Upcoming ICMC Events & Appearances!

Women's View Film Residency and Festival at
Cook County Jail

Women-in-custody produce a short film and curate an international film festival.

2018 Cook County Jail Women's View Participants

Women’s View launched at the Cook County Jail on January 22nd, women in the medium-maximum security tier. The award-winning international films screened in Women’s View tackle female-centric topics such as relationships with partners, family, and friends, body-image and self-esteem, while teaching personal agency and empowerment. 

Director of the CCJ’s Women’s Division, Dr. Lisette Lopez, praised the program, saying “I was able to witness the sense of pride that emerged in participants from being a part of a program where their voices and opinions were heard. It meant a lot to participants to be able to analyze and curate meaningful films, but it was a special experience to view the culmination of the program in a documentary video.”

ICFilmFest 2024

Northbrook Library 8th Annual ICFilmFestival Confirmed for November 9th.

Wonder and Whimsy create a “cine-magical” experience for families. 

On Sat. Nov. 9th, ICMC and the Northbrook Library team up for an international children’s film fesetival featuring award-winning, multicultural short films for young children and families.  This lively, fun-filled event teaches children “how to watch movies with their minds awake” and vote for their favorite films!  

Stay tuned for the complete Northbrook Library 8th Annual ICFilmFestival line-up!

Annual Film Festivals

Stay posted for a list of summer festival venues!  If your library, community center or Park District would  like to be an ICFilmFest Presenting Partner, contact Michelle at info@icmediacenter.org or call 773-528-6854. 

Screen Smart Residencies

2023-2024 Residencies

Turner Drew World Language School in Lowden Homes kicked off the ICMC drive for Screen Smart “program density” in Fall 2023 with a second year of Screen Smart, continuing every Wednesday through January 2024. 

On October 6th, a second year of Screen Smart launched at Humboldt Park’s Cameron Magnet School. Students receive instruction every Friday through mid-February.

In November, students and teachers at Frank Reilly School in Avondale begin their first year of Screen Smart every Monday through mid-March. 

Young children learn BETTER when they MOVE. Come see how this brain-body learning system reverses COVID learning loss


The 2024 kicks off with several new and returning partner schools, including:

Deneen School of Excellence in Greater Grand Crossing and Hamline Elementary in Back-of-the Yards embark on their first year of Screen Smart every Wednesday starting January 31st.

In February, ICMC returns  to Henry Clay School in Hegewisch where K-2nd graders will level-up their Screen Smart skills with a Year 2 program every Tuesday through the end of April.

PreK through 2nd grades at Lawndale Community Academy begin their inaugural year of Screen Smart, every Thursday through the end of April.

March opens with a Year 2 program every Friday at Inter-American Magnet School in Lakeview where PreK – K students will continue to develop healthy tech habits. 

Want Screen Smart at YOUR school? Send us an email at workshops@icmediacenter.org