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Wake up, watch films, send some emails, watch films, make a few calls, watch some more films, sleep, and maybe eat a little bit in between. This is the typical day of our programmers. Our team has been tirelessly working behind-the-scenes: securing venues, planning special events and tributes, coordinating filmmaker travels, working with our sponsors and partners, engaging our members, and sorting through the giant jigsaw puzzle that is our Festival schedule.

Needless to say, all of us have been busy preparing for the 48th Chicago International Film Festival, October 11-25, which is shaping up to be our best Festival ever!

Our programmers have been working non-stop since the beginning of year, traveling to various festivals, watching thousands of film entries and searching for the best films from around the world to bring to you this October. Quirky comedies, spine-tingling thrillers, eye-opening documentaries, emotionally charged dramas, and innovative shorts are what you can expect at this year’s Festival.

What new discoveries will you make this year? Which directors will you meet? Which films will stay with you long after the red carpet is rolled up? Check in with us on August 22nd, when we will be announcing 20 films from this year’s exciting line-up; the full schedule will be available online on September 20th.

Don’t miss out on all the excitement! Passes are now on sale for this year’s Festival, and you can receive a $10 discount on passes through the end of August by using promo code 48PASS10.

So, save the dates for the 48th Chicago International Film Festival, October 11-25, at AMC River East 21. Let us captivate, excite and electrify you. See you at the movies!

Vivian Teng
Managing Director