This is the first year I can remember where we didn't have a big snowfall for the film festival. Make sure you see "Grace is Gone" when it is released. John Cusack (a fellow Chicagoan) did a great job as the father of two girls whose wife was sent to Iraq. Very well written. It works on many levels.
And then of course the movie "Fido" about life in a small town after the zombie wars. Zomcon has a collar which domestics zombies. This is the tender story of a relationship between a boy and their home's zombie. Makes you view zombies in a whole new light.