Chicago International Film Festival

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Actress Laura Linney on the closing night of the 2007 Chicago International Film Festival

The Chicago International Film Festival is an annual film festival in Chicago sponsored by Cinema / Chicago. It was first held in 1965 and is one of the oldest film events in North America . The festival always takes place in October, and the main prize of the associated competition is the Gold Hugo .

International Connections Program

The festival program for international contacts was launched in 2003 to draw more attention to international film culture and the diversity of Chicago. In addition, the international film festival in Chicago should appeal to and attract participants and target groups from different ethnic groups. From July to September, films from abroad are shown free of charge throughout the city.

Gold Hugo Prize Winner

Best feature film

Best documentary

Lifetime Achievement Awards

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

Career Achievement Awards

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Individual evidence