Annual Festivals


The Black Harvest Film Festival is Chicago's Black film festival and the Gene Siskel Film Center's most vibrant annual showcase of new work from the African diaspora.


Our annual showcase for the new and unusual in the world of documentary filmmaking.


A view of contemporary Persian culture through the eyes of Iran's filmmakers.

MARCH 2017

The largest showcase in North America for the cinema of the European Union nations.

APRIL 2017

A collaboration with the Foundation for Asian American Media and a platform for new work by established and emerging Asian American filmmakers.

APRIL 2017

A collaboration with the Chicago Palestine Film Festival to present a festival representing the spirit and mood of contemporary Palestinian life.