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CineYouth Program

Chronically Online

  Philippines, Sweden, United States     4 shorts | 57 minutes

Screenings & Events

In-person Screening

Sat, Apr 20 @ 8:30pm CDT

at Facets

Virtual Screening

Available to stream globally April 22 @ 12:00pm CT through April 28 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window.


Can you stomach the seedy underbelly of the web? Take notes from a generation born and dying on the internet, as they confront memories of cringe, arrogance, and obsession.

Please note: Films in this program contain themes, images, and language that may not be suitable for all ages.


A group of teens in a car excitedly smile while one holds a microphone, singing a song.


Aries C. Ferrer | Philippines | Age 22

A compilation of strangers’ deleted phone videos paints a moving portrait of contemporary life.

Two men in red tank tops, one looking down at his phone, sit in a dark room in front of a phone on a tripod.

Too Much Sand

Rosso Pérez Bueno | Sweden | Age 21

As a toxic substance slowly ravages a celebrity’s body, the question left to ask is, how far would you go for the advertising money?

A young Chinese man in a traditional Chinese hat smiles as he takes a selfie with a group.

I, Chinese

Keith Leung | New York | Age 22

An influencer’s racist commodification of his culture leads to an uncomfortable confrontation– with consequences that he never saw coming.

A distorted photo of a gloved hand gving a thumbs-up in front of a patch of forest floor

Ibex rebirth

Elijah Valter | Chicago | Age 22

Through pixelated and saturated images, an entity constantly surveys the world. Before it drifts off to sleep, it imagines a novel future.

A silhouette of a person posing to the left of a blood stain and to the right of a drum set


Charlie Li | China | Age 23

An obsessive workaholic pits his wits against a loud drummer in a battle for peace and quiet.