Where Amazing Movies Come Together

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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September 21st - 25th, 2016 | AMC Empire 25

The Urbanworld Film Festival, founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, is the largest internationally competitive festival of its kind. The five-day festival includes narrative features, documentaries, short films, spotlight screenings and events, live staged screenplay readings, the Urbanworld Digital track focused on digital and social media panels and workshops, and Urbanworld Music, which highlights emerging talent in live performances during after party events. Over the last 19 years, Hollywood studios, indie film distributors, and established and emerging filmmakers have consistently chosen Urbanworld® to premiere box office and award-winning hits. Urbanworld has also provided a platform for some of today's leading brands seeking to reach key influencers across the industry and within the consumer marketplace. The Urbanworld Film Festival is an initiative of the Urbanworld Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization that endeavors to consistently manifest its mission of redefining and advancing the presence and impact of the multicultural community in cinema and cross-platform media. By implementing initiatives that actively support and develop content creators of color, Urbanworld significantly contributes to the evolution of the media and entertainment landscape and the diversity that it reflects. Gabrielle Glore serves as Festival Director & Head of Programming for Urbanworld.

The festival website is www.urbanworld.org


Asian Pop-Up Cinema

Fall 2016 September 21 - November 30

Presented by Sophia's Choice, Asian Pop-Up cinema, the bi-annual film screening series is on an ambitious trajectory to surpass the success of its first season by expanding on the dynamic range of cinematic treasures that pleased audiences and critics alike in the fall of 2015. The screenings will continue to be taking place at the AMC River East 21, 322 E Illinois Street (Chicago), and the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Avenue (Wilmette). Between February 17 and May 20, 2016, an array of award-winning and star-studded Asian language films from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand, with majority to be shown theatrically in Chicago the first time will be presented.

More information, visit: www.asianpopupcinema.org/schedule

The Lone Star Film Festival

November 10th - 13th, 2016

The Lone Star Film Festival is held each year in downtown Fort Worth’s Sundance Square, which serves as the cultural and social center of downtown. The Lone Star Film Festival brings the very best showcase and independent films to Fort Worth which is ranked as the 16th largest city in the nation. Filmmakers and celebrities and moviegoers enjoy world-class films, panels and parties in the City of Cowboys and Culture.

There's something for every taste, age, and budget! More information, www.lonestarfilmfestival.com/