Film News: Cinema/Chicago Presents the 14th CineYouth Festival, April 20-22, 2018

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CHICAGO – The 14th annual CineYouth Festival – presented by Cinema/Chicago – starts on Friday, April 20th, 2017, at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, kicking off a three day festival run. The opening night film is Director Bing Liu’s “Minding the Gap,’ a critically acclaimed documentary by Chicago’s Kartemquin films. Tickets to all events are FREE and open to the public. For more information and a full weekend schedule, click here.

CineYouth will also feature 11 programs, each comprised of 4-8 thematically grouped short films, including narrative, animated, documentary and experimental films as well as music videos. CineYouth is sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company, Flashpoint Chicago, A Campus of Columbia College Hollywood, and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Opening Night Film of the CineYouth Festival is ‘Mind the Gap’
Photo credit: Kartemquin Films

“Films chosen for the 2018 CineYouth program were carefully selected from a record-breaking 482 submissions from North America, Europe and Asia,” said Cinema/Chicago’s Education Program Manager Lauren Ponto. “I’m extremely proud of this year’s program as it truly showcases the immense talent of the next generation of voices in film and how their creativity can be used to change how we see the world.”

Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a 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, the Chicago International Television Festival, free international screenings, and a year-round education program. Celebrating its 54th edition from October 10th-21st, 2018, the Chicago International Film Festival is North America’s longest running competitive film fest.

Cinema/Chicago presents the 14th CineYouth Festival from Friday, April 20th through Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport, Chicago. The Opening Night film is “Mind the Gap,” with Producer Diane Quon and film subjects Keire Johnaon and Kent Abernathy appearing on behalf of the film. For more general information on Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival click here. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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