A preview of the 2021 Chicago International Film Festival

This year will mark the 57th edition of the Chicago International Film Festival, the longest-running festival of its kind in North America. It will also mark my seventh year in attendance — and my first with press credentials. As evidenced by this tweet when I first heard the news (shameless self-promotion, and it won’t be the last!),… Continue reading A preview of the 2021 Chicago International Film Festival

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The best of the Notre Dame Student Film Festival

From January 24-26, hundreds of Notre Dame students, faculty and staff — as well as locals from the South Bend community — trekked to the Browning Cinema for the 31st annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival. Ranging from introspective documentaries to original narratives, the 12 student films chosen for the program were curated from production… Continue reading The best of the Notre Dame Student Film Festival

From the frontlines of the Chicago International Film Festival

Nestled in the AMC River East just a stone’s throw away from its eponymous waterway, the Chicago International Film Festival (Oct. 16-27) quietly came to life. In its 55th year of competition, CIFF is the longest-running film festival in the country, but you wouldn’t know it just from going. Despite its buzzworthy lineup and a… Continue reading From the frontlines of the Chicago International Film Festival