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CineYouth Festival Full Program Announcement

Published: April 5, 2023  |  Filed under: CineYouth

Presented by Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival, the 2023 CineYouth Festival today announced the full program to be screened April 21-23 in person at FACETS, 1517 W. Fullerton, and available April 24-30 virtually around the world. In total, 65 short films have been programmed into 10 screening blocks featuring everything from uproarious comedies and depictions of activism in action, to late night thrills and nuanced journeys of reflection.

CineYouth opens on Friday, April 21 with the Chicagoland presentation offering a vast array of creative expression from our city’s talented young filmmakers, including the documentary Taste of 75th made by a group of youth who participated in The Chicago Housing Authority + DePaul Youth Partnership Program.[…]

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CineYouth Announces Award-Winning Filmmakers

Published: April 28, 2022  |  Filed under: CineYouth, News & Announcements

The 17th CineYouth Festival, presented by Cinema/Chicago, announced award winners for its 2022 edition in nine categories, as well as the recipient of this year’s Prodigy Scholarship. This year’s award winners include filmmakers from across the country and around the world, with Kyrgyzstan, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Puerto Rico, New York, Louisiana, California, and Illinois represented. This year’s films were screened in person at FACETS April 22 – 24, and the entire slate of 2022 CineYouth Festival films can be streamed virtually online for free from April 25 – May 1, 2022.[…]

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CineYouth Festival Returns to Screens April 24-24

Published: April 8, 2022  |  Filed under: CineYouth, News & Announcements

Highlighting Filmmakers 22 Years Old and Younger, the 17th CineYouth Festival Presents 71 International Short Films

Cinema/Chicago today announced details surrounding the 17th CineYouth Festival, running April 22 – 24 in person at FACETS (1517 W. Fullerton Ave.) and available virtually worldwide April 25 – May 1, 2022. Featuring 71 international short films written and directed by filmmakers 22 years old and younger, this year’s CineYouth slate includes films from 17 countries, with more than half of the titles directed or co-directed by female-identifying filmmakers, and ten by directors identifying as nonbinary.[…]

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Interview: Jawline Director Liza Mandelup

Published: April 23, 2019  |  Filed under: CineYouth

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: CineYouth

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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