Chicago International Film Festival

Cinema/Chicago is the presenting organization of the Chicago IFF, North America's oldest competitive international film festival.

Founded in 1964 by award winning filmmaker and graphic designer Michael Kutza, the Festival�s goals were the same then as they are now: to discover and present new filmmakers to Chicago, and to acknowledge and award these filmmakers for their artistry. The first Festival opened in 1965 at the Carnegie Theater, where directors King Vidor, Stanley Kramer, and actress Bette Davis were honored for their contributions to American cinema. Since then, the Festival has grown to become a world-renowned annual event.

The Chicago IFF is a competitive event with categories for feature films, first and second time directors, documentaries and short films (including animation and student productions). As the oldest competitive international film festival in North America, it prides itself on the impressive caliber of its jury members. The International Feature Film Jury consists of world-renowned film professionals that often include critics, directors and actors. Chicago is also the first film festival in the United States chosen to organize the FIPRESCI (Federation Internationale de la Presse Cinematographe) jury. This distinguished group of international film critics presents their award to the best feature film made by a first or second time director.

Official website

Country
United States

Date
October

Hungarian winners:

2017
Audience Award
2016
Roger Ebert Award
2014
Gold Plaque, Special Jury Prize
2013
Jury Special Mention
2012
Gold Hugo
2009
Gold Hugo for Best Short Film
2006
Silver Hugo
2004
Gold Hugo - Main Prize
2001
Gold Plaque to Tamás Mészáros
1997
Best Cinematography: Tibor Máthé
1996
Audience Prize
1994
Golden Plaque
1990
Golden Plaque to Tibor Klöpfler

Hungarian films:

2018
(in competition)
2017
2016
2016
New Directors (in competition)
2014
(in competition)
2013
(in competition)
2012
New Directors (in competition)
2010
(in competition)
2009
(in competition)
2009
(in competition)
2009
(in competition)
2008
(in competition)
2008
(in competition)
2007
(in competition)
2006
New Directors (in competition)
2006
2006
(in competition)
2005
(in competition)
2005
(in competition)
2005
(in competition)
2004
(in competition)
2004
New Directors (in competition)
2003
New Directors (in competition)
2002
(in competition)
2002
(in competition)
2001
(in competition)
2001
(in competition)
1998
(in competition)
1997
(in competition)
1995
(in competition)
1995
Film Art of the World
1994
1994
(in competition)
1990
(in competition)