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September 21st - 27th, 2012
 

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2011 Chicago United Film Festival Award Winners
United Film Festivals is pleased to announce the 2011 Chicago United Film Festival award winners. Congratulations to everyone, and thank you to all the amazing filmmakers who participated in this year's festival.

Jury Awards
Feature Length Narrative - White Irish Drinkers
Feature Length Documentary - Lesson Plan
Short Film - The Lost Explorer

Best Student Short Film - De Lucha Boys

Audience Awards
Feature Length Narrative - Falling Overnight
Feature Length Documentary - Strong Bodies Fight
Short Film - Dead Bastard

 

We would like to thank all of our staff, volunteers, sponsors, and especially festival attendees for making our third year in Chicago a great one! Special thanks to the Music Box Theatre, management, and staff for their continued support.


2011 Chicago United Film Festival

We're so excited to be returning to the Music Box Theatre for our third annual Chicago United Film Festival! The festival kicks off with Superheroes, a documentary which follows real-life caped crusaders attempting to bring justice to evildoers all over America. Our line up also includes White Irish Drinkers, the story of two brothers in 1975 Brooklyn looking for a way out of their working-class neighborhood make a pact to rob a local theater on the night of a Rolling Stones concert.Then we continue the tradition of great Chicago premieres with films like Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians, which follows the rise of arguably the largest and most well-funded blackjack team in America-made up entirely of churchgoing Christians, and Cleanflix which explores the controversial companies in Utah who sanitize Hollywood films for Mormon audiences.

We are also proud to showcase some Chicago classics with Midnight screenings of The Blues Brothers and Child’s Play, as well as our closing night tribute to John Hughes with special presentations of Sixteen Candles and Weird Science.

 


 

2010 Chicago United Film Festival Award Winners
United Film Festivals is pleased to announce the 2010 Chicago United Film Festival award winners.

 

Jury Awards
Feature Length Narrative - Gabi on the Roof in July
Feature Length Documentary - Eat The Sun
Short Film - The Long Lonely Walk

 

Audience Awards
Feature Length Narrative - RiffRaff
Feature Length Documentary - Ballhawks
Short Film - Tall Tale Tanner

 

Congratulations to all of our winners and we would like to thank all of the filmmakers, attendees, staff, volunteers, and sponsors for making our second year in Chicago a great one! Special thanks to the Music Box Theatre, management, and staff for their continued support.

 


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