CineYouth 2023 Committee & Juries
Cinema/Chicago would like to extend a special thank you everyone who has contributed to CineYouth 2023.
CineYouth Programming Committee
Chris Forrester is a part-time film writer and full-time film lover. A 2021 graduate of Indiana University’s Media School, his interests include genre cinema, film preservation & canon-building, and the films of Terence Davies.
Faramade Francesca Oladapo is currently a student at The Theatre School at DePaul University. She loves different narrative forms of Art and enjoys researching which informs her work as an Interdisciplinary Artist.
Saul Rodriguez is an undergrad at Columbia College Chicago majoring in Screenwriting and Production Design. His favorite things to do in his free time is cook and hike National Parks.
Prisella Valdez is an undergraduate at The Ohio State University majoring in Strategic Communication and minoring in Video Arts and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her favorite movie switches between Before Sunrise and Paddington 2!
Maren Williams is a senior psychology student at Loyola University Chicago with a passion for film. What they love about cinema is that it is an unique opportunity to artistically explore stories of humanity.
Graduate Students of Loyola University Chicago:
- Lexie Garrett
- Taylor Evans
- Brianna Odo-Boms
- Rebecca Seiller
Students of Second City Film School:
- Jim Dziobek
- Joelle Velez Sostheim
- Corinne Bauer
Students of CHA + DePaul Youth Partnership
Students of Columbia College
Rising Star Award
CineYouth Programming Committee:
- Chris Forrester
- Faramade Francesca Oladapo
- Saul Rodriguez
- Prisella Valdez
- Maren Williams
CineYouth Festival Manager
After School Matters