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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
CineYouth Festival: Full Schedule now online! (Chicago,IL)
JUST RELEASED: FULL SCHEDULE!
Join us at the CineYouth Festival,a
three-day international film festival that celebrates the talent of
filmmakers 22 years old and younger from around the world. More than 70
short films, ranging from thought-provoking documentaries and quirky
comedies to experimental shorts, a showcase of locally made films, and
more will be shown with filmmakers in attendance!
Director/writer Dash Shaw will be in attendance for a Q&A!
From acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw (New School)
comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high
school comedy and blockbuster satire, told through a dream-like mixed
media animation style that incorporates drawings, paintings and
Dash (Jason Schwartzman) and his best friend Assaf (Reggie
Watts) are preparing for another year at Tides High School muckraking on
behalf of their widely-distributed but little-read school newspaper,
edited by their friend Verti (Maya Rudolph). But just when a blossoming
relationship between Assaf and Verti threatens to destroy the boys'
friendship, Dash learns of the administration's cover-up that puts all
the students in danger. As disaster erupts and the friends race to
escape through the roof of the school, they are joined by a popular
know-it-all (Lena Dunham) and a lunch lady (Susan Sarandon) who is much
more than meets the eye. Read more.
Inner demons, disoriented human states and
what happens when a person becomes trapped within the realm inside
his/her mirror. These six chilling titles will freak you into next
Friday. All films in this program contain themes and language that may not be suitable for all ages.
Take a trip around the world with eight
directors spanning the globe from France, Belgium, the Netherlands,
Belarus, and the United Kingdom. This hour offers narrative, animated
and documentary films, giving the viewer a new perspective on the
world. RSVP now.
Film still: Made Of
1:00pm - Visual Beats
Come for the films, stay for the music. This
hour of music videos spans genres from indie to pop to hip hop! -
leaving you with stunning visuals, catchy lyrics and beats you will want
to dance to!
These six dramatic films present gritty truths: in the
age of technology a father must make the gutting decision to delete his
son, a university student takes his passion for ambient music to a
chilling level, and a young man embarks on a day of skateboarding that
takes a turn for the worst. You'll be on the edge of your seat for these
startling conclusions!RSVP Now.
This program will challenge your
role as a viewer - from visual interpretations of poetry to films where
sound takes on a new meaning; these filmmakers turn their cameras on
their worlds and themselves, creating thought provoking concepts and
striking images. Films with a * contain themes or language that may not be suitable for all ages. RSVP Now.
Made by filmmakers from across Illinois, this hour of
narratives highlights the talent of our state. From a young writer
struggling to cope with her competitive peers to a goth teenager's
attempt at an impossible crime, these titles prove that the Midwest is
home to the next generation's rising stars. RSVP Now.
5:30pm - AWARDS NIGHT!
Join us as we award the best of CineYouth and the next
generation of filmmakers. Winning films will go on to be screened at the
53rd Chicago International Film Festival.
We will also screen Film Challenge films created by participants
ages 10-18 years old. These films were shot and edited in the span of a
day at Columbia College Chicago.RSVP Now.
WORKSHOPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS:
Saturday, May 6
9:30am - 2:00pm - PITCH
Open to the public, the Film Pitch will feature up to four
participants pitching their works-in-progress to a panel of industry
professionals to get direct feedback from the experts who know the film
business best! The winner will be chosen and announced at the CineYouth
Awards Ceremony. RSVP Now.
3:00 - 4:00pm - TRIBECA FLASHPOINT COLLEGE WORKSHOP
Join us as we award the best of
CineYouth and the next generation of filmmakers. Winning films will go
on to be screened at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival
(October 2017). We will also screen
seven Film Challenge, 2 minute films created by filmmakers ages 10-18
years old. These films were shot, filmed and edited in the span of a day
at Columbia College Chicago. RSVP Now.
All events are FREE and open to the public.
the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival,
is a year round non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to
fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures
through the art of film and the moving image. In addition to CineYouth,
Cinema/Chicago's programs include: the Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago International Television Festival, International Screenings, and year-round Education Program.
Celebrating its 53rd edition October 12-26, 2017, the Chicago
International Film Festival is North America's longest-running
competitive film festival.
Cinema/Chicago, 212 W. Van Buren, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60607