The Chicago International Film Festival is one of the longest running of its kind in the United States. Held in October, the Festival is an entirely competition-based event, bringing new filmmakers to a wider audience in several different genres and categories
Cinematic films offer audiences a chance to see the world in a whole new way, and the Chicago International Film Festival is no exception. Held from October 11 to 25, this is the oldest competitive film festival in the United States, celebrating 48 years.
Held at AMC River East 21 cinema, the Chicago International Film Festival is easily accessible by public transportation, just off the Navy Pier bus lines and a few blocks from the CTA Red Line Grand Avenue station.
The Festival includes over 140 films ranging from short subject to documentaries to feature-length horror movies and everything in between. In 2011, there were filmmakers from more than 50 countries.
The goal of the Chicago International Film Festival is to introduce new and promising filmmakers to wider audiences. Festivalgoers are strongly encouraged to buy tickets in advance because the movies frequently sell out. You can get more information about the schedule and the various pass and ticket pricing by going to www.chicagofilmfestival.com.
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