CineYouth 2020 has been postponed for now due to Illinois’ shelter-in-place order. We will announce new dates once we can comfortably rescheduled CineYouth. In the meantime, we’re happy to share a selection of Chicago-made films from the 2019 CineYouth Festival that are free to watch online. Enjoy our most recent selection of the next generation of filmmakers!
CineYouth 2019: Select Chicago Films
Director: Natalie Braye, Liliana Bravo
The state of Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood, undergoing a change in identity amidst gentrification, told through the eyes of Pilsen’s local artists and the historic murals that have defined the community.
Director: India Harris, Jaliyah Thompson, Gina Navarrete, Maya Thompson
An emotional exposé on female victims of gun violence in Chicago, Hear Her Voice is told with a powerful sense of urgency by the victims themselves as they reflect on the state of their community.
Director: Kiernan Francis
A montage of the day in the life of a high school student, where over-stimulating classroom and social environments lead to feelings of dissociation.
Director: Nikki Milan Houston
Despondently driving around an industrial foreign town, a single mother posing as a customer service representative makes calls from different pay phones, attempting to reach the father of her child.