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Meet the Filmmakers

The 49th Chicago International Film Festival is excited to welcome over 140 filmmakers to Chicago for the Festival this year! We interviewed 26 of these filmmakers about their work and what inspired them to become filmmakers. Take a look at what these talented artists had to say! We also encourage you to note when they will be present at their Festival screenings and stick around after the film to engage with them and your fellow audiences members in further discussion.