The 45th Chicago International Film Festival’s Hugo Television Awards is proud to announce the Illinois Film Office as this year’s honoree for Commitment to Excellence in Television Production. The Illinois Film Office will be presented with the Commitment to Excellence Award at the Hugo Television Awards on April 22nd, 2009 at the Chicago Cultural Center.The Illinois Film Office is honored to be selected for this award,” said Betsy Steinberg, Managing Director of the Illinois Film Office....

The Chicago Latino Film Festival celebrates its first quarter-century

The Chicago Latino Film Festival celebrates its first quarter-century with over 100 feature and short films in an array of genres-fiction, documentary, animation, drama and comedy. The Festival runs April 17-29 and is considered the oldest and most comprehensive Latino film festival in the country.  The film selections continue to reflect the great diversity of the Latino culture from the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal, and Spain. "I truly believe the Festiva...

VALENTINES Day in Berlin – Last day of the 2009 Berlinale

Ten days have gone by like a flash and I'm sitting here in the press room on Saturday afternoon, Valentine's Day, mulling over the dull flicks I slept through, the one or two that kept me awake, and the handful that I really wanted to see but never got around to. ("John Rabe", Sean Penn's "Milk", a Persian film called "Barbareye Elly", the latest Wajda, and a few others). Of the half dozen competition films I did get to, not one was a real winner, and most were so...

62nd Annual 2008 Antoinette Perry Tony Award Winners

By Maria Esteves - June 18, 2008 The 62nd Annual 2008 Antoinette Perry Tony Awards ceremony honoring the best of Broadway theatre productions, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing was held at the Radio City Music Hall, New York, Sunday, June 15, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. 2008 Tony Awards hosted by Whoopi Goldberg were broadcast live on CBS Television Network. Special performances included Cry-Baby, Grease, Gypsy, In The Heights, Passing Strange, South Pacific, Sunday in the Pa...

24th Annual Kidsfest Kick Off in a month with 225 films!

The CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL (Thursday, October 18 - Sunday, October 28) is set to kick off its 24th year of screening the best children's films in the world. Showcasing 220 films from 41 countries over 11 days, the Festival is the largest and longest running kidsfest in the U.S, and the only children's festival in the world that's recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an "Academy qualifying" festival. CICFF winners in the animated and live acti...

Broadway Comes To The Burns

 Wednesday, May 16-----Broadway came to the Burns on Monday evening, as the Jacob Burns Film Center, Westchester's premiere arthouse cinema, presented a special screening of SHOW BUSINESS: The Road To Broadway, the new documentary that explores the triumph and tragedies of New York's Great White Way. The film, which opened in New York last week and is scheduled to open in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Boston next month, is an entertaining and informative look at the 2004 Broa...

Hugo television awards

Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, will be presenting the 43rd Annual Hugo Television Awards on Thursday, April 12 beginning at 5:30pm at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater. NBC5 news anchor Bob Sirott will host the event honoring those who push the envelope and display a mastery of their television commercial and production craft. The evening will honor the winners from this year’s competition as well as present Commitm...

Movie Review: DREAMGIRLS

The idea of pursuing a dream and falling prey to the pitfalls of fame -- that is, the themes that inhabit the 2-hour musical bombardment that is "Dreamgirls"-- is a dramatic concept that has been around forever; in fact, long before the Broadway premiere of the show, which took place more than 25 years ago. Bill Condon seems to know this. The Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Chicago", who also takes a stab at directing this time around, chronicles the lives of these fame-hungry performers like h...

Chicagoans of the year: Jose `Pepe' Vargas

Chicagoans of the year: Jose `Pepe' VargasOver the last two decades, Jose "Pepe" Vargas has been quietly building his legacy as a film festival director and Chicago cultural leader. Not only will the soft-spoken Colombian native celebrate the 20th birthday of the Chicago Latino Film Festival in 2004 -- but this year Vargas started planning a $50 million fundraising campaign for a new home for the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, currently housed in modest offices at Columbia Coll...