Curated by residents of the CCJTDC, the "Films for You and Me" program attracted an enthusiastic audience of staff, parents and residents on June 20th. With scores of ballots counted, the festival winner was determined by popular vote.
Best of Fest Winner
Anti-Chiraq: The Documentary
Director: Tamiya Matlock
During two lively screenings for parents and children at the Albany Park Community Center, the whimsical animated film Orange O Despair garnered the ICFilmFest’s top prize, the Best of Fest award.
Orange O Despair
Director: John Banana
France, 2011, 4 min
Two hundred and fifty children, teachers and parents crowded the Darwin School Auditorium in Logan Square on June 12th for the popular ICFilmFest program, Maybe It's Magic. Hundreds of ballots were counted to determine the winner of the "Best of Fest" award.
Best of Fest Winner
Director: Alice Gomes
Media are the most influential forces in children’s lives and an understanding of media is crucial for success in a global, digital culture. ICMC programs will introduce new ways of thinking about media and redefine how we, as a culture, view and use media.
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Formerly homeless residents of New Moms in Austin curated two programs. Wind of Change screened in Austin on June 17th, while Finding Friends and Ourselves screened at the Lake Theatre in Oak Park on June 20th. The Best of Fest prize is awarded to the film that received the greatest number of votes between the two screenings.
Best of Fest Winner
A Cautionary Tail
Director: Simon Rippingale
Women’s View Festival Jury Prize
Awarded by the New Moms Festival Jury to the film which is the most successful in showing women as strong, courageous and compassionate.
Lioness of Lisabi
Director: Vlady Valentin Oszekiel
The 2014 My First Media program at Kozminski Community Academy concluded with a special ICFilmFest screening that gave parents the chance to see their kids demonstrating what they learned in the class.
That's what teachers and parents at Kozminski school said when they saw My First Media in action. Here's why: Think of how many times children engage screens each day. Now imagine what would happen if children used higher order thinking skills every time they turned on a screen.
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Director Gaston Vizcarra announces the world premiere of "Eduin & the Golden Scepter of the Incas" (Spanish title: "Ukukus, Ekekos, Pishtacos, Lanlacos") in Lima, Peru July 2015. Based on the magic and myth of the Andes and shot in one of the rarest ecosystems on earth, we know you want to see this movie in Chicago!
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