Chicago International Film Festival livestream Q&As

1+

Connect with the artists and filmmakers of the Chicago International Film Festival with these livestream Q&As. Livestream Q&As will be hosted on the film’s webpage on our streaming portal. Ticket holders can access the Q&A through the virtual access link emailed with their ticket purchase. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions during the event.

We recommend you start streaming the film by the suggested streaming start time listed below so you can seamlessly join the virtual Q&A following your screening.

Additionally, tune in for our morning Coffee Talks where we will host filmmakers from this year’s Festival for intimate and informal conversations about their work. Each Coffee Talk takes place at 11:00am CT each morning and can be streamed on our Facebook or YouTube channels.


Tuesday, October 20

11:00am Coffee Talk: “Dreams from the Diaspora: Black Perspectives”

Filmmakers Kantarama Gahigiri (“Ethereality”), Ekwa Msangi (Farewell Amor) and Tebogo Malebogo (“Heaven Reaches Down to Earth”) discuss producing stories from varied African perspectives outside of the continent.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE


2:00pm: Til Kingdom Come

Livestream Q&A with director Maya Zinshtein, producer Abie Troen, and Yael Eckstein, President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
Suggested Streaming Start Time: 12:25pm
Learn more about the film…


7:00pm: Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds

Livestream Q&A with directors Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer
Suggested Streaming Start Time: 5:10pm
Learn more about the film…


9:00pm: The Special

Livestream Q&A with director Ignacio Márquez
Suggested Streaming Start Time: 7:15pm
Learn more about the film…


Wednesday, October 21

11:00am Coffee Talk: “Spellbinding: Documenting Faith and Power”

Join directors Yoav Shamir (The Prophet and the Space Aliens), Maya ZInshtein (Til Kingdom Come), and Carmine Grimaldi (“When Two and Three”) for a conversation about their films, each addressing questions of religion and spirituality, and the power they have over people.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE


2:00pm: The Prophet and the Space Aliens

Livestream Q&A with director Yoav Shamir
Suggested Streaming Start Time: 12:15pm
Learn more about the film…


4:00pm: Becoming Mona

Livestream Q&A with directors Sabine Lubbe Bakker & Niels van Koevorden
Suggested Streaming Start Time: 2:05pm
Learn more about the film…


7:00pm: An Evening with Rachel Brosnahan

In-depth conversation with actress Rachel Brosnahan

Learn more…


livestream

9:00pm: 40 Years a Prisoner

Livestream Q&A with director Tommy Oliver
Suggested Streaming Start Time: 7:05pm
Learn more about the film…


Thursday, October 22

livestream

11:00am Coffee Talk: “Disconnecting the Dots: Animated Storytelling”

Animators Frederic Schuld (“The Chimney Swift”), Alexandra Ramires (“Tie”), and Renee Zhan (“O Black Hole!”) discuss telling stories through animation.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE


2:00pm: Farewell Amor

Livestream Q&A with director Ekwa Msangi
Suggested Streaming Start Time: 12:05pm
Learn more about the film…


livestream

4:00pm: Gaza Mon Amour

Livestream Q&A with directors Tarzan & Arab Nasser
Suggested Streaming Start Time: 2:15pm
Learn more about the film…


livestream

9:00pm: Under the Open Sky

Livestream Q&A with director Nishikawa Miwa
Suggested Streaming Start Time: 6:40pm
Learn more about the film…


Friday, October 23

2:00pm: City So Real

Livestream Q&A with director Steve James, producer Zak Piper, subjects Neal Sáles-Griffin and Amara Enyia, and moderated by Natalie Moore (WBEZ)
Learn more about the film…


livestream

4:00pm: Padrenostro

Livestream Q&A with director Claudio Noce
Suggested Streaming Start Time: 1:45pm
Learn more about the film…


livestream

9:00pm: Twilight’s Kiss

Livestream Q&A with director Ray Yeung
Suggested Streaming Start Time: 7:15pm
Learn more about the film…


Saturday, October 24

livestream

11:00am Coffee Talk: “Girls on Film: Women in Cinema”

Swiss director Stefanie Klemm (Of Fish and Men), French filmmaker Suzanne Lindon (Spring Blossom), Spanish director Meritxell Colell, and Argentine filmmaker Lucia Vassallo (Transoceánicas) talk about the conception and process of their female-centered stories.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE


livestream

2:00pm: Artistic Achievement Award: Gianfranco Rosi

Livestream award ceremony and conversation with director Gianfranco Rosi
Learn more…


livestream

4:00pm: Sweat

Livestream Q&A with director Magnus von Horn
Suggested Streaming Start Time: 2:00pm
Learn more about the film…


Past Q&As

livestream

Apples

Livestream Q&A with director Christos Nikou

WATCH NOW


And Tomorrow the Entire World

Livestream Q&A with director Julia von Heinz

WATCH NOW


Belushi

Livestream Q&A with director R.J. Cutler, Judy Belushi, and Animal House producer Ivan Reitman

WATCH NOW


Careless Crime

Livestream Q&A with director Shahram Mokri | Link coming soon

Learn more about the film…


The Columnist

Livestream Q&A with director Ivo van Aart

WATCH NOW


Dear Comrades!

Livestream Q&A with director Andrei Konchalovsky

WATCH NOW


Finding Yingying

Livestream Q&A with director Jiayan “Jenny” Shi, producer Brent E. Huffman, and cinematographer Shilin Sun

WATCH NOW


For Madmen Only

Livestream Q&A with director Heather Ross and actor James Urbaniak

WATCH NOW


livestream

I Am Greta

Livestream Q&A with director Nathan Grossman

WATCH NOW


livestream

Kubrick by Kubrick

Livestream Q&A with director Gregory Monro

WATCH NOW


Mama Gloria

Livestream Q&A with director Luchina Fisher and subject Gloria Allen

WATCH NOW


New Order

Livestream Q&A with director Michel Franco | Link coming soon

WATCH NOW


livestream

Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

Livestream Q&A with director Lili Horvát

WATCH NOW


livestream

The Reason I Jump

Livestream Q&A with director Jerry Rothwell and subjects Bertra & Ben McGann and Donna & Emma Budway

WATCH NOW


The Road Up

Livestream Q&A with directors Greg Jacobs & Jon Siskel and subject Jesse Teverbaugh
WATCH NOW


Sleep

Livestream Q&A with director Michael Venus

WATCH NOW


livestream

Sylvie’s Love

Livestream Q&A with director Eugene Ashe

WATCH NOW


livestream

Spring Blossom

Livestream Q&A with director Suzanne Lindon

WATCH NOW


livestream

Things We Dare Not Do

Livestream Q&A with director Bruno Santamaría and producer Abril López Carrillo

WATCH NOW


livestream

The Ties

Livestream Q&A with director Daniele Luchetti

WATCH NOW


livestream

Coffee Talk: “Reclaiming Our Time: Black Perspectives”

Filmmakers Tommy Oliver (40 Years a Prisoner), Amina Sutton and Maya Tanaka (“The Price of Cheap Rent”) and Terrance Daye (“-Ship: A Visual Poem”) will discuss their experience of producing working under the label of Black cinema.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE


livestream

Coffee Talk: “Rising Up: The Power of New Voices”

With films screening in the Festival’s New Directors Competition, rising talents João Paulo Miranda Maria (Memory House), Tarzan and Arab Nasser (Gaza Mon Amour), and Lili Horvát (Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time) talk about their different approaches to cinematic storytelling.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE


livestream

11:00am Coffee Talk: “Trans World: Telling Stories of Gender and Change”

Filmmakers Luchina Fisher (Mama Gloria), Sebastian Lipschitz (Little Girl), and Bruno Santamaria (Things We Dare Not Do) discuss their films, each about trans lives in different countries and societies, respectively, Chicago, France, and Mexico.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE


Subscribe: Sign up for our FREE e-lert here.  Stay on top of the latest advertising, film, TV, entertainment and production news!


1+
COMMENTS