Created in 2005, 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 15th year will be held April 26-28, 2019 at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre. Submissions for CineYouth 2019 are now closed. Stay tuned for the full schedule and free ticket links coming in early-April!
CineYouth 2018 Festival Trailer
Have a plan for a new student short film? At the CineYouth Film Pitch, participants can pitch their works-in-progress to a panel of industry professionals for invaluable feedback. Apply now!
2019 Additional Support