Magazine article Screen International

Cinema/Chicago Founder Michael Kutza to Step Down

Magazine article Screen International

Cinema/Chicago Founder Michael Kutza to Step Down

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Kutza co-founded Chicago International Film Festival in 1964.

Michael Kutza

Michael Kutza the founder and CEO of Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, will step down at the end of the year.

Kutza co-founded the in 1964 and served as the festival’s artistic director through 2017.

The festivl’s board have organised a gala to celebrate Kutza’s 55-year career, where they will present him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Chaz Ebert, Candace Jordan, and Maria Pappas will chair the ‘Celebrating Michael’ event set for July 14.

After co-founding the Chicago International Film Festival with silent screen actress Colleen Moore, Kutza went on to help countless emerging filmmakers start their careers, including Martin Scorsese, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael Moore, Oliver Stone, John Carpenter, Joe Swanberg, and Taylor Hackford.

“The governing board of directors will be forever grateful to Michael Kutza for his tireless passion, vision, optimism, and service for more than 50 years,” executive board member Byron Pollock said. …

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