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AMC is home to many movie festivals across the country. We're proud to bring people together for the common goal of celebrating great films.

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Featured Film Festivals

Asian Pop-Up Cinema

Asian Pop-Up Cinema

September 20 - November 15, 2017

Asian Pop-Up Cinema ( 亞洲躍動電影展) is a semi-annual Asian film festival - every spring and fall - that shows a series of specially curated films in their original languages with English subtitles with the multi-pronged mission:

  • cultivating an interest in and understanding of Asian cultures via a diverse offering of Asian films;
  • connecting the Asian film industry with local Chicago film professionals, educators and students;
  • and promoting Chicago as a destination for international visitors.
Latino Media Fest

Latino Media Fest

September 26 - 27, 2017

NALIP's Latino Media Fest brings together Latino filmmakers, industry reps, executives, and film aficionados for a 2-day event that highlights the best of U.S. based Latino content creators. The festival will feature premieres, workshops, master classes from acclaimed directors and producers, nightly mixers and star-studded awards ceremony to recognize substantial work in entertainment that inspires Latino creatives to continue moving their projects forward in front and behind the camera.

Chicago International Film Festival

Chicago International Film Festival

October 12 - 26, 2017

Now in its fifth decade, the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival is North America's longest-running competitive international film festival. Showcasing the latest from cinema's grand masters and introducing the work of its newest visionaries, the Festival presents 175 films from more than 50 countries and celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of the human expression. More than just a night at the movies, audiences will have the opportunity to meet talented filmmakers and engage in post-screening Q&As, as well as see red carpets, tributes, and other special events. The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival takes place October 12-26, 2017 at AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.)

Heartland Film Festival

Heartland Film Festival

October 13 - 22, 2017

Indiana's largstyleest and longest-running film festival will celebrate its 26th anniversary this October across Indianapolis! Since the inaugural Festival in 1992, Heartland has grown from a 4-day event with less than 20 films to an 11-day celebration featuring more than 130 independent films, 150 visiting filmmakers and 280 film screenings.

Chelsea Film Festival

Chelsea Film Festival

October 19 - 22, 2017

The Chelsea Film Festival in its 5th year is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of "Global Issues". It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences around the world.

San Diego Arab Film Festival

San Diego Arab Film Festival

October 20-11 and 28-29, 2017

The San Diego Arab Film Festival (SDAFF) is an annual festival that presents top-quality films from and about the Arab world. Its films reflect a range of content and creative styles that lend insight into social, political and creative trends in the Arab world. The Festival celebrates the culture of San Diego's Arab community and enhances its identity at a time when that community feels particularly embattled, and it shares that culture with San Diego's larger community. In so doing, it highlights the dynamism, humanity and creativity of the Arab world.

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora

The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series

October 21-22, 2017

The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is a two-day annual film festival founded by African Voices magazine and LIU's Media Arts Dept., Brooklyn Campus. Reel Sisters screens 25-30 films by women of African, Asian, Indian, Latino and Native American descent. The festival presents two days of shorts, documentaries, web series and feature films by women filmmakers to nearly 1,200 film lovers. Since 1997, Reel Sisters has showcased more than 1,500 films by independent women of color filmmakers and provided $15,000 in scholarship money to filmmakers. Independent film lovers travel from California, Chicago, Florida, Atlanta and from countries as far away as Britain, Germany, India, Kenya and Australia to enjoy the wide variety of films in our festival. Reel Sisters is proud to host our 20th season at AMC's Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem on October 21-22, 2017.