2017 Award Winners

CineYouth 2017

CineYouth 2017 Award Winners

Best Animation Film

The Gift of the Woods

By Kris Theorin & Kurtis Theorin (age 19) from Landenberg, PA

Award Partner: Columbia College Chicago Animation Department
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Best Comedy Film

Frankie Keeps Talking

By Annabelle Attanasio (age 22) from Brooklyn, NY

Award Partner: Harold Ramis Film School at Second City

Best Thriller Film


By Hadley Hillel (age 21) from Seattle, WA

Award Partner: Cinema/Chicago Governing Board Chair, Penelope R. Steiner
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Best Music Video


By Amy West & Jakob O. Anderson (age 22) from Santa Fe, NM

Award Partner: Cinema/Chicago Governing Board Chair, Penelope R. Steiner
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Best Experimental Film


By Wynter Rhys (age 17) from Seattle, WA

Award Partner: CIMMfest
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Best Drama Film

Partitioned Heart

By Matt Morris (age 20) from New York, NY

Award Partner: Loyola University Chicago School of Communication
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Best Documentary Film

Searching for Wives

By Zuki Juno Tobgye (age 22) from Singapore

Award Partner: Bloomberg Philanthropies
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Best Overall Film


By Joosje Duk (age 22) from The Netherlands

Award Partner: Cinema/Chicago
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Reel Women Award


By Olivia Peace (age 22) from Chicago, IL

Award Partner: DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts
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Rising Star Award

Magnum Opus

By Adam Present (age 17) from Evanston, IL

Award Partner: Cinema/Chicago Associate Board
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Chicago Award

Welcome to the Peace House

By Angelo Ross, Sierra Blackman & Briona Barker-Dawson (ages 15-19) from Chicago, IL

Award Partner: Allstate Insurance Company
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Audience Choice Award

Amour Partagé

By Luis Treviño (age 20) from Chicago, IL

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WTTW Award

Michael Key Jr.

Age 19, from Chicago, IL

For work on Art Ideology

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Tribeca Flashpoint College Scholarship Winners

Kayla Sullers

Age 17, from Chicago, IL

For work on Black Chi Youth

Alexander Charles

Age 17, from Chicago, IL

For work on Trust
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2017 Film Pitch Winner

Natalie Frazier

Age 22, from Chicago, IL
For Cheetah and the Deathgoers