The 54th Chicago International Film Festival ( CIFF ) hosted its Awards Ceremony at AMC River East 21, on Oct. 19, celebrating the films chosen as the award winners by the Festival juries.
Prizes were awarded to films in the following categories: International Feature Film Competition; New Directors Competition; International Documentary Competition; Out-Look Competition; and Short Film Competition. The Chicago Award and the Founder's Award were also presented.
In the LGBT-themed Out-Look Competition, the Peruvian/German/Norwegian film Retablo took the Gold Q-Hugo. The Wanuri Kahiu-directed lesbian film Rafiki ( Kenya/South Africa/Germany/Netherlands/France/Norway/Lebanon ) won the silver, and the Brazilian movie Hard Paint received a special mention.
Hashtag Perfect Life won the Chicago Award, while Beautiful Boy ( with Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet ) received the Founder's Award.
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