“Considering that my students reside in a community plagued by crime, gangs, violence and death, this is a film that I think more students should be exposed to.”
Regina Roberts, Social Studies teacher at Claremont Academy on the 2010 screening of My Good Enemy
“It was great listening to the students expressing themselves thoughtfully and passionately...I am extremely grateful for your help in making the whole experience a worthwhile learning opportunity for my students.”
Kyriakos Katriadakis, Special Education teacher, Sullivan High School on the 2010 screening of Go For It!
Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the arts of film and the moving image. We serve Chicago’s diverse and under-served citizenry by providing access to world-class cinema. We aim to enrich Chicago’s cultural environment by presenting film in contexts that encourage discussion and debate.
We believe film is a powerful tool that promotes media literacy and enhances critical thinking skills. For over 20 years, Cinema/Chicago’s Education Outreach Program has fostered media literacy and multi-cultural understanding by bringing international film to Chicago Public School students, training Chicago educators, and encouraging youth filmmakers in their creative endeavors.
Passionate. Honest. Inventive. Young visionaries let their voices be heard at Cinema/Chicago's CineYouth Festival. The two-day CineYouth Festival showcases work from filmmakers under the age of 20 and from across the country. Last year’s Festival featured 95 films, with screenings and workshops. more