THE 46th CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


Chicago International Film Festival

October 7-21, 2010

THE 46th CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WELCOMES THE WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL PREMIERES OF DOCUMENTARIES IN CHICAGO

Film Festival announces Docufest lineup, new "Film on Film" series

As documentary films gain ever-increasing recognition in theaters around the world, the 46th Chicago International Film Festival announces the 2010 lineup of its Docufest documentary program and new series for true movie buffs, "Film on Film." Sponsored by DePaul University, Docufest and the Film on Film program feature four world premieres, one international premiere, two North American premieres and two USA premieres.

Special guests attending this year range from award-winning filmmakers Alex Gibney and Lucy Walker to debuting directors making bold first impressions and even troupes of circus performers, slam poets, and a "minuteman" border guard. Twelve countries are represented across these 17 films. The Docufest competition jury includes the winner of the Festival's 2008 Gold Hugo for Best Documentary, Matt Tyrnauer (director of Valentino: The Last Emperor); Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Tod Lending (Legacy); and Gold Hugo-winning director of photography Oral User.

"Documentaries are naturally very well suited for international film festivals. Since they focus on true subjects and stories, they're films that generate a lot of conversation—both in post-screening Q&A sessions with the directors and subjects and once you've left the theater," says associate programmer Joel Hoglund.


Cinema/Chicago is a not-for-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to encouraging better understanding between cultures and to making a positive contribution to the art form of the moving image. The Chicago International Film Festival is part of the year-round programs presented by Cinema/Chicago, which also include the Summer Gala, the Hugo Television Awards, CineYouth Festival, INTERCOM Competition, International Summer Screenings Program and Education Outreach.



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