Chicago International Film Festival

http://www.chicagofilmfestival.org

United States

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.

Hungarian films at the festival

1990 - Shooting Gallery - Golden Plaque to Tibor Klöpfler (in competition) (winner)
1994 - Woyzeck - Golden Plaque (in competition) (winner)
1994 - Satantango
1995 - The Outpost
1995 - The Wonderous Voyage of Esti Kornél (in competition)
1996 - Vaska Easoff - Audience Prize (winner)
1997 - The Witman Boys - Best Cinematography: Tibor Máthé (in competition) (winner)
1998 - Passion (in competition)
2000 - Werckmeister Harmonies
2001 - Chico (in competition)
2001 - Abandoned - Gold Plaque to Tamás Mészáros (in competition) (winner)
2002 - Pleasant Days (in competition)
2002 - Hukkle (in competition)
2003 - Forest (in competition)
2004 - Kontroll -

Gold Hugo - Main Prize

(in competition) (winner)
2004 - Dealer (in competition)
2005 - Fateless (in competition)
2005 - Johanna (in competition)
2005 - Black Brush (in competition)
2006 - Relatives
2006 - Taxidermia - Silver Hugo (in competition) (winner)
2006 - Just Sex and Nothing Else (in competition)
2007 - Opium - Diary of a Madwoman (in competition)
2007 - Iska's Journey
2007 - Men in the Nude
2007 - The Man from London
2008 - Tranquility (in competition)
2008 - Delta (in competition)
2009 - The History of Aviation -

Gold Hugo for Best Short Film

(in competition) (winner)
2009 - Prank (in competition)
2009 - Made in Hungaria
2009 - Lost Times (in competition)
2010 - The Days of Desire
2010 - The Last Report on Anna -

Gold Plaque

(in competition) (winner)
2011 - The Turin Horse
2012 - The Exam -

Gold Hugo

(in competition) (winner)
2013 - Le Grand Cahier - Molnár Piroska - Jury Special Mention (in competition) (winner)
2014 - Symphony no. 42 -

Gold Plaque, Special Jury Prize

(in competition) (winner)
2015 - Son of Saul
2016 - Kills on Wheels -

Roger Ebert Award

(in competition) (winner)
2016 - Superbia
2017 - 1945
2017 - The Whiskey Bandit
2017 - Aurora Borealis - Audience Award (winner)
2017 - Budapest Noir
2018 - Jupiter's Moon
2018 - X - The Exploited (in competition)
2018 - Ruben Brandt, Collector
2020 - Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown - Golden Hugo Prize (in competition) (winner)

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