See the next generation of filmmakers at CineYouth Festival 2023

Discover the next generation of filmmakers. CineYouth is Cinema/Chicago’s annual film festival for filmmakers 22-years-old and younger from around the world. All CineYouth events are free and open to the public.

CineYouth presents 65 short films across 10 programming blocks featuring everything from uproarious comedies to depictions of activism in action to highlights from the Chicagoland area. Plus, CineYouth features two workshops focused on activism in film and creative collaboration through editing, live filmmaker Q&As, and more!

CineYouth 2023
April 21-23 
FACETS Chicago 
1517 W. Fullerton Ave 

In-person screenings for this year’s CineYouth at FACETS Chicago will include post-film Q&As with filmmakers. 

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CineYouth film programs will also be available to stream globally for free from Monday, April 24 at 12:00pm CT until Sunday, April 30 at 11:59pm CT. You can watch the whole program from home!

Be sure to claim tickets now for the film programs as a limited number of tickets and streams are available!

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Streams globally from April 24-30Tickets are free and open to the public

See the full program book HERE.

Opening Night: Chicagoland
Friday, April 21 at 7:00pm at Facets Chicago


Join CineYouth Opening Night to see an eclectic collection of shorts from rising Chicagoland filmmakers that range from a magical bedtime story to a celebration of famous eateries on Chicago’s South Side.

(Encore Open Caption screening Sunday, April 23 at 7:00pm)

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CineYouth Workshops
Hear from working filmmakers Saturday and Sunday of CineYouth!


Making a Change: Creating Impact Through Storytelling
Saturday, April 22 at 12:30pm

Join us for a conversation about channeling your passion for self-expression and activism into films that can transform the world.

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Creative Collaboration: An Exploration of Editing Workflow
Sunday, April 23 at 11:30am


Hear from a director-editor team about the collaborative process of bringing a film to life.

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