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CineYouth Program


 7 shorts | 63 minutes

Screenings & Events

Virtual Screening

Available to stream globally April 24 @ 12:00pm CT through April 30 @ 11:59pm CT for a 72-hour watch window.


The exhilarating work of Chicago’s next generation of filmmakers is showcased in this eclectic collection that celebrates the vast array of creative expressions emerging from our city.

Note: Films in this program contain themes or language that may not be suitable for all ages.


How to Glow in the Dark

Maggie Brill | Evanston | Age 21

With their parents fighting downstairs, 15-year-old Charlotte attempts to comfort her imaginative younger sister Avery with a magical bedtime story.

Taste of 75th

Andee Williams, Aniya Carey, Antoinette Green, and Iyana Jordan | Chicago | Ages 15-18

A celebration of famous eats on Chicago’s South Side featuring Brown Sugar Bakery, Original Soul Vegetarian, and Mabe’s Deli.

look at our bodies

Christina Erica Eagleson | Chicago | Age 20

As two young women prepare for a night out, they reflect on their ever-changing relationships with their bodies.

Your Face In December

Chris Derek Van | Chicago | Age 18

An immersive collage depicting the many facets of love between two men.

See Me

Josh Leftwich | Chicago | Age 22

After his older brother goes missing, a young boy sets out in search of him with the help of a mysterious stranger.

Chicago Polar Bear Club

Rebecca Shaid, Hank Yang, Ethan Cheng | Evanston | Age 21

With the shared goal of supporting Chicago families in need, a group of daredevils meets every winter to take a plunge in icy Lake Michigan-–and creates community along the way.


Gillian Fauntleroy | Chicago | Age 22

The submarine crew of a 1960s reconnaissance mission notices a mysterious glowing light from the periscope which leads to tension and then hysteria on board.


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