Screenings include the Sundance hit Joshua starring Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga and Jacob Kogan, as well as Alan Cumming's Suffering Man's Charity, and Crime Fiction by University of Chicago alumnus Will Slocombe.
'With Chicago's rich culture and social scene, it is the perfect fit for the format of our festival,' Jeffrey Abramson, vice president of Gen Art's film division, said.
'We are eager to continue to bring fresh, independent films to Chicago, as well as the incredible directors, actors and producers who created them. We think that the format of a red-carpet premiere followed by a cast attended after-party will, like in New York, be a big success with Chicago film enthusiasts.'
The Gen Art Film Festival was founded in 1996 in New York and is dedicated to discovering fresh talent. For more details visit www.genart.org.