Chicago International Film Festival

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Across countries, languages and cultures, film opens a window onto new worlds, demonstrates the promise of new possibilities, and gives expression to different ways of thinking, all the while confirming our shared stories and common humanity. In 2012, the Chicago International Film Festival presented 127 feature films, including 21 feature-length documentaries, and 50 short subject films from more than 55 countries. Many of these films participated in competitive sections, where the highest honor is the Gold Hugo – a standard of excellence in the world of film and a true symbol of discovery.

This year, the 49th Annual Chicago International Film Festival continues the festival’s tradition of showing films from around the world from October 10-24. See the full schedule of films at