51st Chicago International Film Festival Winners

CIFF
There were so many great films at this year’s 51st Chicago International Film Festival. There were of course the major motion pictures that were part of it, like Macbeth, Carol, Anomalisa, Brooklyn, The Assassin and more. More importantly, the festival celebrates films made domestically as well as in other countries, usually with a smaller budget. The competition was a tough one this year, but here are the winners of this year’s festival. Also, they will be screenings of the Best of the Fest on Wednesday 10/28 and Thursday 10/29 so there is still time to catch these films! Get your tickets today!
Childhood
Gold Hugo, Best Film:
A Childhood
Country: France
Director: Philippe Claudel
Silver Hugo, Special Jury Prize:
Paulina
Country: Argentina, Brazil
Director: Santiago Mitre
Silver Hugo, Best Director:
The Club
Country: Chile
Director: Pablo Larrain
Silver Hugo, Best Male Actor:
Alexi Mathieu, Jules Gauzelin (A Childhood)
Country: France
Director: Philippe Claudel
Silver Hugo, Best Female Actor:
Lizzie Brochere (Full Contact)
Country: Netherlands, Croatia
Director: David Verbeek
Club
Silver Plaque, Best Ensemble:
The Club
Country: Chile
Director: Pablo Larrain
Silver Plaque, Best Cinematography:
Frank Van den Eeden (Full Contact)
Country: Netherlands, Croatia
Director: David Verbeek
Silver Plaque for Best Screenplay:
Writers Guillermo Calderon, Daniel Villalobos, Pablo Larrain (The Club)
Country: Chile
Director: Pablo Larrain
Silver Plaque for Best Art Direction:
Toma Baqueni (My Golden Days)
Country: France
Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Roger Ebert Award: The Roger Ebert Award will be presented annually to an emerging filmmaker whose film presents a fresh and uncompromising vision. Films competing in the Festival’s New Directors Competition are eligible for this award.
Nahid
Country: Iran
Director: Ida Panahandeh
Carol
Gold Q Hugo:
Carol
Country: USA
Director: Todd Haynes
Silver Q Hugo:
Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party
Country: USA
Director: Stephen Cone
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