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  • Melbourne Queer Games Festival
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  • Portland Queer Film Festival
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  • Rainbow Reels Queer Film Festival
  • Rome Film Festival
  • São Paulo International Film Festival
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  • The Springfield MA - LGBT Film Festival
  • Tokyo International Film Festival
  • Toronto After Dark Film Festival
  • TWIST: The Seattle Queer Film Festival
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival
  • Vermont International Film Festival
  • Viennale
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  • Warsaw Film Festival
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Chicago International Film Festival

Chicago International Film Festival

Thursday, 11 October 2018 until Thursday, 25 October 2018


Golden Hugo for Best Short Film

An annual, not for profit, competitive film festival organized to encourage better understanding between people and to make a positive contribution to the art of the moving image. ABOUT THE FESTIVAL Across countries, languages and classes, film has the power to provide us with a release, an escape, a window into new worlds and new possibilities. In 2013, we presented 125 feature films, including 20 feature-length documentaries, and 50 short subject films from more than 55 countries. Many of these films participated in competitive sections, where the highest honor is the Gold Hugo - a standard of excellence in the world of film and a true symbol of discovery. When we started the Chicago International Film Festival 50 years ago, we had one simple goal: to introduce Chicago and the world to new filmmakers, new stories and new points of view. We've shown first feature films by world-renowned directors like Martin Scorsese (USA), Peter Weir (Australia), Mike Leigh (UK), Gregory Nava (USA), Bertrand Tavernier (France), Jan Troell (Sweden), Tsai Ming-liang (Taiwan), Joe Swanberg (USA), and Wim Wenders (Germany). Last year I'm proud to say we stuck to that mission more than ever by showing over 40 films by first-time filmmakers. It's important to us that we're always learning, always seeing the world in a new way.

q-Hugo Award for LGBT Film


2018 LGBT films...

Boy Erased

Director(s)  Joel Edgerton

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Director(s)  Marielle Heller

Hard Paint (Tinta Bruta)

Director(s)  Filipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon


Director(s)  Marcel Gisler


Director(s)  Wanuri Kahiu


Director(s)  Alvaro Delgado Aparicio


Director(s)  Camille Vidal-Naquet

Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite)

Director(s)  Christophe Honoré

The Third Wife (Phuong Anh Nguyen)

Director(s)  Ash Mayfair


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