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CineYouth Festival 2019

Featuring 64 films from 18 different countries, 2019’s CineYouth selection showcased the astounding talent of filmmakers 22 years old and younger by exhibiting new works in a variety of genres and thematic programs.

CineYouth 2019 Festival Trailer

CineYouth 2019 Highlights

2019 CineYouth Festival Highlights

CineYouth Programs

2019 Award Winners

The best films of the 2019 CineYouth Festival

CineYouth Film Challenge

Students ages 13-18 at the CineYouth Film Challenge complete a short film with their assigned team under the thrill of a deadline.

CineYouth Film Pitch

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!

CineYouth Pitch Workshop

The art of pitching is a vital skill for any filmmaker. The CineYouth Pitch Workshop invites filmmakers 16-22 years old to join us for a one-day pitching workshop.

About CineYouth

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.

2019 Sponsors

Flashpoint ChicagoLogo: Columbia College - 273x100

2019 Additional Support

Logo: DCASE wide - 500x98Logo: HI USA 253x75Logo: Illinois Arts Council - 133x100Logo: WTTW 11 - 240x100

2019 Award Partners

Logo: Chicago International Film Festival 211x150Logo: Second City Training Center 200x200Logo: Pasfarda 200x200Logo: Harold Ramis Film School 275x90Logo: Prodigy Film Camp - 462x100
Charles Droege and Julie Wroblewski • Byron and Judy Pollock • Brenda Robinson • Steven Kwate • Dr. Jennifer Kim

2019 Donors

Brian Dailey • Adrienne Davis • Corbin Horn • Tom Kehoe • Rick Nicita • Cynthia Olson • Judy Pollock
Joe Swanberg • Kathleen Turner • Paula Wagner • Mamie J Walton