Annual Festivals


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

FEBRUARY 3 – MARCH 1, 2018

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

MARCH 9 – APRIL 5, 2018

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

APRIL 6 – 19, 2018

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

APRIL 21 – MAY 3, 2018

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

AUGUST 4 – 30, 2018

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.