Upcoming ICMC Events & Appearances!

ICFilmFest 2023

Annual Summer Film Festival

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. 

Imagination Station

Jump on board at Imagination Station and enjoy twelve charming films from ten countries! Discover how music helps a young girl harness her energy in Kenya’s Symphony (USA), join a feisty cat who thinks he’s a dog in A Cat Called Jam (Ireland), and cheer for a talented dancer in Caught Off Guard (Singapore). 

Imagination Station features five Chicago premieres, three US premieres! Films included in the program are: A-choo! (Korea), Kenya’s Symphony (USA), Rhino (UK), The Peak (Japan), El Monociclo en Cuba (USA), A Cat Called Jam (Ireland), Space Girls (UK), The Little Bird and the Bees (Switzerland), Mall (Germany), Castaway (France), Caught Off Guard (Singapore), Sea Shadow (Netherlands). 

The Little Bird and the Bees (Swtizerland)

Kenya’s Symphony (USA)

A Cat Called Jam (Ireland)

WorldScene Media Arts Residency and Film Festival

Youth Curate International Film Festivals

The Spring 2023 school year will kick off with a WorldScene Media Film Festival curated by the entire 8th grade class at Inter-American Magnet School (851 W. Waveland Ave., Chicago, IL. 60613). Students have viewed, rated, and discussed 60+ international short films to curate a film festival for Inter-American students and families. By engaging critical thinking and communicating ideas on topics such as non-violent conflict resolution, bullying, self-esteem, and global societal issues, students will become more self-aware and empowered to make healthy tech choices and develop meaningful connections to peers, family members, and youth around the world.

Check out the line up for the Who Are We Film Festival screening on Friday, February 24th.

Screen Smart Residencies

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

2022-2023 Residencies

Turner Drew School in Lowden Homes kicked off the ICMC drive for Screen Smart “program density” in Fall 2022, continuing every Wednesday through Mid-February 2023.  In early January, Inter-American Magnet School became the first dual language school to receive a Screen Smart residency, taking place every Friday. In mid-January ICMC launched Screen Smart at Henry Clay School on Tuesdays in Hegewisch, then started at Drake School in Bronzeville, and Ashburn School in Grand Crossing every Thursday. On February 15th, Screen Smart launched at Cameron Magnet School (Humboldt Park) and Kershaw IB (Englewood) for Kershaw’s 5thyear of Screen Smart. Drop by any Wednesday and see rapid impact learning in action!