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Chicago International Film Festival screens best from Vietnam, Dominican Republic

Continue to support more female filmmakers by attending Ash Mayfair’s The Third Wife (Vietnam), Natalia Cabral’s film Miriam Lies (Dominican Republic, Spain), Laura Bispuri’s film Daughter of Mine (Italy) and Sudabeh Mortezai’s film Joy (Austria). For more information on the CIFF, please visit their site.


CIFF this week: ‘Olympia’ and ‘Core of the World’ part of Women in Cinema

In part one of FF2 Media’s “Best of the Fest” coverage for the 54th Annual Chicago International Film Festival, we covered several interesting films directed by women. CIFF will run through October 21 at the AMC River East Theater. Support female filmmakers by attending the festival and screening McKenzie Chinn’s Olympia (United States) and Natalya Meshchaninova’s Core of the World (Russia,Lithuania).


Women directors screen compelling stories at CIFF

The 54th annual Chicago International Film Festival began October 10 and will run through October 21 at the AMC River East Theater. There are 5,596 films from 135 countries – 38 of those films are directed by women.


Thai director tells her story as ‘Sad Beauty’ makes Midwest premiere

Thai actress-turned-filmmaker Bongkod Bencharongkul debuts her first feature film, Sad Beauty, in Chicago on Wednesday, September 26 at AMC River East. Included in this year’s New York Asian Film Festival, held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City in July, is now making its way to the Midwest. Click HERE to purchase tickets.


Co-directors Mary McCallum and Meleisha Edwards screen ‘SingleVille’ at BHFF

SingleVille, a comedy about the ups and downs of being single and the bond of sisterhood, will be screened at the Gene Siskel Film Center as a part of the Black Harvest FIlm Festival at the on August 24 and 25.


Roberta Jones screens ‘Animator’ at BHFF: ‘I came into this field at an age when some people think about retiring’

Novice filmmaker Roberta Jones has a new feature film, Animator, a cross between live-action and animation that tells the story of a man who can draw the future – deciding the fate of others and his own. Animator is part of the 24th annual Black Harvest Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center and will screen on August 21 (producer/writer Roberta Jones and director Logan Hall are scheduled to appear).