Chicago International Film Festival

The Chicago International Film Festival is a film festival held annually in Chicago under the sponsorship of Cinema / Chicago. 1965, it was performed for the first time and one of the oldest film events in North America. The festival is always held in October, as the main prize of the associated competition, the Gold Hugo is awarded.

International Connections Program

The festival program for international contacts was created in 2003 to give more attention to the international film culture and the diversity of Chicago. In addition, the international film festival in Chicago should appeal to contributors and target groups from different ethnic groups and gain. From July to September films from abroad will be presented free of charge in the entire city.

Gold Hugo - Best Picture

  • 2002: Madame Satã (Brazil )
  • 2003: Talaye Sorkh (Iran)
  • 2004: control (Hungary )
  • 2005: My Nikifor ( Mój Nikifor ) (Poland )
  • 2006: Charshanbe Soori (Iran)
  • 2007, Set light (Mexico)
  • 2008: Hunger ( USA)
  • 2009: Mississippi Damned ( U.S. )
  • 2010: How I Ended This Summer (Russia)
  • 2011: Le Havre ( Finland, France, Germany )
  • 2012: Holy Motors (France)

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Steven Spielberg was honored in 2006 for his life's work with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Previous winners of this award include Shirley MacLaine, Richard Attenborough, François Truffaut, Jodie Foster, Robin Williams, Manoel de Oliveira and Clint Eastwood.

Career Achievement Awards

  • Terrence Howard ( 2005)
  • Susan Sarandon (2005)
  • Shirley MacLaine (2005)
  • Robert Zemeckis (2004)
  • Irma P. Hall, Robert Townsend and Harry J. Lennix (2004)
  • Annette Bening (2004)
  • Robin Williams ( 2004)
  • Nicholas Cage ( 2003)