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CIFF volunteer experience positive for film students, cinephiles alike

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

October 28, 2019

During the Chicago International Film Festival, there are lots of big-picture things set far ahead. Running a large festival like the one in Chicago, which concluded its 55th rendition of the fest on Sunday night, takes dedicated people planning it out for months. Yet on the ground floor, small things...

Film Festivities: A look into the Chicago International Film Festival

Directed by Greta Gerwig

Matt Koske

October 2, 2017

As award season is fully underway, film festivals are taking place every other weekend and the word of mouth is spreading for films that greatly deserve it. Last year, the Chicago International Film Festival welcomed films like “Arrival,” “La La Land” and “Moonlight.” If you have any incl...

Review: ‘Miss Julie’ flops at Chicago International Film Festival

Plagued with over-the-top acting and a petty plot, “Miss Julie” is a Victorian love story that fails to be enchanting. (Photo courtesy of

Andrew Morrell

October 12, 2014

Do you want to see some exciting, gripping, boldly innovative film at this year’s Chicago International Film Festival? Looking for thrilling stories of love, betrayal, vengeance or other stirring adjectives? Wishing you could’ve attended opening night of CIFF and seen the movie, Liv Ullmann...

50 years, 5 films: A preview of the Chicago International Film Festival

50 years, 5 films: A preview of the  Chicago International Film Festival

Andrew Morrell

October 5, 2014

Though not quite on par with big-name film festivals such as Cannes or Sundance, the Chicago International Film Festival is still in the major leagues, and has the distinction of being the oldest film competition in North America. This year is its 50th anniversary, which means a host of special event...

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