44th Chicago International Film Festival

After that, tickets are on sale at the theater box offices one hour before the first film of each day.  Tickets are also available online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com/chicagofilmfestival; by calling 312-902-1500; or by calling the Chicago International Film Festival Hotline: 312-332-FILM, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday (closed Sundays). Chicago International Film Festival Passes are currently on sale.

Single tickets to films (excluding Gala Presentations, Opening Night, and Closing Night) are $12; Members of Cinema/Chicago, the non-profit presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, may purchase tickets for general films for $9.  Seniors/Students may purchase single tickets to general films for $10.  Weekday matinee screenings starting before 5:00 p.m. are $7 for all patrons. 


The prices for special events, screenings and gala events are listed below.


Opening Night (film only)                                 Opening Night Premiere Package (film & party)           

$30-$35 Members; $35-$40 Non-Members          $80 Members; $100 Non-Members                   


Closing Night (film only)                                  Black Perspectives Tribute & Party

$30-$35 Members; $35-$40 Non-Members          $150 per ticket             


Gala Presentations

$14 Members; $16 Non-Members


Free Tickets for Students and Seniors

Seats to any film starting before 5:00 p.m. are free to the first 100 students and seniors (62 and above) with valid IDs. Tickets are only available on the day of the show at theater box office (one ticket per ID).


Free Events

All other free events, including panels, are ticketed. Tickets must be obtained in advance from the Festival Box Office.



The 44th Chicago International Film Festival will screen films at four locations.  The majority of films will be shown at AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois Street, and AMC 600 N. Michigan 9, 600 N. Michigan Avenue.  Both the Opening Night (October 16) and Closing Night (October 29) screenings take place at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Street.  Screenings of films in the Rediscovered and Restored Series will be held at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, on October 26, 27, and 28.



Cinema/Chicago, a not for profit, tax exempt cultural and educational organization, presents the annual Chicago International Film Festival, North America’s oldest competitive international film festival, organized to encourage better understanding between cultures and its people and to make a positive contribution to the art form of the moving image. Subscribers to Cinema/Chicago’s membership program form a loyal core audience for the organization and are given access to more than 20 free film screenings and sneak previews throughout the year. Cinema/Chicago also offers year-round educational programs designed for students and the deaf and hard of hearing to provide new film experiences and offer insight into other cultures, languages, and ideas. These programs include the Educational Outreach Program, the Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the Black Perspectives Program.


For up-to-date and detailed Festival information, call 312-332-FILM or visit www.chicagofilmfestival.com.