The annual Chicago International Film Festival starts tomorrow and after a year that presented 127 feature films in 2012—of which included 21 full-length documentaries and 50 short subject films from over 55 countries, we’re excited to see what 2013 brings to the table. This year marks the 49th year of the Chicago International Film Festival and believe it or not, all film screenings this year will be under one roof at the AMC River East 21 theatre at 322 E. Illinois Street right downtown in Streeterville.
In the beginning, the Chicago International Film Festival had the simplistic goal of introducing the industry’s newest and hottest filmmakers, storylines, and points of view to film enthusiast and movie lovers alike, and after nearly a half-century, festival organizers have certainly done just that. Just last year, over 40 films were presented at the festival by first-time filmmakers and this year looks to be no different. In all, the 2013 Chicago International Film Festival will showcase a mesmerizing 180 films from over 60 countries and is sure to bring excitement and pleasure to all those who participated in making these films and those taking time out to watch.
A number of this year’s films have already gotten plenty of recognition at various other film festivals and award ceremonies, while others are a bit more obscure and unknown. It’s this kind of diversity and broad range of titles that make this a one-of-a-kind event and a “can’t miss” occasion for all those who love film and the creative minds behind it.
The 2013 Chicago International Film Festival will be happening October 10-24th and as mentioned, will be taking place at the AMC River East 21 at 322 E. Illinois in downtown Chicago. Access is made easy to the theatre via the CTA Red Line—the Grand Avenue Station, or the CTA #29, #66, and #36 bus lines.
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