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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Asian Pop-Up Cinema

Spring 2016 | AMC River East 21 |

o 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


The 5th Annual People's Film Festival

June 2 – 5, 2016 | AMC MJ Harlem 9 |

The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) is a 4-Day annual film festival designed to showcase the best in independent films from around the world. TPFF is an initiative of The People’s Media, Music & Arts Foundation Inc. (TPMMAF)— a non-profit organization whose objective is to promote awareness in independent film, media, music, and art across the globe while encouraging those—particularly in the Harlem New York area, to develop a greater appreciation and understanding for cultural diversity in film. It was founded in 2012, with the goal to establish TPFF as “The Voice of 'The People"—essentially the place to tell your story your way and have a true impact on that audience. The People’s Film Festival, which is held in Harlem, NY—which is known for its rich vibrant culture, historic landmarks, great music, literature, arts and entertainment—also collectively known as The Harlem Renaissance, but the synergistic atmosphere in which filmmakers and filmgoers alike come comeback year after year to actively share information, break bread and build relationships.

For more info visit www.thepeoplesfilmfestival.com


The Seattle International Film Festival

May 19 - June 12, 2016

The Seattle International Film Festival is one of Seattle’s prized traditions, bringing the world to the Pacific Northwest with a celebration of cinema from every point of the globe. The Festival features a wide-ranging line-up across all genres and budgets, from star-studded blockbusters to fiercely independent and international fare, along with films appropriate for young and old alike. A favorite with locals as well as visitors, SIFF presents the opportunity to meet filmmaking talent and stars, attend gala screenings with parties, and participate in forums and panels during the largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States. Screenings take place in venues throughout Seattle as well as in neighboring cities Shoreline, Bellevue, Kirkland, and Renton during the 25-day event.

There's something for every taste, age, and budget! More information, www.siff.net

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Scottsdale Short Film Festival

May 19

The Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre presents the best student short films of 2016! Join us as we celebrate works from the top artists from one of the Southwest's premiere film schools. Works include both narrative and documentary films, and span all genres.

Stick around after the show to meet the talented student filmmakers and to see who takes home awards for their work! One of the hottest tickets of the Valley festival circuit. One night only!