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CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: GRAND PRIZE (GOLD HUGO) WINNERS

by cin·aes·the·tic
CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: GRAND PRIZE (GOLD HUGO) WINNERS by cin·aes·the·tic

The Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) has been held since 1965 (honoring the films of 1964). It is the oldest competitive film festival in the United States (and the fifth oldest overall after Columbus, San Francisco, Ann Arbor and New York). As its name indicates, the CIFF focuses primarily on foreign films, and its Grand Prize winners (who are awarded the ‘Gold Hugo’ statue) have almost all been foreign films. The three occasions on which an American film won were:

1965 (1st CIFF): The Lollipop Cover
1982 (18th CIFF): Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
2009 (45th CIFF): Mississippi Damned