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Interview: Jawline Director Liza Mandelup

Published: April 23, 2019  |  Filed under: Cine Youth

Liza Mandelup has had fantastic start to her year. After years working in photography and making short films for outlets like Dazed and Vogue, Mandelup world premiered her debut feature documentary, Jawline, at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The reception to the film was incredibly positive, and Mandelup won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker.

Currently on the festival circuit, Mandelup next travels to Chicago to present Jawline as the Opening Night presentation at this year’s CineYouth Festival.[…]

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Announcing The 2019 CineYouth Festival Lineup

Published: April 2, 2019  |  Filed under: Cine Youth

Celebrating its 15th edition in 2019, CineYouth, presented by Cinema/Chicago, today announced the selection of 64 thrilling and diverse short films for a weekend of free screenings, discussions, and events.

The three-day film festival will be held April 26-28, 2019 at the Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport Ave.) and will screen work from filmmakers ages 8-22, shining a light on new work from the growing community of youth filmmakers from around the world, including many who call Chicago home.[…]

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2018 CineYouth Award Winners

Published: April 27, 2018  |  Filed under: Cine Youth, News & Announcements

Announcing the award winners from Cinema/Chicago’s 2018 CineYouth festival!

Cinema/Chicago’s CineYouth Film Festival is designed to encourage youth filmmakers in their creative endeavors. CineYouth provides opportunities for young filmmakers to articulate themselves artistically, and have their voice heard. Held annually in Chicago, CineYouth is a three-day festival celebrating and fostering the creativity of filmmakers 22 years old and younger by screening officially selected work and encouraging their creative endeavors by presenting a filmmaking workshop, discussions and panels.

CineYouth’s 14th year was held at the iconic Music Box Theatre April 20-22, 2018.[…]

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CineYouth 2017 – Entries Now Open

Published: November 21, 2016  |  Filed under: Cine Youth

At Cinema/Chicago, we pride ourselves on recognizing emerging talents and new voices in filmmaking. Well, we’re putting our money where our mission is again this year, with CineYouth Festival, the annual film festival that celebrates the work of filmmakers 22 years old and younger.

Taking place May 4-6 at Chicago’s famed Music Box Theatre, we’re in search of the best films from around the world by student and young filmmakers. With awards, networking and mentorship opportunities, be a part of CineYouth this year.[…]

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CineYouth Announces Opening Night Film

Published: April 22, 2016  |  Filed under: Cine Youth, Festival News







Media Contact: Danielle Garnier


CHICAGO, (April 21, 2016) – Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival proudly present the Chicago premiere of GKIDS Nocturna as the Opening Night film of their CineYouth Festival.

As an internationally competitive film festival for students ages 22 and younger, the 12th annual CineYouth Festival will premiere Nocturna Thursday, May 5th at 6:00PM at Columbia College Chicago (1104 South Wabash, 8th Floor in Chicago).[…]

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