Friday, July 07, 2017

Cinema/Chicago News and Upcoming Events, July 2017


A Tribute to Jane Fonda | Saturday, July 29 | Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Join us as Cinema/Chicago and the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival honor two-time Academy Award®-winner and three-time Golden Globe®-winning actress Jane FondaA Tribute to Jane Fonda takes place on Saturday, July 29 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago and will feature an on-stage conversation with Fonda, giving insight into her experience and approach to her craft, accompanied by iconic clips from her illustrious career. The celebratory evening will conclude with the presentation of The Chicago International Film Festival's Gold Hugo Career Achievement Award to Fonda for her contributions to both film and television. 

The celebratory evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a festive reception including cocktails, small plates, and a silent auction followed by the conversation with Fonda. After the main event concludes, guests are invited to a special after-party with DJ and dancing. Learn More.

Tickets start at $200. For ticket reservations, call 312-683-0121 ext. 122 or visit our online store.

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Final Deadline Today:
53rd Chicago International Film Festival

The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates the best that cinema has to offer, from emerging filmmakers to established talents. Our final deadline to submit your film is Friday, July 7 at 11:59PM!
Bring us your best.

We Want Your One Minute Film
Make a 60-second film for the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival and have the honor of having it seen every day before official selections at the Festival.

The Festival's theme this year is "Because Life Is a Movie!" and we are looking for great 60-second shorts that reflect this idea. The best films will be selected as finalists. If selected, your short film will be seen at this year's Festival on a rotating basis before each screening at this year's Festival (October 12-26, 2017).

The first place winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 USD and will be presented before the Opening Night film and before Special Presentations at the Festival. All finalists will receive screen credits and be recognized in the official program book of the Festival.
Submission deadline is September 1, 2017.

Click here to view samples from past Festivals.

                 Artist: Michael Conway

Join us every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St., 2nd Floor North.) for free film screenings featuring food-themed films. This month we'll take you to Australia, France, Brazil and Chile! Please arrive early as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to theater capacity. Films are unrated. Viewer discretion is advised.
Click here for complete schedule.

Sponsored by:                     With additional support from:

International Screenings patrons:
Anu Aggarwal, Jacolyn Bucksbaum, Susan Burman, Ron Chaddock, Joan Colmar, Christy Coon,
Pam Crutchfield,Tim Evans, Susan Gohl, Christine Hadley,Yvonne Heyden, Susan Johnson, Adrienne Lederer, Mara Maddocks, Carla Miller, Phyllis Neiman, Catherine Nordloh, Katina Panagopoulos, Paul Rehder, Barbara Rinella, Alan Rubin, Mary Schreibstein, John Schwartz, Wendy Spatz, Penelope Steiner, Roz Supera, Bill Tedford, I.B. Weil, Dori Wilson, Beverly Yusim.

July 2017 Screening Schedule

July 11 at 6:30pm
Co-presented by the

July 19 at 6:30pm
TRUST ME(Confia em Mim)
Co-presented by the

July 26 at 6:30pm
TEA TIME (La Once)

Sponsorship Opportunities
It's only a few months before the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival is here!  
Are you affiliated with a corporation or organization that is looking for unique sponsorship opportunities?

Contact Jesse Charbonier, our Director of Corporate Giving and Sponsorship, and he can customize a campaign specifically to meet your marketing, activation and hospitality goals. or 312.683.0121 ext. 110.
Left to right: Vivian Teng, Grisel Bahena, Dawn Milar, Alex Vasquez, Rosie Galicia, Jackie O'Connor, Brittany Walker, Lauren Ponto, Armando Zamudio, Ryan Boylan, Dan Hannula, Breno Lago,
Robert Martinez. Photo credit: Timothy M. Schmidt 

Join Our Team!
We are looking for dynamic, film-loving individuals to join our seasonal and year-round team. Visit our website for employment opportunities. 

Experience Film Together!
Become a member of Cinema/Chicago and experience the Festival year-round!
Members have access to:
- Free Members-only screenings of highly anticipated films throughout the year (10+)
- Members Pre-Sale on Festival tickets before the general public
- Discounts on Festival tickets and passes, events, and merchandise
Membership starts at $55/year

In 2017, members have been invited to advance screenings of A United Kingdom with actor/director David Oyelowo in attendance, T2 Transpotting with director Danny Boyle in attendance, The Lovers, The Journey, and more.

Upcoming members screening: WIND RIVER, Tuesday, August 1 at 7pm
Written and Directed by Taylor Sheridan 
Starring Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Gil Birmingham, Jon Bernthal, Julia Jones, Kelsey Asbille, James Jordan.

Members will receive RSVP information via email on July 14.

Join Cinema/Chicago's Student Film Council!
Explore Chicago's film community, learn about cinema, and watch movies!

Applications are due July 30. All applicants must be in high school and be able to attend once-monthly screenings.

Water Flicks
Free outdoor movie series at Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park

Make Monday night free outdoor movie night along Chicago's lakefront as Navy Pier hosts Water Flicks, a weekly summer film series presented in partnership with the Chicago International Film Festival. Every Monday at 7pm from July 10 through August 28, join us for water-themed movies at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, starting with SHARKNADO.

Learn more.

Founder and CEO of Cinema/Chicago received Italy's highest honor for 50-year contribution to Italian Film

Founder and CEO of the Chicago International Film Festival, Michael Kutza, was presented with Italy's highest honor, Onorificenza di CAVALIERE from IL Presidente Della Repubblica of Italy - Giuseppe Finocchiaro, on June 1, 2017 for his 50-year contribution to Italian Film.

Cinema/Chicago News and Updates
Cinema/Chicago is the proud recipient of a 2017 CityArts grant! Thank you to the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) for believing in the power of films and for supporting our year-round operations. The CityArts Program seeks to encourage non-profit organizations to attain artistic excellence and financial stability by providing general operating support to Chicago-based, arts and culture-focused, non-profit organizations with budgets under $2 million. These grants are part of the City of Chicago's Cultural Grants Program that provides $1.7 million annually in direct funding for Chicago's arts community. See full list of grantees.
About Cinema/Chicago

Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year round non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. In addition to the International Screenings Program, Cinema/Chicago's programs include: the Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago International Television Festival, CineYouth Festival, and year-round Education Program. Celebrating its 53rd edition October 12-26, 2017, the Chicago International Film Festival is North America's longest-running competitive film festival.
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