Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures.Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. We serve Chicago’s diverse and under-served citizenry by providing access to world-class cinema. We aim to enrich Chicago’s cultural environment by presenting film in contexts that encourage discussion and debate. Through the Film Festival, our Education Program, and our year-round programming and membership program, we enhance the cultural assets of the city of Chicago by exhibiting film from around the world.
Navigate the New Normal in Downtown Chicago
The “new normal” has been described as unprecedented, surreal, and supremely challenging. Our day-to-day plans and routines have been uprooted. Making time for fun is challenging and subject to new safety guidelines. So, how can we enjoy what’s most familiar in a new way?Read more Read more
Ducks on The Mag Mile
Check out a very special exhibit, Ducks on the Mag Mile presented by Make Corporation, on display this summer. The Magnificent Mile celebrates the power of what people, business, and community can achieve when we promote a unified world for Special Olympics Illinois athletes.Read more Read more
Who was the Founder of Chicago?
When the DuSable Bridge opened on May 14, 1920, it transformed a single dirt-lane road known as Pine Street into The Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago that we know and love today. In fact, the bridge was built right by Chicago's first non-indigenous settlement.Read more Read more