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Chicago Film Festivals

Agents of Change: 5 Inspiring Women Worthy Of Your Attention Right Now

Greg Archer | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Greg Archer

They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they actually are. Take note of five enterprising women who generate a powerful ripple effect and emerge as some of the finest agents of change this fall.

Social Change Film Fest Has Plenty To Offer

Posted 09.27.2013 | Chicago

The second annual Chicago International Social Film Festival kicks off Friday night -- and the fest is set to pack plenty of punch into its three-day,...

Martin Atkins Talks CIMMfest, the Music Biz and Why He Throws Blueberry Muffins at His Audience

Lauren Drell | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Lauren Drell

I caught up with Martin Atkins -- who's best known for drumming in some of the most influential post-punk and industrial bands, including Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Pigface (Trent Reznor) and Killing Joke -- about what he's got on deck for his keynote to wrap CIMMfest.

Fresh Picks From The Chicago Underground Film Festival

Posted 03.05.2013 | Chicago

March tends to be the dumping ground for weak movies — post-highbrow Oscar film season and before the onslaught of summer blockbusters — but in Ch...

Englewood Film Festival Celebrates Second Year

Posted 10.26.2012 | Chicago

After the inaugural Englewood Film Festival last year, founder Mark Harris wasn't sure there'd be another one. Ticket sales were so low for the in...

Our Guide To The Reeling Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut, Lizzie Schiffman & Jen Sabella | Posted 01.03.2012 | Chicago

The 30th annual Reeling Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival kicks off Thursday, and offers a beyond-full plate of 65 different program...

Previewing The Chicago International Film Festival

Gapers Block | Gapers Block | Posted 12.03.2011 | Chicago

The 47th Chicago International Film Festival begins this Thursday, Oct. 6 with the Chicago premiere of the locally produced The Last Rites of Joe May,...

29th Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival Starts This Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Reeling, Chicago's Lesbian and Gay International film festival kicked off Thursday, bringing some of the world's best LGBT films to Chicago. For ten ...

Chicago International Film Festival Opens Thursday Night

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago film fanatics will be in for a treat this week when the 46th Chicago International Film Festival kicks off with a star-studded screening of th...

Indie Intelligence: The Chicago Underground Film Festival

Chicago Reader | J.R. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This year the Chicago Underground Film Festival has entered into a partnership with the Independent Feature Project Chicago, so its screenings--which ...